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Home, Sour Home - The Rare Barrel

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 51
Gots: 14 | 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: pmarlowe on 02-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla bean.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of SonnyHenry
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750ml Bottle @ bottle share.

A-Darker Golden hue

S- Subtle Peach notes but the cinnamon is front and center. Smells like a Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon baked in, mmm.

T- Follows the nose. Cinnamon up front with the peach in the finish, lingering until the cinnamon catches back up and slowly fade together. Fantastic.

M- Effervescent. Good Carbination.

O- I wish I had more of this to drink and I would/will actively seek this beer out. It's DELICIOUS!

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow body. Small white head.

Smell - Lots of cinnamon. A little bit of peach, but not much. Faint acidity.

Taste - Much stronger stone fruit. Still not specifically peach, but stone fruit. Cinnamon comes through. Sharp sourness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Fascinating smell, but not all that fascinating overall.

Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with rudzud.
Pours a big fizzy frothy bubbly head that fades pretty quickly, little lacing, mostly clear lemony yellow color.

Nose is interesting, cinnamon is still there, with some vanilla as well, like vanilla ice cream, and little barrel note, a touch of a peach flesh or generic stone fruit flesh. Nice sour funk, generic sour fruit and creamy sour lacto, mild wild Brett sour funk.

Taste brings nice tart funk, sour generic fruit, fleshy stone fruit and lacto sour funk, little acidic bite, sour funky Brett with the sour creamy lacto as well. Nice cinnamon note with little spicy cinnamon, mild cinnamon thankfully but definitely there, nice vanilla flavor, straight vanilla and mild vanilla oak barrel. Finish is mildly flemmy, little acidity, mild sour lacto funk and generic stone fruit, mild cinnamon and vanilla all lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, other but decent carb, little acidic bite.

Overall pretty nice, cinnamon adds a nice touch without destroying the sour, nice sour beer in general, good wild funk and lacto, nice vanilla, better than I expected and one of the best, if not THE best yet from Rare Barrel.

Photo of scottfrie
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewery. Tulip.

A: Pours a lemon-golden color with a thin white collar for a head. Spotty lace was left after each sip.
S: Cinnamon and vanilla are easy to pick out, with notes of mild stone fruits, peach, apricot, and biscuit dough malt following. Slight tart acid in there as well.
T: Follows the nose but with more fruits coming through. Cinnamon mixes well with flavors of peach, whole bean vanilla, mild lemon, and slight apricot. Finish is slightly tart but not harsh or overly acidic. Aftertaste is clean and quick, with some lingering oak tannins. Woody spice throughout.
M: Medium body, crisp soft carbonation, greasy oak mouthfeel with a drying and refreshing finish.
O: Cinnamon and stone fruits work very well together. Interesting and highly drinkable. Not crushingly sour and definitely not overly acidic. One of the best I’ve had at the brewery to date.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold, served in TRB tulip glass. Small head.
Nose of peach and spice.
Mildly sour, with notes of peaches and cinnamon and slight vanilla.
Light body, good level of carbonation.
I enjoyed this, but some more peach tartness would make it really pop.

Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of funky brett and lacto. The peaches are very subtle, the cinnamon and vanilla are real nice. Rather cobbler like.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, really nice peach with loads of cinnamon, nice vanilla too. The peach is more generic with the cinnamon being the true star. Really work with the other flavours. The blend does give it a cobbler like flavour, which is really pleasant. Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a good crispness.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty, very tasty peach and cinnamon. Quite delicious and funky.

Serving type: Bottle

Photo of jbwimer
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty clear goldenrod with minimal head that quickly fades to nothing. Beautiful bouquet. Peaches up front then a load of cinnamon. Vanilla is faint, but certainly present. Pinch of lemon zest. Reminiscent of Wild Peach. Flavor has the perfect level of sourness with some earthy cinnamon and sweet peach. Delectable. Mouthfeel is pretty good for being just 6%. Medium-light with medium carbonation that dances on the tongue. Pretty unique beer that was done quite well.

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Home, Sour Home from The Rare Barrel
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.