J.R.E.A.M. - Apricot Raspberry
Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
4.27 | pDev: 8.2%
Aug 30, 2019
Aug 22, 2017
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Rated: 4.34 by virinow from New York

Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Traded for this ages ago but not sure when as there wasn't anything legible written on the bottom of the can. I've had a few of Burley Oak's beers in the Other Half line over the years but this was the first one that I was able to pour out and review here at home. Sure, if you like apricot and raspberry, then this would be up your alley, but it felt just a bit too gimmicky for me to rate any higher. On a summer night such as this, I found it refreshing as it easily hit the spot...

As expected, the hue of this beer was a blood orange mix of the apricot and raspberry that was quite muted in appearance. A boisterous, lively topping of bubbles capped this off but it settled just as fast as I poured it out of the can! That was a indicator of the lacing, which was completely nonexistent as I sipped this, and the sediment at the bottom of the liquid was also nearly impossible to detect. Tart and syrupy, the nose had fruit in it with mild hints of lactose sweetness as well as the taste picked up from where that left off as this felt quite fresh and lively throughout! Nicely slick and a bit too thick for me, this was a bit too thick but certainly enjoyable enough down to the last sip!

The low amount of alcohol in this only added to this beer's ease of enjoyment as it didn't take long for me to finish this off. Like the Milkshake beers from Tired Hands, any of the J.R.E.A.M. offerings from Burley Oak should almost be placed into a category of it's own. If you like Wild Ales that equally could be considered a Fruit / Vegetable beer, then seek this out! This was a lot of fun to have...
Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by rcjennings from Ohio

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by kpj104 from Virginia

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Pbarg from Florida

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.7 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by BEEPOP from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Masonz223 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: Jammy red, with two fingers off light pink head. It looks like wine. It's a gorgeous looking beer.

Smell: Tart jammy Raspberry, tart cherry candy, cranberries, fresh apricot, a hint of barnyard, like dry straw. It smells like tart fruit juice. It's a 5 on the nose, my mouths watering!

Taste: Wow! This is sour. Your taste buds are immediately attacked by sour candy. It's like bitting into a warhead. Upfront it's just straight up sour Raspberry and cherries, it transitions to the mid palate where you pick up some of that apricot while that Raspberry and cherry turn more into a jammy like flavor giving some sweetness to mix with the intense sourness of the beer. You also get this nice underlining crackeryness coming through. In the finish you get a little bit of a vinegar flavor showing its self as well as some of that barnyard, dry hay flavor I picked up on the nose. Also get more complex berry notes, it's like cranberry juice. The aftertaste is a mix of sour and jammy Raspberry along with fresh apricot. The flavor is nothing short of spectacular!

Feel: Medium body, perfect amount of carbonation. The beer drys out pretty fast as well. The mouthfeel is perfect for the ABV and style.

Overall: If this isn't a 5/5 I don't know what is. This is one of the most sour beers I've ever had, while still having a lot of complexity to it. This is incredible!
Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by GoatmanBrewsMD from Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Teku glass from the can release (9/23/17)

Appearance: A very pale red almost pink with minimal head that quickly fades. The beer is opaque due to the 3lbs of fruit per gallon.

Aroma: Apricot aroma is subtle, very raspberry forward. Smells like a bushel of raspberries was crushed in my glass. Mild hints of sourness can be detected.

Taste: Tons of raspberry flavor with a bit of perceived sweetness from the lactose and a sour finish. Very complex flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated with a full body.

Overall: A nice addition to the J.R.E.A.M. Series. At 4.8% its very easy to have a couple. Its a refreshing beverage.
Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 4.68 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by Big_V from Maryland

Sep 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Not too strong of an apricot presence; this is definitely raspberry-forward. A good thing, as I do not like the floral aroma and flavor that I've noticed in apricot beers previously. Another delicious entry in the J.R.E.A.M. series.
Aug 22, 2017
J.R.E.A.M. - Apricot Raspberry from Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 30 ratings