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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blended farmhouse fruit beer aged 6-12 months in barrels with cherries, raspberries and Oxbow-grown strawberries.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3097) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2016
Tap at Craft Heads. Big oak and raspberry nose. Almost lambic like. Some gooseberry maybe. Soft carbonation but not flat. Bone dry finish that lingers. Good funky, tart, dry beer. Probably my favorite from the evening.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1378) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours darker shade of amber, bit of foam. Aroma is packing loads of homegrown fruits, I am most surprised about clear strawberry profile, it is not overshadowed by cherries of raspberries. Drinks tart, balanced with fruit sweetness. Just the right amount of tartness there, works like magic. Fruity and would accompany some sweet vanilla ice-cream, would not need any real fruits, just this beer as a side-drink to turn that experience fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5534) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
Deep red mahogany color. Huge fruitiness with raspberries and cherries in the nose. Medium tartiness, light body. Big lingering fruity finish that is slightly tart. Love it. Dont know it is amazing amazing but damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7940) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3oz pour at Maxs Belgian Fest 2016 pours a hazy amber with a ring of white head. Nose has mixed berry, strawberry, a little cranberry, some lemon, passion fruit, band aid. Flavor is tart with unripened strawberry, passion fruit, lemon, heavy cranberry juice, some mild spice. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6869) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft at Novare Res. Awesome deep ruby color lasting pink head on the liquid. Aroma is like walking through a berry patch. Raspberries and strawberries can be smelled before it reached my nose.

The flavor is a balanced blend of the berries with the yeast and light barrel notes to give a slightly more complex level of flavor. The dry oak barrel and yeast cuts down the sweetness from the berries. After Nick Evans shared some with me, I order a full glass. Wonderfully done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1377) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured from tap at Novare Res thanks Justin/Nick. Pours somewhat ruby red with a small white head. Aromas of fresh red fruit juice and a hint of oak. Taste is pure balanced bliss. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2540) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Taste shared by Nick at Zwanze. Thanks! Pours rose garden kid with an off white head. Aroma is fresh wild strawberries! Wow! Flavor is the same, tart wild strawberries, tart cherry. Damn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1529) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
On tap at Oxbow Portland, pours semi clear bright ruby red with a finger of head. Nose is soft with some wet field grain, a hint of funk, nice bright cherry skin and mixed red berries. Taste is light bodied, low tartness, nice balanced interplay of semi sweet tart cherry juice, some raspberry, strawberries dont seem to play a huge role in the profile, a bit of old oak pokes in, some dusty grain. Finishes mostly dry, ocean spray fruit punch, bright berry, some earthy wet cereal grain and a hint of earthy funk bring up the tail end. Super refreshing and balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (3123) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a rosy red color with some pectin haze and a finger plus of white tight foam. This beer should be called fruit harmony as all varietals come together beautifully like they grew from the same vine. Juicy but restrained, soft yet focused, layers of oak complexity with nuances of vanilla, light acidity and jammy strawberry, bright raspberry and spicy cherry. Amazing from top to bottom !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClarkVV (6300) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Draught at Portland location, 6/19/15
Nice clarity throughout this ruddy colored beer with light amber notes and an off-white head that is medium-sized and slowly diminishing.
Fruit very well-integrated with the beer. Not a punchy, young, piquantly-fruited beer (which is fine sometimes) but rather a fully fermented fruit character that has melded with the barrel and yeast/bacteria acids to produce more of a cherry/raspberry skin/seed/pit aroma (and flavor) with very soft, moderately acidic lactic acids keeping it fairly sour in the nose, but not cuttingly so. Oak is soft and mildly tannic, but not buttery or sharp and again, works seamlessly with the rest of the aroma. No alcohol or flaws, very elegant, as is this brewerys nature.
Sour up front, with some light fruit acids giving off mostly a cherry flavor with light raspberry acidity and seediness through the middle. Vanilla, oak, and a fully attenuated body that is nonetheless supportive enough for the acidity. High carbonation creates an almost creamy texture while a lip-smacking tartness finishes the beer and light fruit skin notes linger. No alcohol or flaws. Divine. Not too sour, so even the average person should appreciate it.


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