Twisted Spoke 15th Anniversary | New Belgium Brewing

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4.44/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"65% Ale aged in a wood barrel, 14% ale with cherries added and ale, 21% ale brewed with Coriander and 100% Aged in apple flavored whiskey barrels." The beer was hand-bottled August 26, 2010.

Added by Sean9689 on 12-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
104
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
351
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Folie on steroids. Incredible balance and complexity with great oak and vanilla notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -32.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Written from memory years after I rates this beer...
I consumed this after it was aged for about 2 years. It was a perfect sour all around. What brewers attempt and some accomplish is making a great beer. It took multiple great beers to make this bottle. And the blending was spot on to make it everything you want for this style. I think aging the entire blend in apple flavored whiskey barrels had a lot to do with it. Nice apple pucker. But not a Jolly Rancher. More of an actual tart apple sitting in some good whiskey. The most flavorful sour I have had to date.

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4.67/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown body. Nice white head.

Smell - Malty aroma. Musty red wine aroma. A little bit of cherry. Oak.

Taste - Lots of dark fruit. Oak is strong. Cherry. Red wine sourness. Musty finish. A little bit of that whiskey flavor back there.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Not all that sour. Medium body, but carbonation makes it seem lighter.

Overall - I wasn't enthused at first, but it improved as I drank it.

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Twisted Spoke 15th Anniversary from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 104 ratings