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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale is the Cerise Nouveau of cherry beers. It’s a blend of red ales aged in oak barrels for up to eight months, then aged on fresh Bing cherries for an additional three months. This beer is best served immediately, and as such, will only be sold at Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge.

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bytemesis (8969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle, 2014 vintage, purchased in Santa Clara. So much for the description. Pours deep burgundy, small head, dissipates quickly with no lacing. Aroma is cherries and funk, oak tannins. Flavor is medium tart, light plus funky, cherries, oak. Jammy. Medium body, low carbonation. Pretty tasty actually.

4.1
gramity (1678) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Poured a reddish/brownish color with a small sized head. Cherries, lighter woodiness, caramel, some vanilla, and some funk. Lighter vinegar.

4.2
MacBoost (1934) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle via trade. Pours a deep cherry color with an initially large dark red head that faded into nothing after a few seconds. Aroma of oak and sour fruit. Taste is tart, lightly sweet. Flavor of sour cherries, oak, some sweet jam. Finish is puckering. Not enough funk but plenty of sour. Good, not god tier.

4.5
Bule (2239) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 Project. Pours a deep red color with a bit if head. Nice cherry aroma. Mild cherry flavor with some oak and medium sourness. Sour cherry after.

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djd07 (15339) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at What the Funk. Pours a clear ruby with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, funk. Thin mouth, tart cherry, funky, light oak, nice sourness, really enjoyed this.

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JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark red in color with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk and peppery yeast. Funky cherry flavor with some lemony sourness before a peppery yeast finish.

3.9
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak. TASTE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak. Very nice!

3.8
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
This one poured a Ruby red color with a white head. Aroma was of tart cherries skins, Brett, and mild vinegar. Flavor similar, not overly sour or acitoney.

3.9
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at Stone Oakquinox. Deep cherry red/purple pour, with an off white head. Intense cherry juice flavor, tart, wood, white vinegar, and lots of deep red fruit. Nice strong cherry sour.

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tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2015
750 shared poured a dark garnet red with no head at all. the initial aroma is a beautiful sour cherry with funk. absolutely delish to the nose. the flavor was a straight up sour cherry funky cherry with some alcohol on the end glass of nectar from the gods. absolutely amazing sour cherry beer. the tartness of the cherries was amazing. love this one.


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