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RATINGS: 193   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3449) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016 day 1. Hazy amberish golden with thin white head. Grape sour, peach stone. Over medium sour, minerallike salty. Under medium body, low carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
Tap at Borefts. Clear light red with small off white head. Sour red berries, cherries, light vanilla, wood, sweet grains. Medium sour and light sweet. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19102) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Suerlicher Beginn mit Noten von Zimt. Weich, mild werdend die geringe Sure bleibt angenehm. 7/10/11/11//11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22981) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts 2016.. Amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft funk fruit... Earth fruit nose.. Soft funk fruit.. Long funk fruit

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (12204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts. Pours orange amber, nose is funky cherry, wood, toffee, taste is sour cherry, funky, juicy apricot, dry.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Rating #2207 2015.12.01 - #CraftBeerFantasyLeague Battle: Barrel-Aged Beauties finished 6th of 9 entries. Pours a clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma is cherry, bourbon vanilla, spice, mild funk. Medium-high carbonation, medium alcohol warmth, decent body. Palate holds more barrel character, with loads of oaky character and sweet Cherry notes. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (882) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a clear pinkish red with a thin white ring. Nice sharp, crisp, tart fruity aroma. Taste is just like it smells. Nice full mouth feel and surprisingly smooth finish for how tart it is and how high the ABV is. Especially enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3209) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2016
From notes. This was shared at a tasting at Guss abode with several participants on September 10. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a clearish red color with a thin pink head that fizzles away to a thicker ring of foam. The aroma is wayy too bourbon forward for my liking. Shit. There is a good cherry to it, but the apricot is a little subdued. There is a sweetness on the back end from the barrel and a light funk to it. Its not as sour as Id expect. The flavor is just as rough. There is a lot of bourbon right up front that slowly transforms into a light cherry and spicy apricot flesh before returning to a strong woodiness and a heavy alcohol. The mouth feel is a little thicker than I would expect with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly hot fruit on the finish. Its not terrible, but damn, you get every bit of that 11.32%

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2938) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 12, 2016
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 04.07.2016. Day Two. Pour it red color with small white head. Aroma of black currant, blueberries, spice little bit. Taste nice fruity feel, peach, blueberry, apricot, strawberry, bubblegum, basement aromas, spruce, medium sourness, cherry finish, medium to full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish. Nice!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1704) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, and Gus and others at the Unnamed Bottle Share. Aroma is cherry, apricot, sour, funk, tart, barrel, booze, good. Appearance is red, off white light pink head, mostly clear. Taste is cherry, apricot, barrel, booze, spice, tart, sour, dry, nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, cherry apricot booze aftertaste. Overall, this is nice but hard to justify the price tag.


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