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8 Wired A Fistful Of Cherries

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Sour Ale with Marlborough Cherries aged in wine barrels. 2016 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A sour ale brewed in the Belgian tradition. Barrel aged for two years on fresh Marlborough Cherries. Vibrant flavours of funk and fruit. Contains a fistful of cherries per bottle. No more, no less. Depending on the size of ones fist of course…

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date other than 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with a one and a half finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing. Near the end, the pour becomes a cloudy purple-reddish colour.
Aroma: Tangy, cherry and lemon with light citrus zest, oak, leathery brett and funk.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, cherry, oak, barnyard, funk and brett.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A solid sour that is enjoyable and very drinkable.

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Brekeriet Rhuboise

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Brekeriet Rhuboise is part of our collection of beers known as the Wild Bunch, fermented using brettanomyces and saccharomyces yeast strains

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity, tart and elegant ale with brettanomyces yeast. Loads of raspberries and rhubarb are added during the secondary fermentation.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in August 2016, and a best before date of 16th August 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention but left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries especially raspberry, and light leathery brett.
Taste: Lightly sour, touches of rhubarb and raspberry with a minerally, leathery, funky finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Given the nice strong fruity aromas, I was surprised at how weak the fruit was showing in the taste. It just felt like it was missing a little something.

Prairie Vape Tricks

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 5.9%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from can) Sour ale aged on cherries.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 12 fl oz can with no canned on or best before date other than a stamp of ‘VAPE TRICKS#18071’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark purplish red colour with a big two finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: A little bit weak, but it’s wheaty, tart, cherries.
Taste: Lightly tart, grainy, cherry, grape juice with hints of band aid.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A bit too one dimensional for me. A rare miss by Prairie.

Firestone Walker Krieky Bones

Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 5.9%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Wild Ale fermented with sour cherries. 100% French oak foeder

Brewer Description: (from bottle) What began as a birthday gift took on a life of its own. Proprietor David Walker cornered us one day and requested a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. A handful was sold at a release and our customers demanded more. Behold Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red inspired beer aged over a year in French oak foeders. Sour Montmorency cherries are added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavours of pie crust, spice and an underlying funk. Vienna malt notes give way to an assertive acidity and a bright carbonation. A sante!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle. Batch No. 003, bottled on 26th September 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear reddish dark copper colour with a big two finger white head that had great retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sweet and sour, cherry with only hints of funk and vinegar.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, cherry, oak and vanilla with hints of almond.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with nice high carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and easy to drink with good cherry flavours.

Firestone Walker Agrestic

Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: American Wild Red Ale. 82% French oak & 18% American oak

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fittingly, Agrestic Ale begins its journey as DBA; the foundational beer first offered when Firestone Walker opened its doors in 1996. Oak barrels along with our proprietary collection of microflora act like a chrysalis process, transforming DBA into Agrestic Ale over the course of several months. The result is a synergistic blend of beer matured in French and American oak with signature flavors and aromas: wood-derived toast, lemon pith, and rosewood swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut and Earl Grey tea. Dark cherries, caramel malt and spice round out its complexity and drinkability. The finish is crisp with a mouthwatering acidity and chewy tannins. A sante!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle. Batch No. 003, bottled on 5th July 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear amber copper colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated slowly while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, lemon, oak, vanilla and coconut.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, lemon, cherry, oak and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Nice, enjoyable and great to drink.