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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2695) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
A really nice sour ale. Pours a mahogany color. Aromas are red wine, barrel, earth, sweet cherries. Flavors are mostly sour.. Vinous, oak, musk, lemon, cherry. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clouded red/Brown beer. Small stable head. NOSE: somewhat fruity, little acidic. Balanced. TASTE: some oak, sour, lactic, nice balance in general. Really enjoyed it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5889) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
I thought this one was a decent sour red, but it wasn’t a favorite in the style for me. Just an okay offering overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
20th September 2014
Zwanze Day at the Kernel. Thanks to Paul. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy. Mild fine carbonation. Lightly sour dried fruits. Whisper of acid. Mild raw malts. Dry finish. Bit messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Arch during the 2014 Zwanze Celebrations, big thanks to Scopester, Batch 11 2009 #1548, 20/09/14. Murky chestnut brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is nutty, musty wood, mellow dark fruit rinds, oaky tang, vanilla, spice. Taste comprises mellow fruits, light acidic tunes, light funk, booze soaked oak, nutty twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle acidic wash. Ok mellow sour, not a huge amount of complexity but easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10419) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
traditional Flemish aged for 3 months in cognac barrels?! nice. just a touch of wood, sweet and pepper from the barreling. otherwise very traditional sweet and sour. very sour when it first hits the mouth, but not so much during or after. i thought this one was quite good and on the back end of the better sours out there. about to have a Red Poppy and Framboise to get some perspective!!!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1355) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
Clear brown Amber, cappuccino head quickly fading Sour, malts, cellar, Some chocolate, sourness, very well balanced, oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9435) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a nice sour cherry, oaky, tart/sour acidity with a funky character with a slight medicinal note. The flavor is oaky, tart cherry, slightly medicinal, mild to moderately sour with good amount of acidity, somewhat vinous, acidic, and dry at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
2009 Bottle, batch 11, #1548 with a Shelton Bros label shared at Kernel Zwanze day. It pours murky deep mahogany brown with a small dirty beige head. The nose is earthy, wood, damp leaf, light vinegar, dirt, vanilla and soft fruit. The taste is damp wood, earthy, leaf, some acidity, sherbet, berry skin, balsamico and light vinous notes with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not as acidity as one might expect from a sour brown with decent age on it. Solid sour brown by any measure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle, Batch #12, 2010. Pours clear red auburn, medium tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is vinous, woody/oaky, lemon tarts. Flavor is light plus tart, dry, vinous, oaky, tart cherries. Some astringence is apparent. Medium body. Nice.

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