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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Thanks Chris. Pours clear amber with a creamy white head. Sour, tart, oak, sweet matured, sugar, cherries, complex. Bites the cheek. Fresh - vinegar & berries! Ends dry! Very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Color of ripe spots on peaches or the meat of mamey sapote. Hazy. Aroma yields layers of complexity. Lemon peel, cherry pit, footy funk, barnyard, leather, and tree bark. Great palate. Not sticky, not too carbonated, simply perfect. Lots of bitter and sour cherry flavors, rounding to bone marrow-like sweetness and astringent joy. Smile-inducing wonderbier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Pours a light brown, dark gold in color. Smell is tart cherries and funk. There are also some wine qualities from the barrels as well. Taste is more of the tart cherries and a good amount of the Brett showing as well. Tart and sour on the mouthfeel and non-cloying. A real joy to drink. Everything melds itself together well and no one characteristic dominates. Very good sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3824) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of iowaherkeye (thanks Joey!). Pours a cloudy dark orange/light brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruits (some apple, maybe cherry?) and oak barrel. Flavor is quite tart and sour with a small hint of the brown ale. Lots of wood and oak barrel. Some faint grape, wine-like notes in the finish. Superb mouthfeel for a sour. Very tasty and drinkable. I dont really get any cherry flavor from it though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Thanks to Ryan for the hook-up. Bright orangish red pour; a bit hazy. Lovely fizzy off-white head. Yummy tart aroma and taste; sour cherries, lemon zest, dusty wood. Not as intensely oaky as the redemption. A little brett funk, but nothing challenging or harsh. Very crisp, dry finish. This beer is just straight up refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Poured a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was sourness, sour cherries, a bit vineous. Flavor was amazing, very sour with a nice hint of cherries and oak, almost like a sour cherry wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2008
375 mL bottle courtesy of cdumler. Thanks Chris! Clear dark amber pour with a small head. Clean and crisp aroma, tart and slightly funky with sour cherry notes. Very dry taste with sour cherry, funk and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Thanks to Monk’s cafe for having a bunch of special Russian River beers on tap for the event today. Pours a clear brown with a reddish golden glow. The aroma was very reminiscent of Oerbier Reserva, though a little less complex. Flavor was initially a burst of bretty tartness, with lemons and of course sour cherries. Nice lively yeast, really satisfying. Kind of thin on the mouth. Ultimately I left myself comparing this to the Oerbier, and the Oerbier really comes out on top on all counts. This is good and very well-made, but it felt a bit too simplistic, thin, and uninteresting to warrant the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, yogurty funk, other fruits, maybe grapes or strawberries. Flavor really has an oak and winelike presence with soft tart and sour touches. Quite dry. World class.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Tasted @ beer school Tria, hosted by Tom Peters. Poured a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. Nice tart flavor with a lingering finish.


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