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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2008 Finally got a crack at this one. Poured a reddish brown. Just a little bit of head. Smell was sour, tiny bit of cherry and some oak. Taste is really nicely balanced, cherries, sour yet drinkable, oak. There was a perfect transition from start to finish in the mouth, nothing awkward, complex and elegant. Really, really enjoyable. Oh, and be careful where you are shooting the cork. I shot it off the back deck and barely had the cage off before it rocketed about 15 feet high and 20 feet far into the yard. "you could shoot an eye out"

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Batch 2. Pour is gold with some slight reddish hues. Foamy off-white head and nice lace. Very tart aroma. Big full bodied beer with loads of tart. Cherry on the finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Id have to say this is one of the most unique beers Id tasted to this point. It had the tangy properties of wine/cider, but the fullness in flavor of beer. With nothing to compare it to, Im overly satisfied with the experience! Thanks to DTM for hooking it up!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle from Monument Liquors in Concord, CA. Poured a hazy yellow color with a pretty good sized head. WOW!! I could smell the sour right from the bottle. Tasted sour with a hint of fruit flavors. Looking forward to trying some of the other Russian River brews.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle. Drank it for my 35th b-day. Pours like champagne, very sparkly. Light bodied, nice cherry character that sweetens up the tartness of the ale.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ghawener (1578) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 13, 2008
thanks to ramenen. bottle; lcherry flavored sweet tart. like drinking foam! interesting brew, champagne style brewing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Pours a murky orange. My girlfriend didnt like this one as much (yeah for me!). Aroma isnt incredibly sour or overpowering. Awesome sour cherry flavor, wish I could get more of their beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12803) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle from Solan, thanks! Orange pinkish color. Cherries, marzipan, leather, oak and grapefruit in the aroma. Sour flavor with oak, hint of cherries and leather. Dry out effect in the aftertaste with leather, caramel, plastic and grapefruit. Astonishing complex, great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
375ml bottle batch 003. Pours an awesome murky burnt orange with minimal head and some light lacing left on the Trappist. Insane aromas of sour cherries, red wine and more sour cherries. Flavor was bitter and sour with a hint of sweetness on the back of the throat. One of the best sours Ive had to date.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous (7104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Its been a long time awaiting. Absolutely the best sour red Ive ever had. Im savoring every drop. Californians have it lucky if they can get this when its on the shelf, or even on tap. A wonderful cherry sour taste. Lovely. Pretty close to perfect.


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