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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour red ale aged with door county cherries in used bourbon barrels.

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2.9
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Deep copper color with an amber hue. There is a faint earthy aroma with a hint of cherries and no carbonation. The tart, sour flavor is only intensified by the cherries. The body is smooth and slightly sweet with a mildly dry finish but overall the flat, tart taste dominates this beer. Not bad but I would have liked a stronger oak presence from the barrels.

3.3
Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
Brought this bottle to a sour tasting. Pours a pale orange in color with no carbonation. Smells acidic, some cherry, general lactic sourness. Pretty sour, light cherry, almost abrasive sourness. Light mouthfeel, light carbonation, almost flat, medium finish. Run of the mill sour, it’s tasty but not really a standout. Good first effort, I think they can definitely build on this.

4
Newk (299) - - AUG 8, 2012
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a good dark red color with a small head. Very good flemish red aromas of sour cherries, some funk and tart citrus notes as well. Good depth with a very good medium feel and flavors of sour cherries and a good amount of tart tones as well. Finishes off nice and dry. This is a real good flemish red. Nice and tart with good flavors and aromas.

3.3
nbondi (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Thanks to Chris at Jake Melnick’s for this one. Pale amber with no head. Strong nose of cherries, cinnamon, and ginger. Good carbonation bite that quickly fades. Sour apple, cherry, oak...slight fishiness....? ...let’s just call it funk. Good, but not exceptional. Glad to have tried it.

4.2
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A:A: A little murky but nothing too bad. Very nice red hue and a decent amount of carbonation. Looks nice :) Strong fresh fruit sourness. Definitely cherry. T: Excellent! This is smooth and has a perfect amount of sour and funk. I think this is well balanced (or at least to my liking) it is. The tartness attacks the tongue and prickles the back of your throat but it still has a nice crisp after taste. P: Well balanced not too thin and not a syrup. I think this is about right for a sour. O: Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite sours and its also impressive that this was their first attempt. If you can, GET SOME.

4
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 16, 2014
Whiskey on the nose and a mouthful of sour cherries. The end is a blend of cherries and yeasty notes. This is a great sour beer.


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