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RATINGS: 456   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
750mL courtesy of OldSock aka The Mad Fermentationist. The pour is a deep, clear gold with little to no head. Lace protein cut by acids. Sweet white concord grape nose, straight white grape juice. No vinous complexity. As it warms you get white wine vinegar, salt, and small bourbon like alcohol notes. Taste is spicy and acetic acid sharp on the palate. Moves to sweet white grape juice. Feels boozy, overly sweet with honey. As it warms it gets better with more vinegar and salt brine, an improvement over white grape juice. Very strange. Fun to try but not worth any expensive foray to obtain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (841) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
5.5 oz sample at Beachwood BBQ Sour Fest. Really nice flavor of white grape juice. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle traded by MaxxDaddy, thanks man! Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is wood, grape, grapes and dirt. Flavour is dry grape, grapes, oak, dirt and some fruity hints. Very nice and smooth beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
2010 version: A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light horseblanket, white wine, perfumey and nice. In mouth, a smooth lactic sour chery taste, refreshing and smooth, a bit of white grapeskin, quite nice. On tap at brewpub July 31 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
08 bottle. Clear copper pour with a slight fringe of bubbles on the edge of the glass. Aroma is white wine, sweet grapes, and light sour. Taste is chewy sour, white wine notes, and light funk on the finish. Somewhat thick but precise feel in the mouth. Very well done sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Tasted on 8/20/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle obtained in a trade, 2009 vintage. Pours a hazy but very bright orange with a thin pink tinted head that slowly recedes to a thin spot of lace in the center of the glass and a thin collar. The nose is sweet and sour with tart lemon, sweet white grapes, SweetTart candies, a bit of underlying funk, a hint of light malt, and an herbal lavender aroma. The flavor is pretty sour with lemon acidity, white grape juice, SweetTart candies, a bit of oaky vanilla, white wine vinegar, and the same herbal lavender from the nose. The body is medium with just lighter than average carbonation and a long sour, vinegar, and grapey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
750ml bottle (ChrisO Pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" Shindig)
Very lemony aroma. Sharp and crisp palate, nicely refreshing. Winey character negligible, fortunately, its mostly turned to real and welcome acidity. Covers 8.3% well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap cascade barrel house flight glass one it was yellow straw haze Lemon, a little leather it was very sweet to my but a great blonde sour I think I was a little intimidated by my next 3 beer in the flight sang rouge 09 just tapped lemon honey quad from the barrel and apple pie it was great i want it in bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
[email protected] Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some alcohol, mild tartness as well. Flavour is the same with very white wine like dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle at chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 11. It pours hazy orange-yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. The nose is farmyard, tangy orange and lemon, white grape and mango. The taste is tangy orange, mango, melon, pineapple, lime and sour white grape, with a sweet-sour finish. Nice balance. Refreshing and very drinkable stuff.

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