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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
(Editor’s note) Originally this version was available for the American market, while in Europe a version less sour was available; as of today, only this version of Sour is produced, so if you got a recent vintage you had this one.
The Sour has a sticker to differenciate it from the sticker-less Barriquée Mild, which has not been inoculated with lactobacillus bacteria.

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The_Osprey (10133) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2018
March 2018 - Keg at Moor Taproom, Bermondsey. As 'Panil Barriquée'. Pours a dark brown, hazy and opaque, foamy light brown head. Aroma is oaky, prunes, papery cranberry. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is a little better than the aroma - lots of tangy plum and redcurrant, cranberry. Has a papery, somewhat acidic finish. Not bad. (6-4-7-3-14=3.4)

mR_fr0g (14775) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2018
Keg at Moor bermondsey. A murky nut brown coloured pour with a a lasting loose beige head. Aroma is musty grape, vinegar, must, red berries, . Flavour is composed of super dry, bitter grapefruit, clean lacto, musty, airy, pithy. Palate is uber dry, pithy, abrasive carbonation.

DerWeg (1785) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2018
Moved rating from mistaken European entry. Typical Flemish Red look, with very creamy carbonation with a dense brown-tan cap that looks great. Aromas dance with mineral and sour fruit, it just FEELS sour. Taste all sour fruit with a pretty dominant acidity, very acetic. Indeed some lemons and dry, dry cider, mysterious sour fruits, plus wet stone and slight earthy pungency, Really too light with nothing deep, complex and fruity in the body to counter the sourness, hence not all that great or interesting. Still pretty OK though. This acetic ale would (and still may) make a great Carbonnade Flamande.

Rating added 4/22/2011 (updated 4/25/2011)

onceblind (11644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Slightly deep hazy amber under a thin off white cap. Wild woody funky nose with kisses of red wine and earthy light lactic tones. Smooth semisweet red berry flavor with light woody flavors and a light earthy lactic bugginess. Semisweet fruity start with a wave of wood and buggy wildness that’s gentle and nuanced. Very amazing.

crosswindlndngs () - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Aroma is earthy, notes of wood. Pours a deep red with brown undertones, white, thin head that sticks around. Initial taste is a woody, (obviously) sour hit with undertones of raspberry. Aftertaste sticks around a while which tastes a bit like fine bread dipped in olive oil. Overall excellent.

thellgren (1230) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2017
0.75 l bottle @ Il Birrificio, Helsinki. Appearance is similar to cognac. At first taste is complicated with tannins and wood but later on it is just dry. Not very sour really. Like some dry wine made from berries. Frankly, I expected more.

stchloe (1138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Very earthy aroma and notes, a bit of odd mushroomyness in the after, but good? Rich and leathery but very light sour backs well against a bit of cognac

AleRider78 (1676) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
A bit pricy right off the bat. Shared this one with my better half. Pours a thick frothy creamy looking head and has a really dark amber appearance. Good lacing. Has aromas of mild cherries, sweet malts and resin hops. Flavours are of green apples, light mild spices, herbal and earthy hops. Very sour, tarty, especially in the finish. Faint carbonation. Chalky drying mouthfeel Much more bitter and sour than sweet. Not bad. This one’s kind of all over the place and in your face. 750ml bottle is better when shared. :)

Crockett (1151) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2017
2013/Jan. Cellared. Purchased in Chicago 3 months fresh. Nice strong carbonation noise on breaking the seal. I was worried it was going to spray all over the place. Ruby with just slight brown hues. Short, ample small bubble off white head with mild lacing. Lots of fast moving carbonation. This has stood up exceptionally. Nose is heavy with raspberry, green leaves, and yeast. Lots of apple tart, raspberry, and a background nutty toast on the palate. It’s obviously a sour, so the nuances of acid, and fruit. Traces of wood, whiff of smoke. Faint charred sugars in the background, likely from contact with hot surfaces during the boil. Faint menthol/mint in the finish, with notes of black tea. Excellent.

TEJA (3443) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle best before 2009 sampled 2017. Cherry fruit and mild lactic aroma. Very cloudy light brown color. Fruity and light acidic taste with a small sweetness.

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