Manannan - TRVE Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spoony:
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
From a 750 ml bottle (batch 2) into a tulip.
A-A normal pour produces about one finger of light khaki head. The foam fades quickly and leaves no lacing. The beer is a cranberry, reddish-brown. It is very murky, but I can see some carbonation in there.
S-The aroma is sour with lemon drop, tart white grape, vinegar, and a bit of sour dark berry. I detect a wet wood-scented mustiness and some acidity that reminds me of cola. A nice, tart brown aroma.
T-The taste follows the smell for the most part. There are lemons, tart vinegar, big acidity, and some unripe dark berries. The funk is very light and mostly dry, but a bit more funky, sour lactic flavor creeps in as the beer nears room temperature. There is a nice malt profile that adds to complexity and balances out the sour flavors.
M-The feel is light to medium in weight. The carbonation is average to above-average in volume, but fine and easy to drink.
O-This is a nice sour brown ale with a good balance of sour and malt. I enjoyed this beer much more than my earlier TRVE experience with Eastern Candle. The aroma and flavors are decently complex and it paired well with the cheese I had at dinner. I don't know that I would spend 18.99 on it again, but I'm glad I tried it.
03-12-2014 02:30:20 | More by spoony
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4.03/5 rDev +2%
Scored a bottle thanks to @miggs3030 A great BA.
A- It initially has a finger-thick pale white head, but that dissipates quickly. It leaves behind a layer of lace atop the liquid. Lots of carbonation is visible working its way up to the top. The body is a cloudy brown color with some blonde hues.
S- Aggressively sour on the nose. Something suggests salt like on a gose, with that barnyard funk and what I'd say most people call horse blanket. There's a funky fruit aroma, probably cherries, and a slight hint of malt.
T- Very nice. I'm still getting the earthy funk, some cherry-like fruity flavors, but also some slight caramel and other malty flavors. They're slight but still there. The sour notes have a both earthy and fruity. There's a slight hint of some toasty malt. Citrus becomes more and more noticeable.
M- Tart, sour, with a medium body. Above average carbonation provides a lively feel.
TRVE is 2 for 2 with me with their sour ales. I'm officially a fan. This beer is all-around excellent.
08-04-2014 03:13:45 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.97/5 rDev +0.5%
Reviewed from notes. Waxed 750ml bottle shared by Richard - thanks.
A: Pours a hazed orangish brown under a thin (1/16") white head and leaves spots of lace.
N: Malty at first, followed by herbs, vinous, grainy, and sour notes.
T: Juniper and strawberries stand out amongst the funky barn critters. Complexly sour.
M: Semi-moderate body and light carbonation. Bretty funk, fruity sour finish.
O: Unique and enjoyable. If you get a chance to try this don't pass it up.
08-22-2014 04:41:09 | More by wethorseblanket
4.59/5 rDev +16.2%
This beer is amazing.
I wouldn't call it a bad La Folie clone, just because it's a sour brown ale. They were going for something different here. This beer has a big brown malt base and has very subtle characteristics. It isn't extremely sour like La Folie, but you get some nice caramel and brown sugar right before the lactic acid rush in the end. It's a really cool take on a sour brown, and I recommend it to everyone.
07-23-2014 22:46:30 | More by denverbeerguy
2.58/5 rDev -34.7%
A little light in color out of the bottle and that continues in the taste and mouthfeel. It is carbed perfectly but the entire thing feels and taste like you tried to clone La Folie with bad results. It's thin and tart but mouthfeel is all carbonation. For the same price in Denver grab a La Folie.
04-01-2014 03:59:16 | More by poonamibaxter
4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
Their most recent bottle release, a sour brown aged in whiskey barrels.
Pours wooden brown with an off white head that quickly recedes, leaving a touch throughout the surface. Aroma does a great job capturing the brown ale side of this beer along with the sourness; roasty, brown sugar, cocoa and soe coffee, a touch of dark fruit and some vinegar. Thought this captured the maltiness of a brown incredible well, especially with this being a sour. Flavor was sour with some lemomny vinegar, brown sugar, dark fruits, a touch of light roast coffee and chocolate.A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice offering from TRVE here. Worth the $18 a bottle, no, but then again I am happy that I was able to buy a bottle. Love what these guys are putting out.
12-26-2013 01:28:50 | More by denver10
Manannan from TRVE Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.