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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (667) - 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

4.2
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4629) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at the Barrel House. 2015 vintage at 10.1% ABV. Pale, clear golden with big foamy head. Light bodied and light on the palate, but the grapes also lend a lot of flavor, think white grape juice on steroids. Aroma and flavor lean on the grapes, initial tartness dries out on the back end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1848) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. 2015. Beer really wants to come out of bottle. Dangerous. Pours hazy golden, almost no head. Aroma: sourish, soap, flourish, apples, more like cider, sweetish, pale fruits, spicy. Taste: sourish and sweetish, some spicyness, fruits, some vine notes, some acidity, weak vinegar. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1362) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Golden liquid with minimal head. Aroma is sourish. Taste is sour, white wine. Medium body, long fin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3367) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Another awesome Cascade sour beer. Aroma was great. Strong funk, must, grape smell. Pour was a hazy light orange with a huge 3 finger white head- bottle erupted like a volcano when opened. Taste was well worth the clean up I had to do after opening. Nice and sour. Very acidic with strong sour grape, acidified wheat and musty flavors. As it warmed it almost took a sour grape juice flavor with nice strong bitin carbonation and a sour mouth puckering finish. Awesome beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (4116) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2017
2015 bottle. Oaky, Brett, interesting. Bit dusty in a nice way. Taste is great. Vinous, bit of sourness, soft and fruity. Oak again. Cant taste the booze!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5228) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, 10.1%. Violent gusher upon opening, lost a couple ounces. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, white wine, oak, hay, straw, funk, light pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.1%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, grapes, wine barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink for the big abv, thanks to the modest acidity. Great brett complexity with balanced fruit, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with minimal lingering sweetness. Not overly funky or lactic, but solid amounts of both. A highly enjoyable offering all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2097) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2017
On tap at Kompaan Craft Beer Baar, Den Haag, (Opening Party 2017). Nose is brett, wheat malty. Body is clear pale, head is medium, cream white, creamy, fully lasting, good lacing. Aroma is apple juice, brett, malty. Medium sweet, medium sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour. Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing sour beer, simple but nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8688) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 12, 2017
Sample at Borefts 2016. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is acid sour citrus. The flavour is moderate sour with a light crisp zesty citrus fruit, yeast, light hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.


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