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Swill Beer - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.21%


Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-18-2013)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: on first pour, my large 20-oz imperial pint glass has about two fingers of beer on the bottom with easily six or seven fingers of foam on top. Clearly something is amiss here; I'm guessing an unexpected bottle refermentation. Color is a medium gold with a light haze and a strong effervescence (surprise!).

Smell: citrusy and grapefruity, but not in a hop-character way -- more like, in a fruit juicy way. I also had this beer at Portland Brewers Fest a couple months ago and there it was marketed more like a radler -- they started with a strong Pilsner base and mixed it with fruit juice. It certainly seemed to be the case then, and that impression is certainly not diminished now. I feel like in the bottle, though, it's not as fresh-smelling as straight out of the keg.

Taste: sweet and refreshing like a radler should be -- kind of like candied grapefruit. I actually kind of like the style. Runaway carbonation notwithstanding, this beer certainly doesn't taste infected or anything; we're probably just seeing the effects of added juice at bottling. Aside from the inconvenience, I like the overall effect.

Mouthfeel: quite light. Not much going on here.

Overall: this stuff is incredibly drinkable. I mean, it's nice now, sitting in my office late at night, but in the 90-degree Portland sun it was indispensable. Aside from that, f you like fruity candy beers, this is probably for you; otherwise, stay away.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 04:54:32 | More by flagmantho
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brentk56

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3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Looks just like what you would expect a beer/soda hybrid to look like - clear golden liquid with a massive, soda-like head; not one to leave much lacing, but the retention was surprisingly good

Smell: Lemon soda aromatics, with just a hint of bready wheat underneath

Taste: Tart lemon flavors dominate, with soda sweetness building in the middle; a nice balance between the tart and sweet flavors linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with soda-like carbonation

Overall: This would be a great lawnmower beer but is a bit too light for the winter chill; darn good for what it is

Thanks, JohnGalt1, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 19:03:46 | More by brentk56
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Washington

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A: Poured a hazy straw color with some floaties. Lots of carbonation presenting a nice white cap

S: Musty wheat, citrus and spoilage. Smells sour.

T: Not sure what is going on here. I like Berliners but this is just odd and rather unappeaning for me. Funky sourness not attributed a Berliner. Funky, wheat, lemon.

M: Light and crisp as expected.

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Aroma of citrus (grapefruit)

Beer is extremely refreshing and crisp. Slightly sour with grapefruit layered over some whole grains. Beer becomes more puckering mid-glass.

The mouth is crisp with sharp carbonation. Well done, would buy this on a regular basis if available at home.

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Swill Beer from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.