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RATINGS: 1465   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Part of a special "barrel" week at The Beer Junction. $4 for a 4oz pour, 7% ABV. Rich, red-copper color. Tremendous lace sticking to the glass. Aroma was a bit sour and unfortunately, I think I was picking up hints of the sanitation in the glass. Flavor had a mild puckering tang, no hop bitterness and not too sweet. Carbonation was average and viscosity was above average. Delicious aftertaste. This was worth the price for a special treat.


4.1
Jgunty (8) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 13, 2017 does not count
Sweetness of the cherry comes out in the nose. Long bitter after-taste. Brown and fresh. The malty nature of the brown ale does a great job rounding out the sour. Wow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Johnsense (1685) - - AUG 2, 2017
Reddish purple pour, smaller head, no lacing. Aroma of fruit, red wine, lactic sourness, jam. Jammy up front, sour cherries, sour, tart, red wine, light sweetness as well. Medium body, lower carbonation.

3.7
PanMarek (460) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Reddish brown pour with thick foam and lots of bubbles. Complex, earthy nose with fruits, including apple and cherry along with some faint caramel malt. Taste is even more complex, with the fruit sweetness and some tartness from the wine barrels, linked by the sour cherries. The yeast gives it a musty, earthiness and perhaps helps lighten the body. Little carbonation, medium body and a slightly dry finish.

4.2
thorongil2 (3155) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017
(Bottle) clear, fluorescent reddish amber colour with a tall cream colored head; somewhat thick palate; aroma of rock candy, leather, barnyard, hint of cherry jam; rich, very sour flavour

4
sokuzs1 (1396) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Earthy, cherries, red grapes, berries, spicy. Medium sour, tannic.

4
kambei70 (1082) - - JUL 16, 2017
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Radek Kliber (7370) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
Aroma 7.2 /10
Plenty of barrel character that clashes with brett yeast. A bit of mess. Fruity cherry on side.
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish3/5
Taste complex, clash of barrel, sour cherry and yeast. Mild alcohol notes. I fail to see the greatness of this beer. Creative mess ?

4.2
eallenbrown (16) - - JUL 4, 2017
Beautiful complex stone fruit-mostly cherries-on the nose, true sourness on the palate. I'd like a touch more sweetness-and maybe alcohol to balance the sourness, but hard to complain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
tricksta_p (4744) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is huge Bretty barnyard funk, fruits, oak, wine, pinot barrels, tart cherries, malt, apricot, tart red fruits. Flavour is tart and medium sour. Body is medium. Amazing balance and drinkability. Superb American Sour, world class status well-deserved. Incredible, I wish I had bought more bottles!

4.2
JBell14 (105) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2017
That rotten smell which makes sours good tasting. Cherry flavor is evident. High carbonation dark amber color. Very nice John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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