Oscar Aged In Blackberry Whiskey Barrels | New Belgium Brewing

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4.03/5
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8 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single foeder dark sour ale aged in blackberry flavored whiskey barrels from Leopold Bros. Distillery

Added by jaydoc on 10-09-2017

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
pDev:
5.46%
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Keepnitrl
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smells of jam and funk. Initial taste is slightly tart with a huge kick of blackberry that mellows out and dissipates into a dry crisp tartness. This one doesn’t make you pucker and is pretty well balanced.

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Photo of n2185
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle.

Pours a clear mahogany, small head of foam that quickly disappeared.

Smells of tart berries, whiskey, vanilla, with tannins like aromas.

Berry sour notes in the taste. Light whiskey, light wood, tannins, hint of Brett. Overall, very wine like.

Light body with light carbonation.

Enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent chestnut with a pinky of tan head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Sourness & horse blanket

T: Sourness, blackberry, a little dark & sour cherry, plus woody dryness. More sour cherry, blackberry & dryness as this warms, a little vinegar too. Finishes tart, sour with woodyness, sour cherry & blackberry

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, builds as it warms

Pretty drinkable, soour enough to hold your attention, but not overpower you

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-dark murky purple to brown color with a slim little cap of a white head that slid off extremely quick. Super light film of lace glossed the sides of the gloss with a light touch.
The aroma had a nice fresh sweet "blackberry" sweet to tart fleshy character up front. Then a "bright" sort of "sour lemon" tone take it's course. Light vinous acidity hits a subdued maltiness with some oak/woodiness.
The flavor was moderately sour with a decent strength of the acidity brightly mixing it up with the woody and lemon acidities. Quite mobile in it's escape into the aftertaste as there was a light tart blackberry note with a brisk lemon and woodiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Though the carbonation felt good and on par, there's enough acidic harshness to definitely make me want to sip this. Light dryness came in with a sturdy clench on my tongue and good pucker. ABV felt fairly close to what the brewer projected.
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty good American wild ale with the blackberry whiskey barrel. There might not have been so much "whiskey" more or less, but the blackberry is there and so was some sort of "barrel." I'd have again.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle $12.99. Looks like La Folie. Smells like it will be sour, almost balsamic. Flavor is tasty, sour, balsamic but I really did not pick up any of the blackberry whiskey notes at all. I liked the Single Foudre #65 Oscar much better.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oscar Aged In Blackberry Whiskey Barrels from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 8 ratings