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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Pour from Scott at his tasting, thanks a ton! Pour was clear reddish with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of sour cherry and raspberry, some sweet pie cherry but not overwhelming, some nice funky and tart notes with hints of other white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of nice tart cherry with hints of sweet raspberry and jammy cherry as well, goes into some slight funk and vinous notes, tart lemon in there as well finishes it dry and fairly lactic. Nicely done brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1501) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
On tap at Alibi Room during Oregon Breweries Tap Takeover. Pours a hazy golden rose-ish with a rose head. Aroma is flowers, berries, barrel notes. Taste is the same. Low to moderate acidity. Very refreshing. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7541) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draught at brewery. Orange in color with the start of apricots and then cherries. Tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1945) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. I discovered this in my cellar recently. I had it squirreled away and had used a metallic pen to write "2011" on it. The label has the woman reclining on the sofa whilst wearing a red bra. Colour...slightly pinkish but generally a light amber with a thin head. Nose...very fruity and zesty with sweet spices. Palate...fruity, zippy, zesty, tippy top, rollin along, singin a song and generally fabulous with loads of cherries. The mid palate is dry and spicy and the finish is long and quite gleeky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6816) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at OIBF16. Booklet said it was 4Play/Rose Blend, but that seems near impossible reading that description (55 bottles). Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is very funky, tart, lemons, fruity, almost Cantillon-like, light floral. Flavour is floral, fruity, funky, sour, lemons. Light bodied. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12498) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Near clear golden orange with a white head. Aroma is funky, barnyard, citrus and tart light fruits. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1550) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2016
On tap @ Upright. Pours clear pale golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is tart cherries, light leathery red wine barrel notes. Taste is super crisp tartness up front, lacking in notable sour pucker though. Fresh cherries sit in the background. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3608) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft 12 oz pour at Upright. Drinking in the same room where all the magic happens. Clear golden pour with no head. Heavy cherry pie like aroma. Tart cherry up front, with some softer peach and apricot. Very similar to an exceptional cherry lambic. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Appearance: pours with almost no head, the beer is a light gold color, Aroma: cherry, very sweet, Taste: nice sourness, funk, tart, cherry, Palate: average carbonation, dry, light mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste Overall: delicious, nice cherry flavors as well, sour but a milder sour than some sours, delicious, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (841) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Gold pour. Nice sour aroma. Moderate to strong sour flavor with some cherry notes as well. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is lacto, vinegar, cherries, cough syrup, sweet fruit. Taste is light sour throughout, crisp, medium carbonation, hint of cherry on the back. Overall, really nice, just a bit flat.

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