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Shadows Of Their Eyes - The Rare Barrel

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Rare Barrel visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pmarlowe on 10-26-2013)
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-13-2013 06:22:37 | More by illidurit
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kevanb

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a The Rare Barrel Founders Tulip.

The beer pours a dark, dirty, ruby color, hues of burgundy and garnet, but the appearance is generally murky with a thin, fizzy, bone colored head that vanishes instantly leaving a slight trace of film atop the beer, but no lace is left. The aroma is of pitted stone fruits, cherries and plums, nice funkiness with mild oak and red grape with some soft vinegar. It's pleasant, not super complicated, fruit, funk and wood, but balanced very well. The flavors mirror well, lots of fruit, dark cherries, plums, red grapes, light apple cider vinegar with nice musty oak, delicate funk and a substantial heaping of dark malt. The mouthfeel is appropriate, lively and bubbly but with nice substance, coats pretty well and finishes easily with a soft puckery pop.

Verdict: A very nice dark sour ale from The Rare Barrel. It reminded me a lot of Consecration, just with a less substantial barrel (or wine) character. This was my first beer from this brewery and I sure hope it's not the last, very balanced and approachable beer, was easy to finish the 750ml bottle with just one other person.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 15:50:13 | More by kevanb
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-14-2014 16:20:55 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-13-2014 18:29:27 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-12-2014 13:50:22 | More by IndyDad
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GClarkage

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-08-2014 16:11:46 | More by GClarkage
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2014 22:11:27 | More by Wowcoolman
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Blend No. 003.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, acidic, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 03:44:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-04-2014 18:43:45 | More by GRG1313
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-30-2014 22:45:11 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Roze

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-30-2014 00:04:38 | More by Roze
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-29-2014 20:58:04 | More by LoveStout
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-29-2014 13:40:27 | More by markgugs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-29-2014 01:40:11 | More by acurtis
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funkfest 2014... Syndicate hooked this one up... Very cool, my first beer from this brewery and I was pretty impressed.

A little hazy amber/reddish.. no real lacing.. the off white head rises up and dies back just as quickly.

Nose is a bit vinous with some cherry and something that I associate with apple skins/crab-apples. More sour/tart than funky, but there is a bit of Brett that combines with a hefty oak note.

Flavor has plenty of cherry/apple and the oak/vinous elements move this forward, a bit of residual sweetness/light acetic elements make me think Flanders.. Hints of roasty malts mesh well with the background sweetness... Pretty darn good.

Body is surprisingly heavy for the ABV... but it is soft and drinkable with a good small bubble carbonation.

I am stoked a friend/friends have a solid connection for this brewery... That said, Darrel/Spence... Don't fuck things up! :-)

3.75/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 06:47:31 | More by JohnGalt1
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-18-2014 17:13:12 | More by drewone
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2014 18:57:49 | More by facesnorth
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-12-2014 00:58:53 | More by EliotRosewater
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JoeyStats707

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-11-2014 05:29:12 | More by JoeyStats707
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-09-2014 15:25:29 | More by T_Hass
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-09-2014 01:12:58 | More by KevMo84
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rowbow

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-06-2014 17:48:52 | More by rowbow
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Almost has a thick stout look to it; but it is concentrated dark red. Medium vanilla lacing with good legs.

S- This smells like an oud bruin (my nemesis). Astringent acid, dark fruit sour aspects.

T- If I were to guess, a lot of raspberries were added to this beer to knock this beer off the dark sour oud bruin route; but I don't see anything about adding raspberries. I just read chocolate complements dark fruits. The brett and lacto thankfully made this one a good dark sour. Now that I take another smell, there is sour chocolate; of course!

M- Very smooth, and very creamy milkshake-like. Nice amount of carb follows helping with the creamy texture.

O- A very well done dark sour; I wish I had another to revisit in a few months

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 23:19:31 | More by gueuzedreg
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yoitsarch

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2014 00:51:06 | More by yoitsarch
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-01-2014 20:31:12 | More by MastaShonuf
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Shadows Of Their Eyes from The Rare Barrel
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.