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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
User134089 (1644) - - JUL 29, 2012
Draft into snifter at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. Two fingers of head when I got it. Honey caramel auburn color. White/tan head/lacing with great retention all around (sides and top). Smelled dirty rotten fruit, plum, peach, apple, purple grape, cherry, pear. Tasted Sweet Tarts, Smarties, Sour Gummi Worms, tart, sweet. Nothing like the nose. Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long sweet candy finish. Consistent and long lasting. Finally got to try this beer and it didn’t disappoint. Smooth, tasted great and sweet.


3.9
monkeychugg55 (1096) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Clear amber with a fizzy white head. Lots of brett in the aroma. Barnyard, sour cherries, brett smokiness, overripe pear, and some light wine barrel notes. The flavor is pretty sour, with a nice woody wine character and sour cherries.

4
nealblind (1946) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Aroma cherries caramel. Tastes tart lemon juice. Some minerals. Plums raisins. Very good.

4.4
bartlebier (4084) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
375ml bottled 02/2017, merci BA-beersnake shared at Freiburg August Deluge Tasting 2017. - What a revelation to have this on standby after De Garde’s young&green Pinot Noire US-lambic style: a by now much anthologised US Oud Bruin, pinot noire barreled. Label mentions a min. barreling age of 9-15 months. - - - Lovely thick oaky vanilla nose, adding spicy umami to a mild version of more familiar Vlaams Oud Bruin lacto tartness, including mushroom. Taste is smooth (!) like silky Spätburgunder molecularly infused with a subtle dose of earthy umami champignons. Fruity Tartness of both sweet and sour cherries with lacto edges builds around the umami grapeflesh, remaining well-behaved, gastronomic and not a pornographic end in itself, like in so many other US sours. Slight residual sweetness andstickiness, like the residual sugars of sweet cherry in buttermilk, going on supreme strawberries-and-cream deliciousness. - In parts this is a luxury version of a very good Oud Bruin and one of few US sours my Belgian-socialised palate/enamel agrees with.

4.1
Jgunty (9) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 13, 2017 does not count
Sweetness of the cherry comes out in the nose. Long bitter after-taste. Brown and fresh. The malty nature of the brown ale does a great job rounding out the sour. Wow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Johnsense (1711) - - AUG 2, 2017
Reddish purple pour, smaller head, no lacing. Aroma of fruit, red wine, lactic sourness, jam. Jammy up front, sour cherries, sour, tart, red wine, light sweetness as well. Medium body, lower carbonation.

3.7
PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Reddish brown pour with thick foam and lots of bubbles. Complex, earthy nose with fruits, including apple and cherry along with some faint caramel malt. Taste is even more complex, with the fruit sweetness and some tartness from the wine barrels, linked by the sour cherries. The yeast gives it a musty, earthiness and perhaps helps lighten the body. Little carbonation, medium body and a slightly dry finish.

4.2
thorongil2 (3260) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017
(Bottle) clear, fluorescent reddish amber colour with a tall cream colored head; somewhat thick palate; aroma of rock candy, leather, barnyard, hint of cherry jam; rich, very sour flavour

4
sokuzs1 (1472) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Earthy, cherries, red grapes, berries, spicy. Medium sour, tannic.

4
kambei70 (1091) - - JUL 16, 2017
Pours copper, clear with a little haze. Sour, malty aroma features scents of apple cider and purple grape. Really pleasant smell. Tart, sour taste. Lemon juice. Bitter. Metallic. Fresh, kettle-style sour mixed with a substantial, barrel-aged quality. Perfectly executed. Frothy in the palate. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
Aroma 7.2 /10
Plenty of barrel character that clashes with brett yeast. A bit of mess. Fruity cherry on side.
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish3/5
Taste complex, clash of barrel, sour cherry and yeast. Mild alcohol notes. I fail to see the greatness of this beer. Creative mess ?


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