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RATINGS: 210   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I obtained this bottle in a trade with a great trader @thebeerprophet. Brought this to a bottle share at Proof. Pours a hazy very dark peach color. Good amount of head on the first pour that dissipated fairly quickly. Second pour got more head than the first. Nice medium white collar. Aroma is very earthy/woody and sweet-tart cherry blend. Taste is amazing. Very similar to the aroma, with some of the caramel/wood coming out. Mouthfeel is viscous for a sour; like chewing an overripe marischino cherry. Nice carbonation despite the low head. Pretty thick body. So glad I traded for this to share with good people.


3.7
gunnar (9921) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2017
On tap at På Kornet, Stavanger. Pours dark amber, small head. Aroma is weak sourish, tart with noticeable Brett and bourbon. Taste is fresh fruity, crisp and complex, grapes and cherries, very good.

4.4
Holmen2 (4288) - NORWAY - DEC 29, 2017
From tap at På kornet, Stavanger, with KH and OGJ 29.12.17. Golden amber. Off-white head. Superbly complex aroma and acid taste of brett, fruits, sour grapes, apple zest and a hint of burnt printcards. Very dry.

3.9
jhamp9 (2007) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Gold brown pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is sour cherry, vinegar, wood, and vitamin c pills. Taste is very sour cherry, vinegar, woody, and some vanilla. Strong puckering sour. Dry finish. Light medium body.

4.1
alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Pours cherry red with aroma of sour cherry, vanilla, candii sugar, and bourbon. Sour cherry flavor with some candii sugar sweetness. and hint of bourbon. Great beer.

3.9
Tide (4565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 Draught Sour Pongdang Seoul. Hazy amber color, white head. Sour taste with oak, bourbon, tart, ripe fruits, vinegar, earthy notes and dried fruits. Sour finish with oak, bourbon, ripe fruits, tart, vinegar, dried fruits and earthy notes. Exquisite sour ale.

4
DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sampler at Beer meets wood. Pours brown with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Big cherries and tart notes on the nose and tongue. Hides it's booze very well.

4.1
Erasmus_ro (3235) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, vintage 2013, ABV 10%, 14/09/17. Pours reddish with a small head. Aroma is milder sour than Figaro, some oak, some berries. Taste is somewhat sour, sour cherries, quite strong sour cherry in the flavor.Vanilla in aftertaste with sour cherry. Very nice.

3.9
tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Draught @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark reddish with a bubbly head. Aroma of sour berries, tartness, vinegary yeastiness, funky notes, bourbon, cherries and oak. Taste is sour, funky and vinegary with loads of cherries, some oak, bourbon, wood and toffee. Finish is funky yeasty, vinegary and oaky with loads of sourish cherries, tartness and bourbon. Quite heavy and aggressive.

3.8
jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Draft at Rattle N Hum East with Linh and Ken. Pours a deep red body with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with sour effervescence on the palate and notes of sour cherry, pool toy, tart raspberries and tons of acidity.

3.7
melush (4961) - SPAIN - AUG 1, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, fruits, citrus, spices. Taste is malt, sweet, cherries, sour, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation.


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