The Red Messenger
Reaver Beach Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #947
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,328
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Chris-Topher from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid sour red... color is spot on, and the flavor is there. Really nice bright apple aroma and a bit of pear/grape, as well. It is definitely a sour, but there is an underlying malt backbone that's quite nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp.

Jul 31, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good sour!!!! As good as some Belgians....and from a local Tidewater VA brewery too!!!!! Poured from a bomber into a flute glass. Beautiful, mostly clear amber color and a small antique white head, very bubbly and fast fading. Lacing is minimal. Aroma and flavor include light fruit (apples and pears) and plenty of Belgian and wild yeast. The sourness level is high but not off-putting. Compares very favorably with Belgian sours. Mouthfeel is crisp, and tart/sour. Rich enough for the style. THis one is worth seeking out. I will be looking for more from this brewery, possibly growlers from Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach.

Jun 01, 2017
The Red Messenger from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 11 ratings