Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges - Yazoo Brewing Company
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
My review here is a little overdue (slightly hazy), but the key points remain intact:
Split this impressive beverage with some nice fellows, and there was certainly no disappointment to be found in the “Embrace The Funk” style: Sour; Funky; Wild. Poured a reddish, orangey color; white head/nice retention. Smell and the taste were just mouthwatering; had that tart, sour, funk appeal that one seeks for in the style. Little citrus, but definitely lemon and sour apple sticks out here along with cherry, grape/fruit, oak and brett notes. Just a superb beer…one I hope to drink again soon and special thanks to Nashvillain for this guy
Additionally, I’ve considered that my review here might be a bit biased, due to my new love for Brandon Jones and his contribution to the craft world. However, those thought’s vanished when the nice fellows around me shared the same appreciation for this beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 13:47:18 | More by M-Fox24
4.8/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer was epic.
A: Pours a dark amber red into a snifter glass, with a beautiful creamy white head that dissipates into swirls around the glass. Small head retention around the edge of the glass, with great lacing. (Also the bottle art is badass)
S: Smells very tart, sour apple, cherry and funk. The smell ends with deep wine, earthy and spicy from the merlot barrel in which this was aged for 12 months.
T: Damn, first sip is super tart and sour, blasted me like a warhead. Notes of sour apple, lemon, cherries, and vinegar. Just awesome, but it gets even better. After taste begins with the merlot barrel, which is just prominent enough to be noticed without taking over this beer. It is perfectly balanced with the sour flanders. Finally, the best part because it was such a surprise, the aftertaste took to the barrel, fantastic oaky and prominent vanilla notes that linger on til you take another sip. Just wow.
M: Was moderate bodied with good carbonation. Nothing to complain about here.
Overall this beer was just fantastic. I can't get over how complex the taste was. Yazoo really outdid themselves with this beer. Glad I have more bottles, and Im already looking forward to next year's release.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 17:22:12 | More by cfaulman
Embrace The Funk - Deux Rouges from Yazoo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.