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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
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Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. Its a blend of Blond Quad aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months. Aromas of cherries, Bourbon, sweet candy and hints of spice are noticed up front. Tart cherry skins and Maraschino cherries on the palate lead to a dance of rich cherry notes that are followed by slight Bourbon sweetness. Much like the process to make fission, the steps involved here are greater than the sum of their parts. What isnt a secret? At 11.32% ABV, youre going to need a designated driver

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4455) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
Tasted at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Oak, varnish, sour, fruity and aged. Interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1916) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue la pression au Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Javais dautres choses faire que de prendre des notes ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8588) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2016
23/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1059) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear dark orange to red beer, no head. Aroma: lovely fruity smell first, then sourish, vinegar, bit funky, a dirty touch as well. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sourish start, lemon juice, some tannins, lots of fruit, thinking about raspberries (I didnt know what was in the beer when I drank it). Aftertaste: dirty touch, lemony, fruity. Wow, a Cascade I actually rather enjoyed. :p

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
[email protected] 2016, Bodegraven - dark amber to brown with an off-white head. Fruity and sour bready malty aroma and taste, tart fruity into the close.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11517) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
on tap at birriria volo sour event. reddish brown with minimal head. cherry aroma. bourbon first then cherry taste takes over. a bit of apricot. very good sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26674) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Dark brown colored with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Fruity and light acidic flavour of caramel, dried fruits and red wine. Tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (3279) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2016
At BBF, clear lightish Red color, sour bread aroma with hints of vanila and oak, dominant Red winey vinegar flavor with fruity hints and some oak tannins. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2016
2014 vintage. 3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Peachy orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, sour funk and light oak. Similar flavor, adding more oak, light vanilla and moderate sourness. Medium body, finishing with just a hint of bourbon. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle, 2011 project, thanks to Homer! Pours clear apple red, small pink head, dissipates leaving a ring with decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon and cherry, lemon, oak. Flavor is light plus tart, pretty funky, oak tannins and horseblanket. Medium body, hints of lactic acidity at the end, along with loads of dusty musty funk. Guessing this one funked up while in the cellar, but I am not complaining. ABV perhaps comes through in the far finish, but for the most part this is a dangerous beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9776) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016, shared. Thin white head. hazy red pour. Sour aftertaste. Not my thing


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