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Barrel 32 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Barrel 32
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 11-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This dark ale has a clean acidity balanced by rich malts and a distinct French oak character. Matured and refermented with wild bacteria and yeast in a wine barrel for over two years.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 6
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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to eyebereej for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from the half-gallon growler into a CCB snifter.

A: Dark red but nearly clear. A thin off-white head atop low visible carbonation (could be the growler serving type?).

S: Tart, funk, dark cherry fruitiness, oak barrel tannins.

T: Follows the nose, a nice cherry cordial impression overall, with a very dry finish from the wood tannins.

M: Medium body, moderate alcohol presence, and more carbonation sensation than the appearance would imply.

O: Quite enjoyable. It doesn't rank among the best sours or wild ales, but if I were to find myself at the Bear Republic tasting room, I wouldn't hesitate to order a glass.

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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Experienced at the Tap Room. Brett? big wine barrel, tart tart, cherry. Lots of malt to take down the acidity. The tannic wine dominates. Very dark brown to black, some head and lace. This is tannic, lactic, some astringency. A sipper at best in drinkability. A lot of ideas here. Medium bodied. A hint of chocolate malt and vanilla. Brewers’ notes: proprietary Scottish Ale Yeast, along with Somoma County wild bacteria. Nugget and Liberty hops; IBU below 25. A blend of several dark ales.

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Barrel 32 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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