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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
2013 Bottle The Seventh Beer of my #6000 celebration, which so happens to be the centre beer at #6000 itself...finally! Quite difficult to get the cork to get moving, but once it got a bit of a gap near the top, it opened fairly easily. Pours completely clear with a touch of a copper coloured body, but fairly peach and orange-ish with a thin off-white head that fades just as quickly as soda and doesnt leave any sort of lace at all - large bubbles as well that fade to nothing. Aroma of gueuze, light malt, grass, yeast, white grape juice, more yeast and a sour, spontaneous fermentation smell that just screams funky sourness, just like the best gueuze from Belgium. Light to Medium-bodied; Funky sour flavours at first with green apples, pears, apricots and peaches, passionfruit and a light dose of guava as well, but the malt comes through a touch near the end, but this is funky and showing the must and dry oak throughout. Complex wild and funky flavours at first with the deep sour funk all pungent throughout along with the dry oak and sweetness that would show through after a long time in a wooden barrel. Aftertaste is funky, but the spontaneous fermentation and complexity with flavours around the spectrum makes this a very nice beer through and through and makes this a welcome and US-brewed alternative for a real, unblended gueuze from Belgium. Overall, great to finally sample, and despite the ho-hum appearance and unflattering trip to the glass, this beer is really good and makes me long for another trip to the brewpub and samples right from the barrels. I sampled this 75 cL corked and caged bottle, purchased from Supermarket Liqours in Fort Collins, Colorado on 17-March-2016 for US$19,99 sampled almost exactly a year later on 18-March-2017. 2013 Edition (9,3% abv) // Purchased: 17-March-2016 // Sampled: 18-March-2017

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gebels (59) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
In aroma Grape, champagne, wine and yeasts, in taste quite similar, grape a bit of leather and wine

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1773) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2017
Dark yellow bit orange slightly hazy. Mild sour fruity aroma. Strong fruity sourness, some sourness and slight bitterness. Wine and fruity notes, lasting also in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (957) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: riesling, alcohol, earthy, oak, spicy Taste: medium sour, riesling, alcohol, oak, earthy, spicy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumore (322) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 12, 2017
From 75cl bottle at Grand Cru, Rimini, Italy. Pours pale gold, hazy, with almost no foam. Aroma is tannic and denotes sour wild yeasts. Body is medium with marked astringency. Taste is intensely sour, some sapidity. Finish is relatively long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2327) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle Aroma-barnyard, fruits Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7611) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 9, 2017
75cl bottle via Grand Cru. It pours a clean golden color with a minimal off white head. Aroma is tart lemony with notes of lemon juice, light funk, grass and vinegar and white wine. Taste is also acidic and dry with big lemon juice notes, lactic acid, light vinegar, tart white wine. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2791) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking The Vine by Cascade Brewing Company (USA) Bardzo spoko owocowo bretowe, winne, bez nuty przewodniej ale fajnie zlozone. Az mi pokalik w rekach strzelil...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (658) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Butelka w brewdog. Lekko kwasne, mocno owocowe, winne. W smaku lekka slodycz z winnym akcentem. Bardzo lekkie pomimo wysokiego woltaz (10,1%). Fajne

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3620) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2017
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
I was trying to drink local at the RePublic but it is hard to pass an opportunity to try such a great beer without having to drop $30+ for a 750 ml bottle. I can only hope that more situations like that arise in the future. If you like big bold West Coast sours this one will be right up your alley.

Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent coppery body glimmers with a faint head. Balanced and dry, the nose nibbles at the senses. The lemony core ties together the sourness of funky wine.

Flavor / Palate - Raspberries, lemon custard, and tart acidity scour the palate clean. The foundation, composed of vinegary cider, adds a nice depth that improves everything else. I doubt I would ever spring for a full bottle given my current budget but if friends wanted to split one I would not hesitate. This represents the full potential of the American wild ale movement.

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