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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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3.3
GRM (4050) - 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 (49343) - 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 (1628) - 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.

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piscator34 (2534) - 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 (5885) - 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 (1004) - 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.

4
Holmen2 (3642) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 08.05.17. Dark brown. Small beige haed. Fine and acid aroma of acid fruits. Similarly dry and acid taste. Very, very good! Elderberries are evident.

4.2
tandembrauer (1487) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark brown with little beige head. Aroma of lemons, raspberries, effervescent powder, plums, grass, spices, a little mint. Tastes sour with a little sweetness and some salt. Medium bodied.

3.7
Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy copper color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart and sour elderberry notes is interesting. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some oak and tart notes of elderberry with light acidic notes also noticeable. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well done with intense flavours while retaining some drinkability.

3.4
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 12, 2017
75cl bottle via Grand Cru. It pours a deep amber red color with a small beige head. Aroma Is sour and acidic with notes of lemon juice balsamic vinegar cherry pits tart cherries and grapes. Taste is very sour, verging on the acetic side of the spectrum, with more notes of lemon juice, tart cherries, in ripe grapes, slight spices. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, lacks balance


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