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RATINGS: 1481   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1272) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, fresh cut grass for the hops, heavy damp basement for the yeast, with big notes of wood, cherry and vinegar. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium red/brown, with some small particles at the bottom. Flavor starts heavily acidic and acetic, then finishes heavily acidic, lightly bitter and sour. Palate is light, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. Maybe Im just starting to appreciate these, since this is the first true to style Red Sour that I really enjoyed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle to a snifter. Amber brown , off white head. There is red wine, oak, sour cherries and funk on the nose. Flavors are layered, complex, tangy, tart , sweet , funky, red wine and cherries... One of the best sours I have tried... Outstanding effort.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1792) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, because hes awesome. 2014 vintage. Aroma is wine barrel, tart cherry, funk, sour, real good. Appearance is amber red, off white head. Taste is cherry, wine barrel, sour, funk, very balanced and complex, man thats good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, lots of barrel and tart cherry, really really good. Overall, this is so very good. Hard to beat Russian River.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Great sour and sweet flavour combination. Subtle aromas of cherries. Very long taste with balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Prominent alcohol on the nose. Wine-like aroma. Fruity notes of cherries and dried fruit. Quite vinous. Some alcohol warmth. Dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a red mahogany with little head. Aromas of sour wine gummies, oak, grape skins,and wine vinegar. Flavors of same with emphasis on old oaky wine barrels, grape skins, and salty dried malts. Complex to describe whats left...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kirunavinter (35) - Linkping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle Batch 041514. Pours a hazy red/mercy color with no head. Big aroma of red wine, sour cherries, oak and tart apples. Body is medium with decent carb. Taste is up there with some of the belgian sour red/browns, fruity, oaky, vinous and some sweetness. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (11579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Hazed dark orange / onion skin coloured pour with lasting fine off white head. Aroma is semi sweet plum jam, spicy funk hint of citrus, toffee, onion. Flavour is composed of tangy plum and apricot jam, some toffee, mellow sour, spicy. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation, spicy, dry finish. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1505) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Slightly reddish, not much foam, just a thin film. Aroma is quite intense sour, berries still intact, bit of barnyard and funk but also sharp vinegar which I like. Taste has berries and also some wooden oak that is blending nicely. Flavours are clean and somewhat distinct. Bitterness is also there, blended with sour. Just great.


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