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Featherleggy Bulrusher | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cps98 on 01-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
pDev:
17.93%
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4.87/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Anderson Valley Featherleggy Bulrusher, 5.8% ABV, unknown IBU, style is American Wild Ale. Pours black with medium thickness, with one finger of tan head that dissipates quickly leaving light lacing. Nose is sour, taste is mostly just sour, though not the overpowering and lingering kind. Can't really pick up much Wild Turkey, but there is a smoothness to it. Some fruitiness trying to fight it's way through the sour. Decent mouthfeel, went down quick. Overall a decent beer, though not my favorite style. Had to try it though since I make it a point to try all stout variants, I like Anderson Valley, and because of the name.

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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 10-oz. draft (I think)
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: 50/50 Slater’s in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Price: $8.50
Purchased: June 1, 2016
Consumed: June 1, 2016
Misc.: Reviewed as an American Wild Ale

Had never heard of this one, but I generally like Anderson Valley beers, especially the boozier and more unique ones. I originally wrote down 12 ounces, but I think it was actual 10 ounces. The “Sour Stout” label at Slater’s initially piqued my interest. After doing some research, found out it was a “unique beer is made by souring our Barney Flats Oatmeal stout in wild turkey bourbon barrels for up to 18 months. The acidic and fruity profile is reminiscent of cherry cordials and chocolate cake.” Jeez, Sour Stout is right, but reviewing this as an American Wild Ale.

Poured a dark brown, murky color with two fingers of frothy, tan lacing when I got it. Did not notice any bubbles. Very good spotty lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled sour mostly (Slater’s calls this a Sour Stout) compared to stout. Got bourbon, sour cherry - much better than Alpine’s Dark Elixir, tart cherry and light chocolate. Like cherry chocolate candy. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted a nice mix of sour cherry and boozy bourbon. Also chocolate, chocolate covered cherry shell, tart cherry, oakiness and light wood. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Oaky, sour finish. (Feel - 4.00)

I really liked this one. Much better than Alpine’s Dark Elixir, the only other comparison I could think of off the top of my head. Would have it again for sure. (Taste - 3.75)

3.84 | 86 | B+

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Featherleggy Bulrusher from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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