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Rickey - Carton Brewing Company

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Rickey
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 26.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This trip starts as many do on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the tippy, discussing grill cleaning, spring, cherry blossoms and the flavors that coincide with the transition from spring rain to summer sun. Talk makes its way around the circle to Jeremy who offers, "Cherry and lime kind of kick ass together." The evolution from that declaration to Rickey was a short one. Sourness from wild fermentation pulls taught against the heady juiciness of the fruit, with a light finishing touch of juniper berries stitching it together. Drink Rickey because blossoms turn to fruit.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-29-2014)
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A: Looks more like a tequila sunrise than a beer. Hazy peachy yellow fights with a deep blood orange. Small lacing, little head.

S: Just a blast of sourdough and milk that has just turned bad. Couldn't search for much complexity as it was really funky and rank, even for the style. It's still stuck in my nostrils 3 hours later.

T: Not as bad as the aroma would suggest. Blasted by mouth puckering sour. Definite lactobacillus. The cherry-lime flavors have no chance. Maybe a slight tartness reminiscent of bing cherries breaks through. Barely any brightness from lime. Needs something to combat the stank of the sour milkiness.

M: Refreshing crisp, low-medium body, but not a quick drinker. Good astringency in the finish.

O: Don't be turned off by wild ales just by this sampling. There are other more successful examples out there.

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Rickey from Carton Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.