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RATINGS: 1480   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 On tap at RR & in bottle. Poured an amber color with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma is acetic with lots of cherries and oak. Taste is tart fruit and lots of warm oak. In addition to the cherries, theres grapes and plenty of funk. Very enjoyable standout sour ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 1st batch of the 375 ml. sampled with the phoenix crew... supplied by sparky27 (does it ever end?). beautiful orange pekoe iced tea color with a small white head which retains as a ring. it leaves behind light spotty lacing as it recedes. initial aroma of dill pickles (not unpleasant though), wood, earth, lots of minerals and some sweet malt hidden behind the vinegary tartness. it smells very fresh! the flavor is quite funky and dry but malty and well balanced.... wood, minerals, fruit/tart cherries and a similarity to red wine. medium body. prickly and well carbonated...8/5/9/4/18/4.4

batch 04X2. same batch. much more funky and yeasty. less fruity. tartness has faded. 8/5/8/4/18

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle, batch 002, thanks to TexasJeep. Pours red-orange with fizzy beige head. The aroma definitely betrays the pinot noir barrels-- plenty of berry and oak notes, as well as a rich vinous character; there are also wafts of lactic sourness and a touch of earth. Taking a sip, the sour acidity is much more apparent. It cuts through a mild cherry flavor with some oaky notes and some distant hints of fleshy fruits. The finish is very dry, with some earthy notes and a berry aftertaste. Lively, sharp carbonation goes well with it, too. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Bottle at home Huge thanks to Doppelganger for bring this one round Hazy orange ... May not have had the time to settle ... light fruity slightly cider nose... aroma is quite pronounced and quite nice even if i cant quite place it ... yeah definit sourness... not really getting the cherrys and picking up a slight wine charactiristic. 3.4 bottle at bens ... amber ... soft fruit ... light brett nose ... soft fruits ... light zezt ... zezty fruits ... light cherry ...creamy yogurt finish ..3.2

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (885) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Serious carbonation in the bottle Sounded like a bottle of Mumm’s when I popped the cork, rather than a bottle of beer. Very pretty pour. Huge head which is lasting a pretty long time. You can hear the bubbles bursting. Dark orange body, bordering on amberish tones. Light fruity aroma, like a framboise. Nice sourness to this. Very winey flavor. When I saw the not about sour cherries I immediately thought about Quelche Chose, but its not as pronounced with the Bret/Ped bugs in there. This could REALLY grow on me. Too bad its so expensive :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Sampled at Bocky Bash on 7-5-08. Had a funky aroma just couldn’t think of it till someone mentioned dill weed. Thought he was tarlking about me but no he dill you would smell cannng pickles. Orange body with off white head. Flavor of lemon zest, sweet sour and tart. Another good sour for you sour fans.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Sampled at Bockyhorsey’s Bocky Bash Tasting on 7-5-08. Clear amber pour with a small foamy head. Aroma of vinegar, tart fruit, lemons and wood. Flavor is lemon, sour cherries and apples, wood and malt. Nicely carbonated. Refreshing, dry finish. The addition of cherries put this over the top for me. Fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle tasted at the 7/5/08 Bock Bash locals tasting. Pours a clear amber with one finger off white head. Nose is sour cherries, vinegar, lemons and wood. Taste is sour green apples, yeast, malt, pickle juice, lemons and aspirin. Medium, prickly mouth feel. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Light brown, orange-amber pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is leathery, sour cherries, wood red wine. flavor is tart / sour cherries, red wine, wood, a little sweet malt, lemony finish. Very nice palate.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Warning: Open this bottle over a bowl so that when it overflows you can still pour it into your glass. I did not use a bowl so the table got to drink a few ounces. Batch 002 Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Smell is very tart, there are aromas of cherries, but there isn’t a whole lot to them, predominant smells of sour and funk. This is not as sour as some other beers of this style, but that’s not the goal, the goal is to create a damn good brew and I would say mission accomplished. There are sour cherries in the taste as well, but it’s more of a vinegar-like sourness mixed with some oak and some grapes. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and had medium levels of carbonation, finish was dry. Extremely drinkable, I would have plenty of this often if I were given the chance.


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