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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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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3.2
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2006 bottle. Aroma is red wine, cherry skins, and light vinegar. Tastes like red wine and cardboard. Probably should’ve opened this a bit sooner. Dry finish. I’m gonna look for a fresher bottle to try again some time.

4.3
Kavu (4970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Il Birrificio. Pours clear deep amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts, apples and berries. Flavor is very sour malts with some notes of apples. Great stuff.

3.8
daniele (9420) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
bottled on 0308 (7y old) deep amber almost flat vinous honey wood oxidation light balsamic note wild fruit good acidity ambrato carico praticamente piatta vinosa legno miele castagno ossidazione filo balsamico frutti di bosco buona acidita ma non fastidiosa

3.5
csaso (2319) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Tap - not much head, very dark red color, big sour dark fruit aroma and flavor, definite sour (in a good way) finish, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
McDef85 (42) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2016
Aromi di prugna, tabacco, datteri. Acida ma con un confortante malto ancora ben distinguibile.

3.3
GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, vitamins, light vegetal notes, light oak. Light body with a dry finish.

3.8
mansquito (6695) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: Pours reddish with a very small loose head. Aroma is vinegar, wine, wood, sugar, and some fruitiness. Taste is moderately sour. Carbonation is very light. Sourness maximizes around the finish and libgers on to the aftertaste. Veey drinkable while also being a little intense. Glad to finally have this beer.

3.7
Iphonephan (7065) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of tart cherry. Flavors of sour green apple. Crisp tart finish.

3.7
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Old bottle of US made sour. Pours a reddish brown hue with no head or lacing. The aroma is almost a vinegar with cherries and blackberries. The taste is tart cherries and mulberries with a muted sourness. Was expecting more sour. Somewhat acidic. It was fine but was just expecting a little more.

3.4
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at a Cantillon event. Dark pour. Small head, if any. No lacing. Not a lot of funk in the nose and not as sour as I would have hoped. Not bad. Some plummy notes in both the mouth and nose. Slight sweetness with a bit of sourness. Maybe the newer ones are more sour.


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