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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (2002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2016
2013 bottle in Autumn 2016. Clear orange gold. Nose is concord grape juice, some light funk. Taste is medium sour but balanced overall with tripel profile showing through. Flavors of Welchs grape juice (concord), belgian yeast esters, sweet malts. Very surprised by the concord profile given that this is supposed to be white vinefera juice but it works for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (1098) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing well filtered orange with no head. The nose shows subtle notes of acidic and tart white wine. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of malt with grape juice (I know its supposed to be white wine but it doesnt really work well together). Lightly tart with no bitterness. Strange in general, but not wholly bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a hazy deep orange color with a very small off-white head. Aroma was sharp sour notes, light fruit. Tart, sour, sweet notes. Very easy to drink though, despite the harsh acid. I like Cascade beers, but theyre not very complex right after drinking a bunch of Belgian sours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8267) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Apricot and some sour plum. Hazy orange pour with ok head and lacing. Very sour finish. Tap at Pizza Paradiso.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tderoeck (8733) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2016
23/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1038) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear deep blond beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very dirty, urinals, sourish, vinegar. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, fruity, some tannins, peach skin, apricots, funky. Aftertaste: dirty, unpleasant acidity, really dirty finish, weird, tannins. Dont like this one at all!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (5593) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Hazy yellow, no head, fruity aroma, egg, sulphur, sulphur smoke, floral, tires, wood, fruity flavor, egg, sulphur, tires, wood, sulphur, fruity, floral, vinous, medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
750ml from Dominion Wine & Beer to tulip. Gusher, lost half the bottle. You bastards! Hazy gold with small offwhite head. A: tart and funky vinous and mild citrus, apples, yeast. T: same, very gueuze like. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3292) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 At BBF, a little hazy and deepish gold color, skunky aroma with some apples, fruity vinous flavor with skunky minerals hints and an oaky presence that great stronger, strong piercing sourness lots of tannins that isnt too pleasant. Nice and interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
At Local Option. Sour and dryness, hops offsetting the sweetness of the grapes, good stuff. Serving: Tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Hazy orange with no head. Medicinal bitterness, light tartness, grapes, white wine. Medium body, low carbonation and a tart finish.


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