overall
100
100
style
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a hazy, dark brownish ruby color with a half finger head that dissipates very slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Tons of sediment, but that is expected with the amount of yeast added. Smells of funky, sour cherries, oak, vinegar, grapes, lots of funkiness. Lots of dryness that really does give it a wine-like smell. Smells almost like a cherry warhead. Taste starts with a very astringent, dry, sour cherry flavor, as well as some oak and funkiness. Then get some of the brown ale qualities: slight breadiness, maybe some cocoa (but i could just be imagining that), some carmel malt. Then the astringent sour notes from the brett and bacteria come back even stronger, along with lots more cherry, grape, funkiness, vinegar, oak, some carmel. Extremely dry finish that blends the wine and the beer qualities nicely. So sour, yet extremely balanced. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Very lively carbonation from the refermentation that does give it a very champagne-like crisp finish. Very complex and so delicious. Just getting into this style, but I have a feeling I won’t come across many sours better than this one. Hope to try this again someday.


4
ffaoe (1017) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Light tart and cherry aromas. Brown/red in color with massive long lasting head. Taste is tart, notes of cherry, faint raisin

4.6
Noform (127) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - DEC 22, 2017
zapach: lekkie drewno, orzech, wiśnie i funky. Bardzo fajny flanders chyba najlepszy jaki piłem

4.5
Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017
From Jul 2008 I got this bottle of batch 00s thanks to a trade with Tayner. Thanks Dana! It pours a hazy peach colour with a 1" head of foam.There's some good lacing and foam is shrinking but looks like some of it will be around at the end of the session. Ok, the foam did leave the scene entirely but, what the hell.. The smell is just what I like to find in American Wild Ales...huge sour notes from cherries and lemons. Also a big yeasty profile with some vanilla and oak. Super nice nose. The taste is as good if not better than the nose. Wow. Big oaky and yeasty notes with some yeasty tones and big fruity tartness from lemons, apricots, and cherries. There's also an underlying sweetness coming from vanilla. And did I mention the funk? No? My bad. The Brett is definitely present here working its magic, intertwining with all the other luscious flavours. and bringing real justice to the style. Marvelous, simply marvelous. The mouthfeel is medium, the carbonation is brisk but fits this ale so well, and it finishes with that sour cherry tartness that just demands that I take another sip tout suite. Eminently drinkable for me, to say the least. This is a world class brew in my book and thanks go out again to Dana for sending this my way!

3.9
sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tap at Pizza Port OB. Pours clear rose. Aroma and flavor are cherries, wheat, oak, mixed culture, tannins, and soft acidity. Light body.

3.7
snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Draft at Pizza Port OB. Pours clear copper with almost no head. Tastes like booze, dried fruits, wine, and woody malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like booze, dried fruits, wine, woody malt, and musk.

4.4
dzudohonor (339) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2017
backlog z PAKK 2017. Na pierwszej planie skórka brzoskwini, świeżo skoszona trawa, agrest, delikatna stajnia i dzikość. Piwo ma bardzo czysty profil. Jest super ułożone. W smaku cytruski, delikatna żywiczność, cierpkie winogrona.

4.3
pjotrapostou (412) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Wyraziście wiśniowe, cierpkie i wytrawne, sporo pestek wiśni, drewniany, beczkowy posmak. Świetnie ułożone, ale bardzo intensywne. Kwaśność na drugim planie, bardziej owocowa, niż octowa. Bardzo lekko się pije, wspaniałe.

4.1
czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
I think it is more of a wild ale than Flanders but it is really tasty. Not at all vinegarish nice red fruit base. Beautiful wine barrel notes. Delicious.

4
markextrae (4586) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2017
Hazy orange like colour. Tart vinegar notes, earthy oak notes, grape notes, cherries aren't jumping out of it. Spiced yeast notes. Taste is dry tart.

4.4
Iznogud (4703) - CROATIA - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml from City Beer, SF. Shared with Banjo, Max, JFK10000. Hazy orange, off white head. Vinous, fruit, grapes, lots of wood, complex, ripe fruit. Medium bodied. Strong acidity.


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