RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A Belgian Lambic aged in red wine barrels. Generous amounts of the tart montmorency cherry were added after 12 months of aging. Sour from lactic and acetic acids produced from special wild yeasts. A delicious tart, sour treat.

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mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle thanks beau. pours cranberry red with quick fading head. aroma of blue cheese and cherries. taste is tangy and tart.

b3shine (9023) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent cherry with white lacing. Smells of cherry juice and cheese. Tastes like it smells with some red wine notes. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.

AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Thanks Adam for sending this. Enjoyed at 55F on my GF’s birthday in a wine glass.

A - Ruby red in the glass, 2 finger head that faded to nothing. No sediment or cloudiness.

S - Smells like cough medicine with cherry flavoring added

T - Tart almost jolly rancher taste up front. Middle is astringent medicine like Robitussin and the finish is semi-sweet melon and cranberry taste with a hint of cherries.

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

O - Alpine is great and I was hoping this beer would be great but it’s not. It’s drinkable but not what I was expecting.

Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2012
At brewery. Deep red with thin white head. Nose of cherries, sour, hint of wine. Tart cherry taste. Vinegary. Dry feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

fletchfighters (1546) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
Thanks to Owen for the bottle dark brownish cherry color. Sort of murky looking. Off white head that settled to a nice ringed collar and left streaky and spotty lacing with this. Big blue cheese nose. Stinky and funky at the same time. UMMMMMM no cherry??? Cherry vinegar taste. Big enamel ripping taste to boot. Big amount of cherry and vinegar. Some notes of oak. Big feel and body. Very bold and low carbonated. I personally liked it once it got to taste and body but the nose was just odd.

Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at the pub. ruby red. Sour funk on the nose. Big sour notes up front. Think enamel peeling. Grape juice like flavor. Finishes with a nice sour fruit note. Quite sour and quite good.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2012
A - Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin layer of slightly reddish head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart cherries, vanilla, oak, some wheat, funk, and a bit of cheese. T - Starts off with some sour cherries with some wheat and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some light cheese flavors and some funk. The finish is a mix of sour cherries, tart wheat and lemon, and some funk. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and funky finish. D - Pretty drinkable. Tastes a bit off, but not too bad. The sour cherry flavor is nice, just a bit of cheese mixed in.

HonusWagner (2208) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Within the context of the style, very average. Extremely acetic+bandagelike but also has a good cherry flavor that sort of bails out the flaws. It’s a bit painful to drink. Would like to see this rounded into a slightly sweeter, slightly less palate-destroying beer. Draft at Brewery July 2012.

jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours an amber brown with a reddish hue. Aroma of cherries, funk, and slight cheese. Taste follows, cherries, wine funk and cheese. Not bad, not amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours thick berry in color with a smaller white head. The aroma brings some sweet cherry nastiness from the yeast and fruit going on, I enjoyed it better than the rest of the crew for sure. The flavor is delicious tart cherries with a somewhat thinner but enjoyed body.

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