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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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4.8
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Aroma is of sour cherries.Pours brown with a reddish tint.Has a light tan head.Get some dark fruits and a well balanced sourness.Medium mouthfeel with great carbonation.Has a nice sour cherry finish.

4.8
PatIrish (184) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
Absolutely loved this beer. From a 750ml bottles, pours a dark ruby red/black. A soft head which melt to persistent lacings, sweet and sour hit the nose, acidic, yeasty, barrel. Starts very strong and full on the palate and finishes incredibly smooth and clean. Outstanding brew.

4.7
drpimento (3755) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2010
Great stuff in an evening of sampling some classic sour ales. This one poured with a nice off white fine head and some lace. Color is a copper amber. Aroma is floral, berry, yeast, malt. Flavor is similar and rich. Body is full and round. Body is outstanding and so is carbonation. Finish is like the flavor. Lots of character yet easy drinking, pleasant. A masterpiece. Perhaps a session for sipping.

4.7
jorgenmo (1) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Fantastic and well rounded, sour beer. Great pallet feel and a delicious companion on a warm day.

4.6
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 750 ml bottle - reddish-brown colour, big creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, nice lacing, prodigiously complex aroma: wood, hazelnuts, touch of vinegar, olive and bread; high carbonation, robust malt body, strong and rich acidity, the finish is dry and sour showing some more woody and dark fruity notes - thanks to fiulijn for this mind blowing beer !

4.6
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2005
07.02.05 750ml bottle picked up fresh off the truck at SuperSaver, thanks for the heads-up, Steve!

Perfect burgundy-brown pour supports a magestic froth the color of beach sand at sunset, rocky as it fades, lasting. Beautiful beer. Aroma is a burst of sour oak, cherries, mulching hay, light touches of brett. Wow, what balance! First sip is a wallop of sour sent shimmering across the palate on sparkles of fine effervescence. Astringency cleanses and beckons, encouraging a subsequent thirsty sip. It’s stylish for a sour, plenty of outlandish complexity but certainly accessible. Plenty of chewy tart cherry, wood, dark raisin, pomegranate, cider vinegar. Whew, this is quite a beer!

4.6
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Pours from a 750. It pours to a medium thickness, quickly disapating beige head with good lacing. The body is a dark red brown color. The aroma is very strong. Dark cherries, wood, sour fruits, cigar tobacco, mmmmm.... holy cow, words can hardly describe the aroma. The first flavor hits with a HUGE grape sourness. Cherries, fresh ripe (red) gooseberries, other dark fruits. Light tobacco and oak cask. The palate is very tart, moderately bodied and, decently carbonated.

4.6
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Drank in memory of Luciano Pavarotti, October 12, 1935 - September 6, 2007 - and what better beer to do it with than the #1 rated beer from Italy. Pours chestnut brown with ruby highlights, large tan head. Tartness in the nose hits you as soon as the bottle is opened. Once poured, cherry, oak, and vanilla emerge as well. This one has a perfect sourness and acidity for my tastes, it’s just sour enough to still allow a touch of malt sweetness to emerge. Sours cherries and grapes, along with a subtle woodsiness in the finish. I polished of the whole 750ml bottle and was still left wanting more. A phenomenal brew. Finally, a sour in my top ten!

4.6
fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Some people don’t like sour beer. Perhaps I should learn to appreciate this and understand the potential for more being left for me. As it was difficult enough to get this singular bottle, that should be even more apparent. And yet I am left with a certain sadness for this as I receive such joy. Oh, supreme sourness that wards off evil and brings delight that doth not diminish, but increases, yeh and verily. If you really loved me you would have already bought a case of it and sent it to me.

4.6
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2009
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet (Batch #9, 2007; Bottle # 873). Pours brownish-red with an off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, earth, and apple cider vinegar. Taste is sublime; sour lemon, cherry, and woody flavors. Easier to drink than many sour beers, this really ranks up there with some of the finest I have tried. A little expensive ($18 a bottle) but worth it every once in a while.


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