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RATINGS: 436   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13892) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of apple, straw, apricot, light grape and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, apple, white grapes, light oak and a hint of vanilla with a crisp dry tart lingering oak finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
A-hazy golden yellow, glowing amber center with a bubbly fizzy white head. S-dry oak up front, lots of white grapes, light notes of leather and lactic acid with hints of acidity. T-loads of white grapes, lightly sour, hints of leather, lactic acid, notes of peaches, some sourness with acidity in the back. M-medium body, a little heavy and syrupy, soft on the palate, lively carbonation, somewhat dry and crisp. D-nice balance of sweetness and sourness. could use more sour but light and present acidity in back is nice. tons of white grapes, not mind blowing but tasty and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle split with Azurelimits and Jared. Poured into a tulip. Pours a moderate golden color with a thin white head. The nose brings forward some lactic and acetic sourness as well as a pretty fresh grape nose. A bit of funk. The taste loses the grapey character and has more of a mild fruit flavor to go along with a pinch of oak as well as both lactic and acetic characteristics. Mouthfeel is dry but not overly so with good sourness. All around, a pretty good sour but doesnt live up to their Apricot. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-03-2010

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15442) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White head. Nose of basement muskiness, tart passion fruits, white grapes and yeast. Taste is tart passion fruits, woody oak, white grapes and musk. Some yeast. A light buttery taste in the finish, (not diacetyl).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a hazy orange with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma: Wow, I love it! Sour and tart fruit along with lemon, light spices, yeast and oak. Delicious flavour of tart fruit, light spices, some sourness, yeast and oak. Medium bodied. Fan-fucking-tastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
[3623-20110304] 1ptfloz bottle. Fruity citrus yeast cream aroma. Murky, light orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Yeasty citrus flavour is sour and has a bite. Medium body. Nice yeast notes. (7/3/7/3/16-) 3.6
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Hazy gold-orange. Lovely nose with alot of fruit, peach, bruised pear, barrel funk, tart. Rich sweet and tart flavor, also fruity. Just really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold with a tight white film for head.

Aroma: White wine, oak and funk.

Taste: Sweet lemon, acid, slight sweet malt, corn and a little tannin bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with modest carbonation.

Overall: A nice puckering treat. Very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Wheat and malty aromatics; slightly impeded by tart notes. Clear straw colored with white head. Blackberry and spring fruit start and the sourness soon dominates. Slight bodied with faint carbonation. Enjoyable beer with a hint of fruit flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10080) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
2011-03-04. Hazy golden body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Musty, dusty malt aroma, odd floral notes, vaguely perfumey note does not linger, muted oak and fruit. 7+ Flavour has a modest tartness and sourness to it throughout, the sourness is assertive up from but relatively mild overall. Notes of what I initially describe as tropical fruit and acetone might really be my interpretation of the grape juice. Interesting notes of something I can not quite place. Mild oak and white wine like fruit character add an interesting twist to the rest of the beer. It adds an intriguing depth and nuance to it but I am undecided as to whether or not I like the overall effect. Oak grows more prominent in the finish as you work your way through the glass. Smooth average palate is a bit under carbonated for my preference. Very unique. I quite enjoyed this but I think I would need at least two more samples to truly wrap my head around it. Bottle from the brewery, Portland


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