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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rainier Cherry Strong Belgian Blonde Sour Ale

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4.2
jgb9348 (6644) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Very cloudy golden and honey coloured body with a fairly thin, single centimetre tall pure white cloudy head along with some raw honey highlights and a nice mellow golden tint at the light. Aroma of sour cherries, nice oak, funk, yeast, bread, alcohol, sugar and a bigger dose of apricots and soured fruit - nice and incredibly aromatic. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive alcohol bite at first with a slightly bitter fruit note with peaches and apricots strongest, but the cherry flavour is definitely noticeable along with some apples and pears near the end. Aftertaste shows a great robust character of alcohol, oak, dry grain, honey, sugars, yeast and way more cherries, all with the funky yeast strain and brett-like flavour. Overall, good balance between a sour, a dry saison-like beer, a fruit beer and an American Strong (due to the alcohol content) that is incredibly complex and not shy of pungency. Great to sample and well worth keeping on hand for 2.5 years! Even nicer to have at home celebrating my son's first night at home. I sampled this 37,5 cL bottle purchased from [great beer store] Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 03-May-2015 for US$13,51 just after my second daughter was born [she was with me when I bought this], sampled on the first night my son was home with us on 04-November-2017.

3.3
Hanuta06 (501) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 Serving: from bottle. Aroma: light apple Appearance: small, fizzy, white initial head with no lace and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-yellow body. Taste: moderately sour initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium body with syrupy texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: not bad.

4.1
Klimaet (3130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle, 2012. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aromas of cherries, lactose, citrus, lemon. Taste is tart, cherries, citrus.

3.9
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at Mount Hood. Poured a cloudy reddish color with a thin sized head. Cherries, some funkiness, and a tart finish. Starts sweet ends tart.

3.9
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
[9170-20170513] 375mL bottle. Charred cucumber skins aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow gold body with a quick foamy white head. Sour roasted cherry skins flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Packs a sour punch! (7/3-/9/5/15) 3.9
(c/o wilco, w/ him, jercraigs)

3.7
jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
2017-05-13. Dark yellow body modest off-white head fades. Aroma is interesting. Lightly alcoholic. Mild cherry. Mixes with a not quite earthy woody touch. Flavour is lightly acidic and sour up front. Moderate cherry, lingering sourness. Average bodied palate, softly effervescent carbonation. Dangerously drinkable. Tasty. 7/3/7-8/3/16 Bottle shared by wilco.

3.8
tom10101 (6315) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at home, split 2-ways. 2013 vintage. Thanks to kbudd19 for this one! Clear bright golden with a small quickly vanishing white head leaving no lacing. Aroma is of nice funk, mild cherries, buttery oak, light spiciness and herbal notes. Taste is moderately acidic (which is really good for a 3+ years old american sour) with delicate cherries presence, bright funk, buttery oak, spicy notes, light herbalness and yellow fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. A bit oily and oak mouthfeel. Cherries finish with light alcohol warmth. The 10% abv is really well hidden. Good acidity level. Nice features from both the barrel and the cherries. Interesting!

3.5
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Headless golden and unfiltered. Aroma and taste are both tart, but not overly so, with abscorbic acid notes into the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. $3.5/4oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
GlasgowTAD (2008) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear golden with minimal white head which immediately recedes. Aroma is cherry and a hint of oak. Taste is high cherry sour, slight lacto sweet, a hint of alco heat, slight green grape sweet.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2017
bottle, your basic clean kriek. Lots of cherry flavors, moderate vinegar like tartness, then some sweetness from more cherries. Pretty nice.


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