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Brewed By: Russian River Brewing Company

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Average Rating:
8.21027

Number of Ratings: 1032

Style: American Wild Ale

Brewed In: 725 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

ABV: 10%

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Todd T profile pictureTodd T - December 4, 2012
I am not a huge sour fan. In fact, I would prefer to split a bottle and let this be a sipper. However, you can tell this is a quality offering. Very complex. A sour fan would lose their mind with this
crushingbelial@yahoo.com profile picturecrushingbelial@yahoo.com - August 30, 2012
Absolutely love this sour ale. Currants, effervescence, and sour notes plus potent
gigs619 profile picturegigs619 - July 27, 2012
Oh so sour! Deliciously sour. You can actually smell the wood on the nose, along with a sour raisiny , grapey note. You can really taste the cabernet barrels. Wonderful layers of flavor beyond the nose. Champagne like effervescence, sour raisin, and a hint of sour cherry, before going way to more oak on the finish. Less sour as it warms up, so if you're not a fan of sours let it warm up, and enjoy how everything still comes together and smooths out a bit. I am now a big fan of this one.
ve2011 profile pictureve2011 - February 27, 2012
Great, can really taste the wine barrel. One of the best of the beers Brewed in wine bottles. One of Will's favorites.
Sudsey profile pictureSudsey - February 23, 2012
A very complex ale - Very sour, but less so as it warms. Many flavors malty and woody at first giving way quickly to sourness - underripe fruit (apple, tomato, bittersweet); Cabernet flavor is distinct. There are definite oak and butterscotch undertones. It isn't incredibly good, but it receives high marks for an interesting concept.
njpovio profile picturenjpovio - July 24, 2011
Perfect, you taste a new part of the blossom every time you sip it
Cramps profile pictureCramps - July 18, 2011
Sour. Too sour. Needs more balance.
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