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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pinot Barrel Four was our second batch. We took the recipe for the Four and sent the beer into some oak barrels graciously donated by La Bete winery of McMinnville, topping them up with a small amount of Oregon cherry puree along with lactobacillus and brettanomyces claussenii to encourage more acidity and aromatic complexity in the finished beer. Half of the batch was blended and kegged and can be found at a few specialty bars while the remaining half is still maturing in the barrels and will likely be bottled at some point towards the end of 2009.

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4.1
jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Jay shared at Andy’s. Pours a murky reddish amber body with nice off white lacing. Aroma is soft cherry, oak, red wine, funk and lemons. Mouthfeel is soft with notes of tart cherries, red wine barrel, wood, lemon and other citrus fruits, funky brett and earthy lacto. As Jay mentions below, the keyword here is subtlety - nothing overstated or dominating, instead everything works nicely together. Well balanced sour ale.

4.1
j12601 (12001) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle from a trade with somebody or other that I took to a tasting at Andy’s. Pours a hazed ruby touched amber with a thin to medium sized head. Gentle funk with some cherry and tart acid. Medium bodied, cherries and light acid and funk. Long funk and chewy cherries. Really nice, lots of subtlety.

4.1
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle generously shared at tasting with RB crew. Pours reddish pink with a rose head. Aromas of tart cherries and wine and sour funk. Flavors of tart cherries, lemons, other citrus fruits and wood. Not overly tart and very enjoyable.

3.9
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a hazy orange with a tiny off-white head. Sour and sweet. Floral with hints of honey . Aromas of berries. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry and sour finish.

4
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma. Fruity sour tart citrus woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody citrus finish.

4.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Nice sourness, fruity, some brett, abricot notes, coconut, lovely sour, light to medium malty, lacto notes, high dryness, fresh feeling.... Lovely.

3.9
faroeviking (10918) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
Botella. Hazy deep golden. Pleasant fruity tart aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity and tart, bit woody. Sour and bitter finish. Niiize.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle pours slightly hazy orange to pink with a near bright white head of foam that has a pink-ish hue to it. The aroma has spicy yeast, some sugary notes, a touch of wine, rose pedal floral notes and a Brett sourness. The taste has a nice modest cherry and slight tartness going on to start. It then grows into more and more tartness and acidity and a touch of Brett like crushed aspirin tartness and chalkiness. This is pretty nice and the label, in my opinion, helps the beer fetch a perfect score for appearance.

4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750ml bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2011 Vintage. Pours a cloudy orange colored body with thin, frothy, slightly creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has a nice sourness up front with a bit of a citric and woody note followed by some bretty funk, tart cherries with just a slight sweetness, some acidity, and a bit of a vinous note. Flavor is similar. Clean, lactic sourness up front with some vinous and citric elements, wood, and funky brett. Cherries grow towards the end with a nice tartness and just a slight sweet note. Finishes clean, fruity, tart, somewhat funky, and dry before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a soft, somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really complex and enjoyable sour. Dry and clean with a nice fruity tartness, bretty funk, pleasant cherry note, and vinous wood presence. Delicious beer.

3.8
jesperhammer (4737) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
25-JAN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Yespr. Almost clear golden with low white head. Tart fruity aroma. Taste is tart with peach, brett and oak. Fine carbonation and body. Finish is tart. Quite brett’y and peach’y sour. Nice.


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