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RATINGS: 456   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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3.6
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13336) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle from Bu11zeye, through Dedollewaitor. Thanks a lot! Cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Intense aroma of black currant and other berries, with some wood. Sweet, but tart flavour with berries and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (13054) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2010
Corekd bottle from Hoppymeal, thanks! Orange color. Oak, vanilla and muscat grapes in the aroma. Sourish flavor with lots of oak, vanilla, ginger and grapes. Some rest sweetness from the grapes, not much. Hints of tangerine peels. Quite interesting and complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a spare ring of white bubbles. Aroma of apricot, some sweaty socks, eucalyptus, white grapes, apple, and perfume. Flavor of lychee, kiwi, apple, grass, white grapes, and some rough (peppery) herbs. Unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours sparkling light yellow with an average, frothy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain, meal), light hop (grass), average yeast (earth, musty) with notes of pear, honey, and pepper. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at the Barrel House. Slighly hazed honey-gold color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Vinous aroma with notes of apples and oak. Medium body with flavors of tart funky fruit, oak and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a spice and white wine aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Keg at borefts. Pours hazy yellow orange, nose is grape, funky, little eggy, taste is very tart, dry, light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Draft at Borefts 2016, Day 2. Very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is funky with tart grapes and vinous notes. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [24-09-2016]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. [thanks after4ever]
Pours clear orange amber with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has oranges, apricot, apples, tartness, soft metallic. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel - especially considering the ABV. Flavour is tart, citrussy, light malty sweet and lots of apple zest. Sticks to my teeth. Sweetish finish with some plum notes. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 750ml bottle @Pauls Gathering -pours an off white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sour/tart, light/medium malt. Taste is sour/tart, light/medium malt, spice/wood. *************** @CBC 3.8


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