Abascio-Cell (Blush)
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Abascio-Cell (Blush)Abascio-Cell (Blush)
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.58%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
91
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Abascio-Cell (Blush)Abascio-Cell (Blush)
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 40
Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Blush red garnet color with a thin white lacing ring, no carbonation at all.

S - Smells like funk and red wine, red grapes, red grape skins, some alcohol and some yeast.

T - Very tart red grapes and red grape skins, burgundy grape twang, grape acidity, and funk.

M - Medium body , puckering and makes the entire mouth water.

O - Nice sourness at two years out.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Dark orange body with a thin collar. White wine, acetic, oak, white grape. Acetic, vinous, delicious. Bold, assertive without being harsh. Winner.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Amber body. Hazy. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Fruity aroma. I don't know what blush wine smells like. It's a little winey. It has some stone fruit yeastiness, too.

Taste - Yeesh, it's sour. Grapey. Fruity. White wine is much much stronger. Intensely sour. Lots of wine in the finish. Kinda woody, too.

Mouthfeel - Really sour. Medium carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Too sour for me.

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Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared on site with friends at pizza boy. Poured into an 8oz wine glass, the brew appears a hazy burnt copper color. A white thin head rests atop.

The smell is pleasantly fruity blending to more vinous with every whiff. Noticed across the back are notes of oak, vinegar and a little brine.

The taste includes vinegar and slight buttery caramel barrel notes before hints of vanilla. There is a sharp tannic bite to the finish of this brew. Coupled with the acidic character this is brutal.

This is medium bodied with modest carbonation. A little creamy in the feel boasting slightly more body than the other abascio offerings and ever so slightly less intense with the sourness. If you can taste the difference in grapes between the dark abascio cell versions, you are a better taster than I. All I get out of these dark versions is over the top acidity. Still good, just not my jam.

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Photo of orangesol
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours light brown with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light ring around the edge, leaving small wisps of lace on the sides of the glass. Not as dead as some of the others have been.

S - Smells of musty grape skins, oak, light barnyard funk, vinous grape vines, vinegar, bit of rubber and a touch of sweetness.

T - Starts off with the musty grapes that never really fade away. Hints of very light funk, grape vines, dash of sweetness and plenty of woody oak help to even things out. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very tart, vinus feel with plenty of dryness backing it up. The acidity level is very strong in this version.

O - I have had this one a couple times now and it is a bit scattered. First bottle had some decent balance of barrel and grapes and the subsequent ones have been a bit of a mixed bag, with lots of vinegar sourness. This one is probably my least favorite of the darker Abacio's.

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Abascio-Cell (Blush) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 40 ratings