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RATINGS: 208   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. It’s 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 isn’t a secret? At 11.32% ABV, you’re going to need a designated driver

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4.1
ShivanDragon (4618) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
van tap @Borefts 2016, rood/bruin iets amber met witte kraag, aroma en smaken van rood fruit, zacht, hout, wijn, kersen, druif, aardige bourbon, fantastische kleur, zacht en goed houtgerijpt.

4.4
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg @Borefts 2016. Pours red/amber. Nose is fresh but you can also smell the sourness, zesty fruits up front and big cherry. Taste is earthy (if this was wine we would be speaking about the terroir) caramel, apricot and huge cherry. Simply superb.

4
klm1 (1872) - Bled/SF, - SEP 27, 2016
On tap@Borefest: pours deep dark amber with off- white tan small head. Aroma-flavors: chocolate, toasted toffee, sour cherry, cherry wine, oak, hint of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, tanninnls, astringent, dry, slightly. Tart finish.

3.7
77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
Thank you for sharing BE RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 1 + Day 2. Deep red with no head. Nose is sour puckering red cherries, vinous, lemon, acidic, puckering. Taste is sour puckering varnish acidic, very sour cherry, puckering,… Sour acidic puckering vinegar body. Too sour & acidic but still good.

4.4
Inbreak (6538) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
24.09.2016, tap (2014 vintage) @ Borefts:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly concentrated fresh fruity, soda powder, sour red berries, oak, minerals, sorrel, berry skin, fruit stones, mild vinegar, bark. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, sour red berries, oak, minerals, soda powder, mild vinegar, berry skin, grass, fruit stones. Medium bitterness, slightly dry acidic mouthfeel. Nice.

4.1
Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Draught @ Borefts’16: Served in a taster: Beautiful warm orange body, white head. Nose of funk, marzipan, wild bact... Flavours of tart, light vinegar, funk, fruity, sour, cheese, wild... Aftertaste is delicious tart with marzipan... Low carbo, creamy tart mouthfeel, medium to fuler bodied

4.1
tricksta_p (5167) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
From tap at Borefts 2016. Aroma is big red fruits, oak, fruity, some vinegar, cherries. Flavour is above medium sour. Body is just above medium. A great big fruity oaky Sour, delicious.

1.7
Benzai (16708) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016, Day 1. Hazy orangy color, small white head. Smell and taste sourness with herbs or spices. Worst combination ever for me I think. Not my thing at all.

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dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
I dont even know what this beer is and I don’t really care either, like all the Cascade beers another wonderful one. Tap at Borefts 2016

3.3
Beerhunter111 (22550) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach milden süßen Beeren, Marzipan. Geschmack süß malzig, Marzipan, Zimt, geringe säure.


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