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Manannan - TRVE Brewing Co.

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ManannanManannan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
TRVE Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 12-26-2013)
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Reviews by spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

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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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

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
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-12-2014 04:35:09 | More by hiphopj5
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Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2014 23:29:53 | More by JamLand
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-15-2014 07:09:04 | More by GRG1313
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-01-2014 04:49:12 | More by Taperwookie
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-13-2014 19:25:30 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-26-2014 14:56:39 | More by Beerbuddy21
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wethorseblanket

California

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
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denverbeerguy

Colorado

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
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-01-2014 15:53:52 | More by ucsbmullet
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bearbeer3125

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-07-2014 07:08:46 | More by bearbeer3125
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kustard

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-05-2014 16:46:36 | More by kustard
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-17-2014 05:44:41 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-15-2014 03:58:12 | More by drewone
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.6%

02-27-2014 00:39:20 | More by TenHornsProud
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bfields4

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-31-2013 00:18:49 | More by bfields4
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poonamibaxter

Colorado

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
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-13-2014 02:57:11 | More by BDeibs
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-16-2014 03:41:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-04-2014 03:13:17 | More by eawolff99
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-09-2014 07:34:22 | More by stealth
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denver10

Kentucky

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
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California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-17-2014 04:24:00 | More by zestar
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-17-2014 05:44:30 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Manannan from TRVE Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.