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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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4.2
bhensonb (15758) - 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.

3.6
Scopey (15717) - 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.

3.4
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Batch 16 2012. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak and dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel with plum, figs, oak, and light tart finish. Good.

4.1
Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
750 ml bottle 2005 vintage poured a cloudy dark garnet with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, dirty socks, oak, a bit of vinegar, and cork. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour fruit[mild cherry character], oak, some vinegar notes, and cork with a sour, dry finish. A VERY tasty beer!!!

3.8
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Batch #8, bottle #1277, 2004. Deep red-ruby color with a big bugbby beige head. Funky aroma of barnyard, oak, some musty, cellary notees, a bit of brandy alcohol, some cherries and nice lactic tones. Earthy, slightly vinous sweet-sour flavor with some slightly sugary maltiness, brett some dark fruits (cherries, grapes, light plums notes), oak and some lemony notes, especially towards the finish. Medium-bodied with a slick rounded mouthfeel. Very good but there’s still something in the flavor that turns me off just a bit.

4.1
Theis (15151) - 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
Tmoney99 (14976) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle 2005. Poured cloudy reddish brown with a large fizzy off-white head htat lasted with good lacing. Heavy complex tart fruit aroma. Medium body. Medium tart fruit flavor with medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.5
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper amber, nose is funky, acidic, taste is funky, tart and sour.

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Heavy wonderfull sour aroma. Average sour nice flavor. Long moderate bitter ok finish. Oily palate.

3.5
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Caesar. Pours hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma of barnyard, tart red fruits, cherries, light wood. Flavor is light sweet, moderate sour and acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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