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Ned

July, 2016

Ned

Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

When poured into an oversized tulip glass, this sour Belgian-style brew shows off a creamy tan layer of foam and a dark brown color with ruby hues. Aromas of dark fruit esters, balsamic vinegar, caramel and a hint of bitter chocolate emerge from the glass, followed by palate notes dominated by bold acidity, cherries, plums and even a hint of tomato puree. There's an acidic, salty black olive tapenade nuance as well, supported by a appropriate medium body and long finish of sour, overripe cherries and a rich acetic character. This ranks as a bold, intense, complex version of a classic sour style.

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