Oscar Aged In Blackberry Whiskey Barrels | New Belgium Brewing

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4.08/5
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32 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,918
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
pDev:
4.41%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, dark, dark brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of black cherry, blackberry and sour green apple. Tart cherry and green apple taste with just enough malty sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass to what is essentially a black beer topped by a dense finger of light tan head which fades somewhat quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of a nice chocolatey and light roasty note with some light sourness along with some blackberry notes.
T: Taste is some nice and light sourness with some cocoa powder like chocolate notes. Slight blackberries and oak with a little leather and cherry. On the swallow this one has some more sourness, chocolate and leather with some lingering oak and blackberry notes.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with carbonation that is on the lighter end but the beer does not come across as flat. The beer has a fairly drying finish due to the acidity but it isn't excessively dry.
O: Overall this is a pretty well made beer. It has some nice flavors and some interesting complexity added by the barrel aging which make it an interesting drink. Good but there are better ones out there. Worth a try if you're an NB sour fan.

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Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8oz on draft. Snifter glass. Darker brown body, one finger offwhite head. Smell is lemon, light cocoa, toffee, a bit of caramel, moderate acetic vinegar, touch of oak. Flavour is a nice complex combination of acetic vinegar, light caramel, touch of cocoa bitterness, and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, not too acetic for me, with a slight twang of cocoa bitterness on the finish.

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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brenn79
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml corked bottle- Pours a very dark blackberry red with a small light tan head. Aroma is oak, blackberries, raspberries, tart. The taste is berries, medium level tartness, very jammy, flavorful. Delicious.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Belgium Oscar Aged In Blackberry Whiskey Barrels, 8.8% ABV. Pours deep purple, with a two+ finger beige head. Nose is blackberry, taste follows, fairly tart, light bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall nearly outstanding.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Additional label notes, "For years our wood cellar team has cultivated a special relationship with the distillers at Leopold Brothers in Denver. Our mutual respect for tradition and doing business with the people we love has led us to this deep ruby sour mélange of cherry and green apple aromas. Fruited whiskey barrels deliver slight char, vanilla and Colorado blackberry notes for a beer 14 months in the making."

Poured from 375ml bottle into glass. Label dating information is '736023:54 170525K11T'.
Unusual body color. Clear ruby color when presented to light. Color is a very dark purple when poured. Slight off white head, settles to scattered islands and ring. Left behind on the glass are few spots of lacing.
Sour cherry and green apple aroma. The tannins of the oak barrel add to the complexity, with a fruity aspect. There is a very light vanilla floating above.
The taste is sour, with dark cherry. The green apple adds to the sour taste. Added to the complexity is the barrel with its oak tannins and dark fruit, which could be blackberry.
Mouth feel is medium, and dry. Lower carbonation level.
A dark red wine like beer, with the oak barrel character, along with the sour fruits. A true sipper.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Oscar Aged In Blackberry Whiskey Barrels from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 32 ratings