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Brewed by Stringers
Style: Fruit Beer
Ulverston, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fruit beers are sweet aren’t they? Not this one. Refermented with the wild flora from the raw damsons, left to sit for months, this is noticeably sharp and dry. Sold out for this year, but another (small) batch is in the works.

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zacgillbanks (5441) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle from Tebay Services. Dark red-brown in colour with sour cherry, dried fruit and Damson flavours followed by oak and leather on the tart fruity finish. Very good.

4
chimpgibbon (557) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle. Reminds me of a stronger fizzier version of The Kernel’s damson sour. Funky fruity vinous nose, big fruity damson and cherry and a medium dry funky finish. A little fizzy for me, but nonetheless an exceptional and layered beer.

4
allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2017
330ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours opaque brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of tart fruit, plum skin. Stones too. Strong damson taste. Lightly funky. Dry. Light yeast spice esters. Like a dry red wine. Grew on me.

4
AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - opaque black with an olive sheen. Nice off white lacy head. Nose - totally reminds me of a Flemish Red, straight up. Sour and tangy, lightly musty and woody. Prunes and blackberry jam. Something savoury/preserved too. Taste - dark fruits at the front, probably plum and blackcurrant, black olive, finish. Interesting! Palate - medium bodied with a long lean middle section which is dry and tangy. The finish is a continuation of that long dry tangy note. Overall - I really like this a lot.

3.5
SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared with bjammin, cheers Ben. Ruby brown beer with small head. Aroma of sour damsons and sweaty socks. Taste is damsons, some sourness, a little cheese and malts. Good.

4
cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
6abv. As wild damson... Bottle... deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate roast malts... Bit tart sour nose... Dark malts... Soft chocolate... Funky fruits... Dark malts.. Big damson fruit... Very red wine.. Interesting... Im quite diging it

3.7
Stuu666 (14560) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Holyrood 9a. Pours deep ruby, nose is funky, fruity, taste is dry, tart, fruity.

3.7
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds pours a deep reddish brown, small head that fades. Carbonation gives the bubbles a rather psychedelic, constantly moving look. Almost hypnotic...ANYWAY. Aroma is red fruits, forest fruits and a little balsamic. Definitely something of a Flemish Red about it. Taste is a little spicy, with red/forest fruits, minerals and earthy notes. Tart, sharp and dry finish. Can’t understand the low ratings for this, its interesting, complex, different and tasty.

2.5
stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Tebay Services [260113]
Very dark ruby, bubbly off white head that dissipates
Aroma - Slight sour dark fruits, slight smoke note, odd aroma, hint of plastic
Taste - Bland dark fruits, little flavour, very boring, soft sour fruitiness
Palate - Soft carb, light soft quite sweet dull fruit palate. Finish is very dry and rapid.
Overall - Very disappointing. Was just so dull

2.8
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle shared at CPK, London - just something random I had kicking about. Pours clearish brown with a light, tan cream head. Appley notes in the aroma. Light sweet flavor with dry wood and some leathery fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry finish with light tang, dirt, further leather. Interesting in a kind of academic sort of way, but the beer is impressively devoid of much character. Fairly mediocre.


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