1 Ton Of... Blackcurrant
To Øl

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,090
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,638
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.98%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
33
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To Øl
 
Denmark
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Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: 1000kg of Blackcurrant per 1000L water.
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Photo of biiru_ojisan
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a pink and very rocky head. Some bit of white around the top of the foam as well. The beer itself is a deep purple-red color and is all but opaque.

The blackcurrant smell of this is STRONG. A bit of a phenolic spicieness hiding in there. Some light notes of funk. Really just overwhelmingly blackcurrant.

The flavor is tart blackcurrant, that turns to a fruit leather as the sip goes through your mouth. There isn't too much sweetness here, as the tartness and tanic dryness strip the sweetness as you drink. Some hints of funk are peppered throughout. I'm getting a slightly harsh alcohol note, but it blends with the tartness well enough to not be too distracting.

The mouthfeel is just north of medium bodied. The carbonation is prickly and a bit north of medium bodied. There is some alcohol warmth, which is to be expected for a 7% beer.

Overall, this is an enjoyable beer. It would be improved if there wasn't that harshness hanging out towards the end. It's definently nothing to pour out though. If you really dig the flavor of blackcurrant, definenltly pick up a can of this. It would probably make a pretty good beer float, if you have some vanilla ice cream on hand.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

what an interesting beer. i know of know what i am getting with these guys now, but here we just have a really unique specimen, the first i have seen in this apparent series, but it has me stoked for whatever fruit versions come next. the color is absurd really, more like a melted black raspberry ice cream than a beer, with that kind of molten viscosity too, very little head after the initial pour from the can, not sure i have ever seen a beer this shade before, despite the popularity of currants in brewing now, this is ridiculous looking. it smells like concentrated juice, like pure cranberry or something that you have to mix with water to make it drinkable, the 100% pomegranate or whatever. some sourness too, doesnt smell wild at all despite its listing here. sharp fruit flavor right away, tannic on my teeth and tongue, oddly drying for how forward the fruit is, pithy almost, and at least as tart and bitter astringent as it is sweet. i dont get very much beer to this though, the sourness is moderate, clean, lactic, and one dimensional, and the grain base provides some serious body but not a ton of flavor, wheat based if i had to guess, but i cant appreciate that much in the taste. there is a hoppiness here too, almost dry hopped, which would be an odd recipe decision, but thats what i get here, lemony and complimentary in a fruity way. this is all currant, a concentrated but natural expression of them, maybe a little bit to the point of absurdity and at the expense of the base beer, but it tastes good and it is unique in this way. i love these guys.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purple to pink in color with a half inch of tightly knit pink head. The aroma is red wine and black currants. This is packed with the taste of black currants and tart purple grapes. The mouth is sticky, chewy, and sugary sweet.

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Photo of Tone
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy maroon color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong currant, slight salt, and a hint of bacterial funk. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness and tartness. Tastes of strong currant, slight salt, slight earthiness, slight sweet malt, hint of wine, and a hint of bacterial funk. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best thing about this is the appearance, a nice deep almost blood red beer with a huge fluffy pink head that sticks around forever it seems. Thick lacing throughout and a nice foam cap across the top, down to the last little bit. Smells like, well obviously black currants. Nice mix of maltiness keeps those currants in check both in aroma and flavor, though the drink still ends up mostly one note. That one note is damn good though. Coats your mouth for a while, has a nice bit of carbonation and then leaves you with the hint of currants. Fantastic brew.

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Photo of darktronica
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A stunning looker, with opaque blood red liquid capped by half a finger of frothy pink foam that leaves a new layer of lacing with every sip. Smells delightful, like a nice currant squash. No hint of the 7% abv, no hint of hops... this is all tart, full-bodied juice. Largely fruit flavors, but as the beer starts to warm, some other complexities emerge from whichever strains of bacteria or yeast were applied for souring; I would assume some brett from the funk and straw that lies underneath the fruity tartness and tannins. Generally well-executed, but something is off on the finish that gives it away as kettle-soured rather than having been given proper time.

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Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml can into tulip glass, best before 10/11/2018. Pours opaque ruby red/purple color with a 2 finger dense and rocky pink head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin, cherry, berries, lemon, raisin, plum, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, bread dough, light leather/musty funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, black currants, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin, cherry, berries, lemon, raisin, plum, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, bread dough, light leather/musty funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light yeast/fruit tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin, cherry, berries, lemon, raisin, plum, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, bread dough, light leather/musty funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, black currants, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour/wild ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, black currants, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, never overly lactic. Insanely jammy currants with balanced Brett/Lacto complexity; and a great bready malt backbone against acidity. Reminds me of Schramm's Black Agnes a lot, the currant presence is nearly the same level. A highly amazing offering.

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Photo of bobv
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a one and a 1/2 inch pink head over a deep red body with some very nice lacing. Head sticks around in a fairly big clump in the middle and on the inside of the glass. Nose of currants, some funk, and hay. Wonderful flavor of tart currants with a bit of sweetness bringing it all in for a very enjoyable experience. Wow! Very nice feel and overall, one of the best canned sours I've ever had. Yummy!

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Photo of the_brew_man
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful red-violet color that glows and retains head. Smells like dark tropical fruit and deep citrus, kind of like hibiscus and blackberry but more citrusy. Very juicy and smooth. Amazing balance between sour/tartness and dark berry flavor. Leaves an amazing taste that doesn't let you sit on it. Definitely one of the best underrated sours out there that does not need hype to prove its quality. It beat DFPF to me...

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Photo of Csmacimba
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark ruby red with a head reflecting a lighter tint of the same color as the body. Thick and slightly foamy with good head retention.

Aroma of stinging currant/dark berry as expected from its color. Low pH is picked up by lingering berry spices which give this beer a unique aroma that fill the nostrils almost instantly.

Tastes just like it smells; tart, with a modest sour deep berry fruitiness that smooths out with it’s texture across the palate. The tartness fades to accentuate its berry spices which slowly fade as it goes down. A slight lingering sweetness persists throughout sips.

What really gives this beer a unique character is it’s feel. It almost feels like the type of silky texture that both vanilla and milk sugar create but slightly different. The carbonation and thickness spread the flavors smoothly and evenly across the palate which is unusual at this acidity. Definitely a highly recommended experience.

This beer is marvelous; the expertise required to craft such an astounding beer truly pushes the boundaries of ale brewing and sets a new standard in the world. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rudzud
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Julio's and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice hazy dark purple ruby hue with a one finger pink head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of herbal notes, cheesy funk. Light malt sweetness, super lackluster.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with decent funk. Decent tartness, nice black currant flavour, good jammy berries. Finish is lingering berries.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, medium bodied.

O - Overall this was a rather confusing beer. The nose was pretty poor, but there was nice berry notes on the taste.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud
Big pillowy pinkish head thick lacing, murky purple color

Nose some herbal fruit, just a touch of tart black currant, funky creamy lacto like thing, cheesy funk,

Taste sour berry, like currant but the poisonous kind, tart funky cheesy funk, inky berry mush like soured naturally in the bush, herbal notes and a bit flemmy finish little bitter tannic seed

Mouth is med bod but chewy juicy fruit decent carb a little light though

Overall eh, nose was boring, taste was better but still not great

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1 Ton Of... Blackcurrant from To Øl
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 33 ratings