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RATINGS: 835   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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3.7
Ferris (15027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle - Sour balsamic and cherry. Clear copper with a thin head. Light sourness and oaky cherry with a bit of balsamic. Nice and mild, but nothing special.

4.1
Ratman197 (14698) - 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 (14685) - 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.

3.6
Scopey (14523) - 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.

4
Tmoney99 (14381) - 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.

3.4
djd07 (14369) - 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.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Cloudy red-brown body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some sour, light wood, faint mint. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, light lemon, wood. Medium body, light acidity, somewhat watery. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - 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.

4
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Hazy red brownish ale with thin off-white head. Light sour cherries in aroma, with barnyard notes, and grapes. Sourness abounds in mouth, pleasing and definitely flemish. Wonderful ground cherries with light lactic notes, vinegar, balanced horseblanket. Rich and smooth. Mmmmm...to style 100%

3.5
Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2013
750 mL bottle from Once Upon a Vine.Batch #9, 2007, Bottle 923. Pours a clear cranberry color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart lactic notes, wood, dark fruits, earth. The taste is dark fruits, berries, grapes, funky sourness, faint wood. Medium bodied.


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