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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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tarmok (1433) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Brown liquid without head. Aroma blackberry, dewberry. Taste has blackberry, heavy sour. Medium body, long finish.

4.2
VamboladeTolly (1993) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark cherry red with small head. Aroma: blueberry, wildberry, blackberry, blueberry sweet wine, balsamico- nice and nostalgic for me. Taste: bluberries with cherries, blueberry skins, medium sour, acidity burns your lips. Medium plus body. Acidity finish. Not for weak ones. Nice.

3.9
brigg (681) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2017
(Draft at Brookland Pint, DC) Dark red, no head. Strong red wine- or balsamic-vinegar aroma, apple. Powerfully tart vinegar flavor that puckers your lips, oak barrel, grape, wine, tannins; fruity, tart, acidic. Medium body.

3.6
jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 12, 2017
Sample at Borefts 2016. Poured a hazy reddish brown with a round white head. The aroma is yeast, light elderberry. The flavour is light to moderate sour with a light bubbly fruity light biscuit yeast palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
Iznogud (3811) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap at Borefts Bier Festival, 2016. Pours brown with medium beige head. Fruity, elderberry, flowery, grapes, oak, sour, vinous. Medium bodied.

3.6
Drake (13742) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at Palm Tavern, 9/30/16. Dark red-brown, medium foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of sweet and earthy elderberry, Concord grape, raspberry, hints of tartness. The taste is elderberry, grape earth. Strongly tart. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pour on tap at HopCat, hazy dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, caramel, red grape, hints of oak, earth, funky notes as well. Taste was a mix of lemon, oak, dark fruit, some berry notes into a bit of spice, slight funk, finishing tart.

3.8
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2016
Draft @ Rare Beer Breakfast 2016. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody elderberry aroma. Fruit sour tart woody berry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody elderberry finish.

3.2
SVD (1991) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
Sampel at Borefts 2016. Amber beer, Aroma is elderberry, sour. Taste is the same. average

3.6
markoijelena (3122) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - NOV 11, 2016
Draft at Borefts De Molen Beer Festival 2016 Bodegraven, The Netherlands. 23.09.2016. Pour it dark color with small white head. Aroma dark frutis, some woody oak feel. Taste tart dark frutis, grapes little bit like wine, smooth and dry finish, interesting, basement aromas, lively, sticky, medium body, long finish.


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