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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This live barrel of NW style sour red ale was initially aged for six months in French oak wine barrels, then additionally aged on elderberries. Sharp wine, dark raisins, red grapes and cereal notes greet you on the nose. Tart dark fruit and grapes on the palate lead to a sparkling crisp dry finish with hints of fresh elderberries and grape skins.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Draught at the Republic, Minneapolis, MN. Thanks Derek!
Dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Spices and berries in the aroma. The flavor is tartness, red berries, darkness and Glhwein.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8733) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2016
23/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1036) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear deep reddish almost purple beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of cassis, lots of jam, sweet ripe fruits. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: very acidic start, lots of elderberries, almost sweet, fruity finish. Actually a Cascade beer that I like, nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26788) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Hazy dark red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries. Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries and barnyard. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4oz draft at B Side. Stem glass. Reddish brown with bare offwhite head. Tart berries, red wine, oak, earth, herbs. Sharp, but lacks the over-the-top acetone of other Cascade sours. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3292) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2016
At BBF, clear dark burgundy Red color, aroma of berry with a melange of shrubs, fruity flavor with metalic hints, mellow sourness. Nice and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4 oz. pour, on tap at Clubhouse BFD in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Consumed on 9-27-16. Ruby to dark amber. Small amount of beige head. Very nice shade of liquid. Hazy. Quite juicy, tart aroma. The berry really shines through in the smell. Tart flavor, a bit sour. Merlot wine. Purple grape juice. Brett evident in Band-Aid form (not my favorite expression of the yeast). I really like the berry tartness, and the non-ideal Brett effect fades on multiple sips. Medium body. Soft and fizzy in the palate. A very good and likable fruit sour overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5831) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Ruby brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, sour berries and lighter notes of red wine, vanilla and barnyard funk. Similar flavor, quite fruity, vinous and lightly earthy with moderate sourness. Medium body with a tart, puckering feel and a light oaky finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Clear ruby pour with a tan head. Notes of elderberries, tart fruit, vanilla, oak. Medium body and carbonation and a tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7031) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2016
At Borefts 2016. thnx for sharing,everyone ! Pours dark brown, small white head. Smell is sweet, bit sour, bit herbal. Taste is sweet, sour, dry. Elderflower-like herbal tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy red with a small white head. Aroma is dry,berries and wooden. Citric, dry and slight wooden. Dry and crisp fruity finish.


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