Tempranillo Barrel Aged Cherry La Bestia | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

3 Ratings

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jamescain on 10-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeerZack
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark, murky brown color, no head.

Smells like black cherry soda. Gets a little more cherry tootsie-pop as it warns, but very spicy artificial black cherry throughout.

Tastes very much like it smells. There's a bit of astringency mid palate that kinda muddles flavor development, but does serve to give a drying impression on the finish. Not much lingering besides a slight woody bitterness... and maybe a bit of soapiness?

Overall, this one is pretty drinkable and very pleasant if you like black cherry soda.

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Photo of jamescain
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Dark murky brownish-red with a thin tan head that quickly disperses into a thin ring around the center with patchy lacing.

Aroma: Wow Tempranillo! It's hard to tell that there is a beer in my glass because it smells so much like the wine barrel. I would prefer that aroma to be less aggressive. A touch of cherry is peaking through but it is mostly candy cherry aroma. Vanilla and oak mixed with Cinnamon and other spices from the wine.

Taste: Again mostly Tempranillo flavor with a hint of sweet cherry. Spicy with a slight tartness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with low carbonation and a tannic mouthfeel from the grapes and barrels.

Overall: I had high hopes for this beer the the Tempranillo over powers everything. Luckily I like this wine varietal or else it would be a drain pour.

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Tempranillo Barrel Aged Cherry La Bestia from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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