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RATINGS: 831   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours amber red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, funk, oak. Taste is nice and sour with the oak coming through nicely balanced in the finish. Palate is excellent with perfect carbonation and medium body. Very nice sour.


3.2
thellgren (1120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2017
0.75 l bottle @ Il Birrificio, Helsinki. Appearance is similar to cognac. At first taste is complicated with tannins and wood but later on it is just dry. Not very sour really. Like some dry wine made from berries. Frankly, I expected more.

3.8
stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Very earthy aroma and notes, a bit of odd mushroomyness in the after, but good? Rich and leathery but very light sour backs well against a bit of cognac

3.7
AleRider78 (1452) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
A bit pricy right off the bat. Shared this one with my better half. Pours a thick frothy creamy looking head and has a really dark amber appearance. Good lacing. Has aromas of mild cherries, sweet malts and resin hops. Flavours are of green apples, light mild spices, herbal and earthy hops. Very sour, tarty, especially in the finish. Faint carbonation. Chalky drying mouthfeel Much more bitter and sour than sweet. Not bad. This one’s kind of all over the place and in your face. 750ml bottle is better when shared. :)

4.2
Crockett (1127) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2017
2013/Jan. Cellared. Purchased in Chicago 3 months fresh. Nice strong carbonation noise on breaking the seal. I was worried it was going to spray all over the place. Ruby with just slight brown hues. Short, ample small bubble off white head with mild lacing. Lots of fast moving carbonation. This has stood up exceptionally. Nose is heavy with raspberry, green leaves, and yeast. Lots of apple tart, raspberry, and a background nutty toast on the palate. It’s obviously a sour, so the nuances of acid, and fruit. Traces of wood, whiff of smoke. Faint charred sugars in the background, likely from contact with hot surfaces during the boil. Faint menthol/mint in the finish, with notes of black tea. Excellent.

3.2
TEJA (3256) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle best before 2009 sampled 2017. Cherry fruit and mild lactic aroma. Very cloudy light brown color. Fruity and light acidic taste with a small sweetness.

3.9
VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Light hazy brown liquid with small white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, balsamic, port wine, raisins and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with notes of lemon, port wine, raisins and apple skin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice, very well aged.

4.1
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle form importer. nice sourness vintage edition, dark malts works well with sour.

3.8
ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2016
750 ml bottle shared. Hazy reddish brown appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of sour funk, light oak, mild caramel malt and a mild sweetness. Medium body with a light watery feel. Hints of a vanilla and dark fruits round things out. Nicely balanced but pricey.

4.6
tsd08460 (1237) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bomber from Crafted in Haymarket, VA Aroma: sour cherries, bread, hay, woody Appearance: hazy amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate: light body, slick feel, average carbonation, dry finish Excellent

4
Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, sour fruit, & some vanilla/caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably cherries), some vinegar, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Very nicely balanced; Simply well done - very good overall.


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