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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
islay (2539) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Small pour at a tasting, consumed on 5-7-16. Pours copper, clear with a little haze. Sour, malty aroma features scents of apple cider and purple grape. Really pleasant smell. Tart, sour taste. Lemon juice. Bitter. Metallic. Fresh, kettle-style sour mixed with a substantial, barrel-aged quality. Perfectly executed. Frothy in the palate. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (902) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle from trade. Dark caramel color. Aroma has some cherries along with the wine barrel. Taste is acidic up front with dry wine finish. Not picking up much cherry in the taste. Really well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (431) - - MAY 6, 2016
375ml bottle. Bottled 8/25/15. Appearance: Tea colored light brown, with reddish orange tones. Clear with a moderate off white foam head that hangs in pretty well for a sour. Aroma: Cherry is strong upfront, along with lactic acid, light toasted oak, and a distinct vinous note. Taste: Starts with a light sweetness with a touch of cherry, that quickly turns to a funky, earthy, puckering sour. Back end is distinctly vinous and acidic. Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate carbonation Finish: Very dry, with a lingering musty oak and cherry. Tart. Overall: A very unique sour in that the vinous quality of the Pinot noir barrel absolutely dominates the back end of this beer. This beer is puckeringly sour and tart, with a musty, funky quality. Leaves your mouth watering.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2294) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Cloudy Amber pour, off-white head. Nose: fantastic! Sour cherries, vinegar, red wine. Terrific. Mouth: very acetic, extreme, some sweet ripped fruit. Top beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Biroholik (1179) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Sour Brown Ale leżakowane w beczkach po czerwonym winie Pinot Noir z lokalnej winiarni z Sonoma County. Leżakowało przez 12 miesięcy w beczce z kwaśnymi wiśnimi, dzikimi drożdżami Brettanomyces, bakteriami kwasu mlekowego Lactobacilllus i Pediococcus . 7 % alk. 15 BLG

Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, lekko zamglony. W aromacie mocna wanilia i potężne Bretty (stajnia, koń, siodło, siano). Po drugiej stronie barykady beczka, mokre drewno i ciemne owoce. W smaku umiarkowanie kwaśne, mocno owocowe. Zarwno smak, jak i aromat są bardzo złożone i wielowarstwowe. Kwaśny, dziki i owocowy posmak jeszcze przez długi czas po degustacji utrzymuje się w ustach. Potężne ciało, oleista, gęsta faktura. Ogromna pijalność! Coś pięknego! Mega-zajebiste!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2016
10/10 would beer again, incredible sour ale, sweet banana and sour cherry notes against a sour and slightly puckering strong wild yeasty flavor in back, the smell alone is enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: amber, small head, hazy A: grapefruit, ooverripe pomelo, sugarcane T: tart heavily sour like grapefruit MF:long follow through/finish OA: Excellent beer for the style, not to repeat, look for- not my preferred style, overpowring sourness Drank: April 14, 2016

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alengrin (5115) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 At an American beer tasting in Bruges, many thanks to Bart for sacrificing this upon my request - glad I can finally have a taste of this classic American sour. Medium, off-white, loose head, hazy peach blonde colour with amberish hue - less dark than expected based on the deScription. Lovely sour ale aroma indeed: sour apricot, sour cherry, sour yoghurt, sherry, passion fruit galore, mouldy orange, wet wood, wet leather, gooseberry, sour cream... Very estery taste, peachy, starfruit, tons of gooseberry and passion fruit, dryingly tart with sweetish side to it providing balance but the drying effect lasts till deep into the finish as it ought to be for any sour beer type; some soft caramelly and bready malt sweetness lurks underneath and provides balance and structure. Tart, dry, long finish with lovely but subtle woodiness, tons of lingering fruit esters and true fruit sourishness, complex, bit earthy. This is every bit as great as I have been reading in past years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle acquired and shared in some weird menage-a-trade with Sloth and Coldbrewky. ... Wow. Split from a bottle. Muddy brown in the glass. Head is fine thin and clingy. Nose is super appropriate for popping my trade cherry...black cherry farmhouse funk. Palate is perfectly delivered. Sour without a throat punch, crisp cherry wang, enough sweetness to keep it pleasant. Complex enough to keep the mind busy. .... Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1228) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle at home. This is one of the absolute best smelling funky beers Ive ever come across. Theres a wonderful Brett aroma thats really earthy and definitely "barnyard", but its mixed with the sour cherry fruit smell and its just fantastic. As I started drinking it I got light sour and more funk, and then the cherries and booze showed up, like Nyquil (but delicious, homemade, probably organic, classy Nyquil). This is just fantastic -- one of the best examples of this style anywhere in the world.


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