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RATINGS: 834   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear, golden-brown beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is lightly vinegar-ish and lemony, with a faint touch of caramel maltyness. Dried fruit notes too. It’ rather tart on the palate, not as tart as expected though, with a pleasant carbonation level. Medium to full body. The flavor has a faint nutty, caramel touch, with lemon, a faint touch of vinegar and some funky notes. Long finish with lemon, caramel and nuts. Sort of disappoints this one, was expecting more sourness, at least judging from what I remember the European version to be. But it’s definitely not a bad beer anyway. 130815

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt vinegar, some soured fruits, and some red berries. Flavour of moderately soured dark fruits, quite a high vinegary quality, some red berries, and wood. Too vinegary for me, but quite complex and not too sour. Overrated, but decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16719) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear brown/amber with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, sour and a little vinegar. Flavour is malt, fruit, sour, caramel, little vinegar, little acid, little barnyard, little tart and a little over carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle from Batch 8, 2007. A: The pour is a fairly typical dark amber color with plenty of brown to it. The head is somewhat mild in volume and off-white in color. M: Quite fruity for a Flanders red ale. Lots of cherries, green apples, and a bit of lemon. Plenty of oak, a hint of vinegar, and some light sweetness. D: A bit lighter in flavor than I would have expected. The fruitiness translates well to the flavor, as do the vinegar and oakiness. There is, however, a bit of a metallic flavor at times. M: The body seems a bit thin, but for a sour beer it is a bit more forgivable. Moderate and tinging carbonation. D: Pretty easy beer to drink, but not all that impressive. Maybe a more current vintage would change things a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (16164) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Copper amber pour. Floral berry fruits and vinegar nose. Full bodied red ale. Sour cherry is dominant flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (16044) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
Draft & Bottle @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours unclear dark amber with a small creamy white head and lacings.Nose is vinegar, oak , berries and a bit of marzipan. Very dry and fruity tart flavor. Refreshing. Nice one

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (15814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
750ml bottle (Alvinne Webshop)
Slightly vegetal, artichokey, dusty and nutty - chestnutty, hint of mint spearmint, but dust too dominant. Gentle carbonation, a bit watery. Yup, chalky mint. Simple red ale body, very little sourness. Very disappointing. More herbal and again minty later. Does cover the 8% well, but that’s about as positive as I can be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Caesar, hazy reddish color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sourish, unripe fruits. For me it’s a bit I too I sour, but it’s a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to engelsmann. Unclear dark amber - offwhite head. Teeth biting dry/sour fantastic. Cherry, berries, brown sugar, medium to high sourness, light bikeglue, light wood. Dry finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14978) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
750 mL bottle; bottled in 2006. Interesting lightly sour, vinous, dusty, red wine aromas (a bit of redundancy there, but this is free flow). Reddish amber color (with smallish chunks) and no head. Medium body with virtually no carbonation. Flavor is oak, red wine, perhaps some cherry. This is better than many red wines! The finish is oak, cherry pits, and a very light sour. There is some bitter, but I think it’s the oak. Three fermentations. Good result.


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