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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.

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3.2
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours an orangish red color with white head. Sour, fruit, and vinegar aromas. Sour cherry flavor with white wine notes.

4.1
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
750ml bottle from The Map Room. Pours a hazy amber-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big funky Brett with a really nice, tart cherry sourness and some vinous characteristics. Some lactose acidity, a bit of a dry wood, a light bourbon note, and a lightly sweetened caramel malt and dark toffee creeps in there too as this warms a bit. Flavor is similar. Tart cherries with just a touch of sweetness up front as well as a slightly acidic lactose, lots of Brett funk, and vinous notes before some woodiness comes in along with a light, smooth caramel maltiness. A bit of a leathery note and dark toffee towards the end as the wood carries this into the finish where a light bourbon comes out and this ends dry, clean, tart, funky, and slightly acidic with a touch of smooth maltiness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a soft, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice wild ale. Lots of tart cherries and sour, slightly acidic lactose notes with a nice wood presence, a light bourbon, and a subtle malt backing that is lightly sweetened and smooth. Big fan of this one.

3.6
madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle shared by jmagnus87...thanks Josh! - Pours hazy roasy amber with a ring of light tan head. Nose is cherries and a light breadiness. Fairly tart. Taste is pretty tart with cherries, a touch of vinegar, some stone fruit, and bready malt. A bit cheesy. Well-carbonated with a fluffy body.

4.4
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a ruby murky rusty color with a touch of mocha colored head that dissipate immediately. RIpe dark fruit aromas of rotted fig, wet bark, sour cherry and a mulled vanilla rise from the background. On the palate this is a well made perfectly balanced sour red with great finesse. Good measures of acidity, funk and antiquity come through beautifully. Gonna lay one down for a bit and see what happens...

3.3
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Sour fruit nose with a touch of oily bourbon. Sour taste, lots of grapefruit and pineapple juice, bourbon, caramel.

3.6
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours orange amber mostly clear with barely a grey head. Aroma is subte, tang, tropical fruit, and a tad bit of barbecue. Body is thinner bring light cherry and tart candy with a drier sweet tangy yeast.

3.7
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Cherry, Leather, Mildly Earthy Appearance: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, Almost No Light Taste: Tart Cherry, Red Plums, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

3.5
unclemike (3121) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
A cloudy brown beer with a quickly dissipating beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, cherry, and citrus. The flavor is wood and vanilla up front with a very nice tart cherry that intensifies in the finish. Quite sour but also quite delicious.

3
rxeight (3080) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
750 ml. Tart, metallic. Cherries lemons and berries. Bit of oxidation. Thinking this one was past its prime.

4.2
rougeau13 (3008) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Hazy caramel colored with a small dirty off white head. Aroma of cherries, leather, funk, and wine. Taste is really tart and funky. Very dry, medium bodied, and below average carbonation. Very nice.


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