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Ensorcelled - The Rare Barrel

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 40
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Rare Barrel visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HaveUSeenMyCellar on 10-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud.
decent fizy head fades almost instantly, very little lacing, darker chestnut mahogany brown color, ruby light sneaking through.

Nose big candy sweet malt, syrupy candy, dark fruity raspberry, very berry like, lots of raspberry syrup and jam, little tartness and a little vinegar.

Taste starts quite tart and sweet, a tart sour raspberry, with tons of jammy fruit, pure sweet raspberry jam and candy, a mild funky sourness getting into a big acidic tart sour almost wine vinegar but not quite there. Some dark malts, almost dark malt vinegar, tangy and tart, even a lttle tanic raspberry seed thing. Finish is flemmy and tart, very acidic and quite dry, tangy raspberry lingering.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb, thicker and syrupy like.

Overall quite nice, light carb again, little sticky flemmy but still very nice, great raspberry, etc.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark raspberry hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of dark funky brett, light raspberry notes. Nose has loads of vinegar, really nice.

T - Taste is loads of raspberry and vinegar, really tart and dry, not overly sweet, light berry note. The vinegar aspect is delicious, nice tart sour funk. The raspberry juice is bright and tart with awesome vinegar notes. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. Lightly flemmy.

O - Overall this beer was delicious, great raspberry and vinegar notes.

Serving type: Bottle

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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small off-white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Nice raspberry aroma. Some dark maltiness. A bit of acidity.

Taste - Raspberry and oak. Light vinegar sourness. The raspberry provides more tartness. Some dark caramel malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - A simple beer. It's just raspberry and sourness, but it works well.

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Ensorcelled from The Rare Barrel
95 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.