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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.8
tapefuzz (710) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is oak, elderberry, floral hops, and dark malt. Taste is elderberry, oak, spice, wine grapes, yeast, and some caramel malt. Dry. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel.

4.2
Malin_aiisa (1203) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle from khiosk Brown red, with white head Aroma of sour cherries, berries Taste salt sour tart and nice. So nice. Balanced Notes of aged barrel

4.1
finol (3447) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle from Kihoskh. Pours red brown with a little head. Aroma of elder, red berries and funk. Tart and sour taste of lime and grapes. Drinkable.

3.6
vjohans (763) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
hay, alcohol, woody, brown, hazy, tan foam, heavily sour, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.3
GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 Brown bottle, 750 ml, 2015 vintage, via Réjean Doiron (merci!), savoured on June 23 2017; eye: seal brown, opaque, ring of tan head, slight lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, fruity, slight wild yeasts; mouth: acidity, sourness, fruity, small dark berries, slight wild yeasts, finale in acidity with presence of sourness, full body, good carbonation, slightly sweet, vinous texture; overall: correct

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, millésime 2015, via Réjean Doiron (merci!), savourée le 23 juin 2017; œil : brun joint, opaque, anneau de mousse fauve, très légère dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, fruité, très léger levures sauvages; bouche : acidité, aigreur, fruité, petits fruits noirs, très léger levures sauvages, finale en acidité avec présence d’aigreur, corsée, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement sucrée, texture vineuse; en résumé : correct

3.6
fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2017

Draught @ 8th. BBF 2016 [ 8th Borefts Beer Festival 2016 ] @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Cascade Elderberry ].
Clear medium brown red colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, caramel, elderberries, tart, sour, unriped grapes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, tart, elderberries, sweet malt, carmale, unriped grapes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160923]
7-3-8-3-15

3.6
ametras (1685) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
[2015] 750ml bottle. Reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are toasted cereals, berries, lemon, oak and spices. Aggressive lactic acidity. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

4
piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Draft at the Cascade Barrelhouse. Dark purple in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dried tart purple berries, chocolate, violets, and oak barrel. Very concentrated and tart berries dominate the palate, backed by elements of dark chocolate and earth. Sourness builds as I drink, but in a good way. Excellent stuff.

4
Holmen1 (6146) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, mai-17: klar mørkerød mahogny med flott skum som varer. Saftig og lekker aroma og smak med hyllebær og andre sure bær, citron og bringebær. Ren, intens smak med skyhøy forfriskningskoeffisient. Tannpuss blir overflødig i kveld. En av kceldens absolutt beste.

3.6
heman (1110) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Aromat kwaśny, mieszanka bzu i octu balsamicznego, melasy. W smaku wysoka, czysta, mlekowa kwaśność, nuty ziołowe, na finiszu cierpki posmak bzowy.


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