Formerly brewed at Panil Birra Artigianale - Birrificio Torrechiara
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Torrechiara (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
September Barriquée. Plate red Ale, macerated with Torrechiara grapes. Best served at 15-20 degrees (centigrades)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013
2012-05-02, corked bottle, bb 2009-01, probably 5+ years old, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Cloudy amber color, with more carbonation than I remembered, small head disappearing quickly. The aroma comes in waves: there is the fruity wave (raisins), the vinous wave (Madeira), the artificial wave (paint and plastic); and some oxidization. Smooth mouthfeel, with just some carbonation; malt flavor with a fudge character, some oxidization, low bitterness, and a vinous touch; the final is weaker and drier.
Complex, but probably refermented in the bottle and going downhill.

2011-09-02, corked bottle, bb 2010-01, probably 4+ years old, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Cloudy dark amber color, almost flat. The aroma is sourish, a bit fruity, and corky, with mild Brett and cellar smell. Soft mouthfeel, with a good balance of light residual sugars, light acidity, vinous character, mild astringency. Complex and pleasant.

2007-09-21, corked bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Per’s, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Cloudy amber color; big head (in the decanter); nice lace. Really strange aroma: chemicals factory, some plastic, light barnyard, malt… Flat mouthfeel, some residual sugars, some malt flavor; light fruity flavor too (red grapes?), medium strength, alcohol warmth, winy. Very weird, but if taken in good mood it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24369) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy reddish amber. Soapy perfumy nose with sme cherries. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Lightly vinous with notes of barnyard and plums. Complex and quite fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2007
Bottled. A hazy dark orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruit - especially peaches, and strong notes of grapes, combined with lighter notes of wood and metal. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit again peaches being strongest combined with notes of wine grapes combined with a rather dusty note - is that the hops? leading to a dry and somewhat woody finish with just a touch of acidity. The mouthfeel is very soft due to low carbonation - it feel more like wine in the mouth, though without the alcohol. I thin just a bit more acidity would make this world class.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
ChrisFest Dry wheaty aroma edging toward Lambic but softer and woodier. Hints of fruit - refreshing with notes of sweetness. A lot of flavour movement within the soft woody tannic range. Quite fascinating and quite delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle (unsure of the size) at Chris O’s extravaganza. This is odd stuff but I quite liked it in a similar way that licking a battery is fun. Fruity nose with so so much wooden character. The nose leaves a lingering tinge of paint stripper and creosote that I’m not sure is enjoyable. Can see where Mark’s "licking a fence" quote comes from. Flavour is definitely better but very similar. Tastes of old barrels giving it a lovely woody sourness. Interesting but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Beautiful clear amber body, big bubbled beautiful white head; Somewhat fresh aroma, fresh fruits, barrel and actually some hints of Spanish cider with a little dry sherry on top; Thin fresh bitter body, with a little fresh carbonation; Sour apple like aromas in finish, as well as some dry sherry and very apparent barrel, long and bitter fresh, a very little lactic acid. Quite nice beer with a very strange freshness to it. Thanks Phil!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2007
750 ml bottle. Amber colours in multiple layers. A bit yeast came out from the bottom of the bottle. Small off-white head that is only a thin layer. Cork and wooden aromas. Caramel. Grape aromas. Perfumey with some vanilla. Smooth texture. Next to no carbonation, but a nice sensation on the tongue. Quite soft, but also some tannins. Kudos to the brewer for the braveness. Very odd beer indeed. Much like something inbetween lemonade and red wine, white wine and beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
rbesg06, bottled. deep amber with not much sign of a head. aroma of iodine, tomatoes, blood, whiteboard marker. lightly funky but not really sour at all and a thin mouthfeel. just not very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2007
Medium offwhite head, creamy below and coarse on top. Deep brown body; hazy with floaties. Acidic wooden spicy aroma with soft metal notes. Soft wooden spicy watery taste. Strange watery aftertaste with wooden notes. A really bizarre beer, but not my favourite. (0.75l bottle. Thanks to KnutAlbert.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to KnutAlbert. Orangey brown, cloudy, with a small offwhite head. Woody aroma,somewhat vinous. Vinous and woody flavours, some lactic qualities, tannines. More excitingly different than actually a personal favourite.

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