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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
This NW style sour ale was made with various red ales that were aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, then blended with red ales that were aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MelvinKalksma (1233) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016
Heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, grapes, berries, wine and acidity.

Turbid/opaque red/brown beer with a medium beige/brown head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood, grapes and berries; ends medium dry and sour with wine and acidity.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The red ale with added grapes and aged in oak, the red ale aged in port and the red ale aged in pinot noir are perfect together. The wine flavour these three ales create is simply superb and unbeatable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2336) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Wonderful beer, really great. The perfect sourness, never artificial. The other flavors of the barrels get through after a while as well. Perfection. At the Oedipus International Beer Festival

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12037) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Clear amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of tart red fruit, malt, caramel, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (6637) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
On tap at OIBF16. Hazy dark brown colour, off-white head. Lovely aroma of oak, vanilla, red wine, light funk, acid, balsamic vinegar, wood. Flavour is quite sour upfront, balsamic vinegar, lemon, red wine, wood, sourness fades a bit later on, with more sweetness, vanilla, lots of oak, grapes, tart finish. Medium bodied. Wow, 10% sour red.. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3914) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
From tap at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Aroma is huge oak, malt, tart red fruits, balsamic vinegar, caramel, wine, sour grapes. Flavour is nicely strong sour and tart with a hint of sweetness. Body is medium. Huge beer yet quite drinkable, like an oak aged Flanders Red/Brown on steroids. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2516) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Slightly hazy, brownish red with an off-white head. Sourish-sweetish, fruity aroma of caramel, vinegar, cherries and oak. Moderately sour, sweetish and fruity taste of caramel, vinegar, cherries and oak, followed by a medium long, moderately tart, slightly vinous finish. Medium body, slightly tart mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4394) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
Draft at Oedipus fest. Aroma of red fruit, tart and oak. Rich taste of red vinous fruit, oak, mild tart and ripe fruit. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1976) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
On tap @ Oedipus Int. Beer Festival 2016. Nose is fruity sourish wild yeasty, cherry. Body is clear deep ruby brown, head is very small, beige, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is sour apple, cherry, bubble gum, red wine. Medium sweet, heavy sour. Finish is medium lasting wineish medium sour. Full body, dry texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity sour beer, interesting but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml, 2012 project bottle. Aroma is very fruit forward with a lot of cherry, fig, prune, raisin and plum. Some lighter berry notes with hints of citrus. Light toasted bread and caramel notes with a bit of toffee. Some light alcohol spice and a bit of vinegar. Pours a hazy brown with some burnt amber hues and a medium small, moderately thick, tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for just a bit. No lacing and moderate length legs. Flavor is fairly acidic, but with a moderate sweetness to balance the acidity. Malt notes with toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Quite a bit of dark fruit with raisin, plum, prune, fig, berries and most of all, cherries. Moderate red wine notes with lighter oak and tannins. Some light alcohol spice. Lingering vinegar, alcohol, dark fruit and red wine. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent sour beer but its a bit big for my preferences. Lots of dark fruit and red wine notes. A touch of vinegar and too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3338) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a Teku. Translucent dark red with small-off white head. Aroma is nice tart cherry, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is cherry, oak, earthy, some wine, and grapes. Expected to like this better.

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