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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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(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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3.8
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Pours an almost unclean orangey brown with a creamy, beige head. Tart nose with distinct oaky touches. Medium body, fantastic complexity between acidity, oak and yet still an underlying, caramelish sweetness. Sour to the extent that it challenges and teases my taste buds but never kills them. A true pleasure. 170406

3.3
Beerhunter111 (22515) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, reife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack säuerlich, leicht holzig, reife Früchte.

3.9
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Bottle, at Jimmy’s no. 43 during the Lovullo Sour Tasting Session. Pours a dark, red-brown with a slight, white film. Tart, sour aroma with mild fruit and wood. Flavor is extremely puckering and very sour. Plenty of Brett and lactic acids. Mild sweetness. Some booze, especially in the finish. Light woodiness throughout. Some licorice notes. Pretty nice.

3.9
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 210513

3.2
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
750ml bottle, 2006 Vintage (capped), from Charles Street Liquors, Cambridge. No bottle number that I could see .Chestnut colour. Virtually flat. Sweet, fruity, somewhat woody aroma. Touches of balsamic vinegar. Pretty much the same of the palate. Moderately sharp and acetic but not as sour as expected. Bittersweet mouthfeel - I’m not sure that the sweetness was entirely what was intended. Seems the 2006 may be rather different from the 2007 - the complete absence of carbonation was rather off-putting. By no means a poor beer but a bit disappointing, especially at $17 a bottle.

2.7
Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Holzig säuerlicher Beginn, in dem deutliche Fehlaromen vorhanden sind. Holzig, geringe Säure, trinkbar. 8/9/8/7/8/8

4.3
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 2009-10-28, bottled October 2006, 3 years old, 9-5-7-3-16=40
Dark brown color; creamy head. The aroma is intensively vinous and fruity; sour grapes; oak; fresh actually. Good body structure; positively there is still some sweetness; an average caramel flavor, with evident sour and fruity presence; quite rare for Sour beers, the mouthfeel is rather smooth; the sourness in the end is limited, and clearly all bitterness is absent.
It’s very fresh, but apparently less complex than I remembered.

2005-04-01, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Cloudy dark amber color; big head. Incredible aroma: woody, a bit sour, vinous, malty, olives; really complex.
Good body structure, quite dry at the end, quite sour but still with some sweetness, and with the necessary astringency… Very complex and wonderful!
Thanks Andrea (Profane) for this incredible beer!

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20628) - 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.

3.9
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, fruits, berries, little caramel, malt and hops. Vinous and mild.

3.4
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest 08. Harry gave us the chance to do a side by side tasting with the European sour. Woody sour nose. Nice sourness in mouth, really rather good and nice than the Euro mild. Not hugely sour, more tartness really. Pippy raspberry is rather attractive. Nice.


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