RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Red wax top, bottle count 240.

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3.5
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750ml shared by SincereNC - thanks, Ian! Pours like a well-aged brune, with a thin crisp layer of bubbles atop a medium brown body. Looks slightly oily, not much heft to it. Acetic vinegar funk aroma, with a faint but lasting oaky note. Body is medium, a bit too puckering on the finish maybe. Taste is well-rendered, even if a bit too sweet at the end (I problem I’ve had with some bottles of Duchesse). Could probably benefit from some age, but I found it enjoyable as is.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Several samples enjoyed at Pre-Sex. Faint oak and tartness in the nose, dry to complement the fizz. Medium amber color, could be midway between a cider and a lambic to look at it. Vibrant flavors, cherry isn’t overwhelmingly sour, just well integrated and balanced, with oak and mild lactic quality bringing up the rear. Bottle this!

4
jrob21 (3810) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
2015. Pretty solid. Complex and tart. Cherry oak and good sourness. Medium on the sour. Almost like a Flemish red. Pleasantly surprised.

3.4
Huhzubendah (3742) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Clear mahogany body with a soapy beige cap. Aromas of oak, cherry, vanilla, funk. The flavor is a notch below the aroma. Light body. Mild sweetness. Brown bread and cherry character. Mild tartness with moderate funk character.

3.8
SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Brewgrass 2009 I never thought there was much chance of finding this style at a local brew fest. Surprise! Pours slightly hazy, red tinged dark brown with a soapy white head. Tart, fruity aroma. Nice tartness with just enough underlying sweetness to balance. Leaves the palate clean and tingling.

3.7
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
tap at brewgrass 2009. i came back to this one at multiple points throughout the day.... poured medium transparent reddish amber brown with a thin white head....a little oak and tart cherry in the aroma....flavors maintained a good balance of soft oak, not too sour cherries, and a nice caramel/toffee undertone. not too sweet and too sour.

3.3
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours amber mostly unclear with a beige head head. Aroma brings a sweet tart characteristic of American sours with a bit of wheat as well. Flavors bring sweeter tart than usual, maybe it has died a bit after a few years in the cellar.

3.7
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bomber thanks to Doug.
A: vinegar, acidic, toffee
T: toffee, berries, acidic
It was a little out of balance towards the tart/acidic side. Overall a good beer, I would drink it again.

3.6
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Dark amber pour with a thin beige head and spotty lace. Aroma is lactic, light vinegar and acetone. Oaky tannins with subtle hints of aceto-bacter. Slightly harsh finish similar to the likes of acetone. Awesome
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Maroon body with light carbonation. Aroma is cherry skin, balsamic vinegar and oak. Flavor is much of the same. I really enjoyed this brew, hopefully one day it will find its way into bottles. Not super sour but more then tart

3.6
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2009
On cask at World Beer Festival in Durham. Surprisingly bold style from this brewery. Pours hazy peachy red/pink with thin white head. Has some distinct lacto notes as well as strawberry and cherry. A little yogurty. Not overly sour. Tasty, though.

4.1
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours light brown with a very short head. Faint tart berry and sour aromas. The flavor is much more prominent: big sour fruit, vinegar, and funk. A very nice, and unexpected, good beer from Natty Greenes.


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