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RATINGS: 830   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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beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle, notes from Oct ’05 or so. Deep red, brown pour. Sour cherry and wood aroma, some mild funky yeasty notes. More fruity sour cherry flavors, tart but not overly acidic, with a smattering more of funky yeast and a touch of porty woody flavors. Very pleasant beer.

4.2
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark hazy brown with almost no head. Aroma is sour and woody. Taste is sweet, oaky, and rather sour. A very nice beer

4
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
Pour ruby golden orange with white head. Aroma barnyard funk, cherry, oak, sour. Taste funk, sour, vinegar, barnyard, sour cheese, oak. MF prickly tangy very dry medium body. Overall very good sour quite tasty and happy this was readily available in Ontario.

3
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Getting lots of unripened green orchard apples with this. kenb is getting sour cherries with this one. I’m not getting the oak but he is.

4.5
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 750 bottle at Novare Res. Wow, this beer is absolutely perfect. Pours a dark brown reddish color. Aroma of oak, funky, and sweet malts. Flavor is a wonderful blend of malts, dark fruits and sweet candy. This beer is like a sweet and sour dinner with a whole lot of goodness. Awesome!

4.3
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle, 2005. Very nice color. Deep amber body that’s quite clear with some slight sedimentation. Nice white head. Aroma is tart and woody with notes of sour cherries, vanilla, vinous, appley, and it almost smells bubbly, if that’s possible. Also earthy, and musty, with some yeast. I don’t really smell any alcohol. Flavor is definitely sour and slightly sweet... more vanilla and cherries. Very well balanced flavor, not overly sweet or tart. Nice on the palate, smooth and well carbonated. Refreshing. I don’t know much about flemish sours, but I definitely enjoyed this beer.

4.6
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Slightly murky reddish color. Solid sour notes, rich and vibrant . Very interguing sour, reminds me of a complex rodenbach.

3.8
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
750 ml bottle, Map Room, Chicago. Looks good, like it’s supposed to (medium brown transluscent with mauve highlights, fluffy foam head with some big bubbles). Smells great: the acid and the wild yeast carry the day, with some pepper. Feels a bit weak in the mouth, could have more body or expansiveness of flavor. Tastes nicely sour, not as tart as La Folie or a geuze, more of the soft sour of Rodenbach. Unlike Rodenbach, it doesn’t have a dominant fruit character to carry the rest of the flavor; there’s a bit of plumishness and grape, maybe a bit of cherry, but the overall profile is much more earthy. This is especially true once the wood kicks in, which is the best feature of the flavor, an oak/toothpick touch that complements the sourness nicely. These opposing qualities linger in the finish, but not long enough. Very enjoyable; I’d say it’s almost the best "session" Flemish Sour I can imagine, if there can be such a thing.

4.4
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750ml bottle, 2012, Batch #15, Bottle #813. Pours almost opaque reddish brown with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is tart, bright, woody cherries with noticeable funkiness. Taste is tart cherry skins, oak, wood and tannins and is earthy, citric, vinous and funky. Bright and tart on the palate, fairly sour, really nice carbonation. Great finish. Perfectly balanced; every aspect of this beer is standout. Just terrific.

3.5
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Brown bodied with a tan head. Sour aroma, lemons come through, and a note of caramel. The flavor is sour, tart, and lightly bitter toward the end.


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