Outlaw Red Wine Barrel Aged Farmhouse | Blue Blood Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Blood Brewery
Nebraska, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TreyIsWilson on 11-16-2015

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Hellpop65
2.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Undrinkable. Absolutely no carbonation. Can I have my $14 back?

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy gold with zero head. Scent is one of the more pleasant aspects of the beer, very clean and tart. Mouthfeel is one of the worst I've ever experienced in a beer: it was nearly completely devoid of carbonation. Red wine hint with slight funk and sourness in the taste, but nothing notable.

This is easily the worst sour I have ever had. I was originally drawn by the creative label and (at the time) not-too-outrageous $15 asking price. I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what, but I'm very disappointed I chose this over classics such as Odell Friek and arguably the greatest sour currently available, Bretta Rosè. I won't be buying anything from this brewery again.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treycotton
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i was originally skeptical of an operation set up and run by cops, i mean, has to be a trap right? but it turns out they cant be all bad, at least entirely, because they have produced this exceptional ale (and many others as well)! a somewhat wild saison type aged in red wine barrels, and its interesting and tasty. very low abv for something in a barrel too, but the red wine character in this is strong, must have been first use barrels, its fruity and tannic, with a little bit of tartness but no real acidity. some funk there for sure, not sure if this went weird in the barrel or if they had a brett pitch beforehand, but its the right amount for what else is going on. slight hints of tart cherries, fresh wheat malt, and fairly mature yeasts. its funky but its clean too, very dry in the end, and perhaps most of all for a small brewery like this, the mouthfeel is great! extremely carbonated and very dry, with plenty of substance even in a lower alcohol beer. i was very pleased with this, and glad i got in on it. the packaging is beautiful too. way above expectations!

edit: better on tap than in the bottle, the wild yeasts seem a little off in the bottle and there is less wine, but its cool they used local wine barrels and its an interesting if subtle brew. tasty in both formats, but better on tap!

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Photo of megapyro6
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3 from Jan 2016. 750mL corked bottle poured into a tulip. Had a heck of a time getting the cork out. I ended up having to use a corkscrew.

Pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow/orange. Not much head. Light lacing.

Aroma is mild earthiness and a bit funky. A little tart. There's some light cherry or berry like fruit. Smells pretty inviting.

The taste is pretty complex but not in your face or overwhelming. It's full of earthiness with a little peppery phenolics. Some funk. It finishes a bit tart. There's a nice taste of tannnic fruity red wine in the background. I don't get much oak, but I like it the way it is. Everything mixes together pretty well. Goes down really well. As it warms it gets a bit more tannic and the red wine character comes out more.

Smooth on the palate. Not too heavy, not too light.

I really am enjoying this. It really refreshing and goes down well. It's complex enough to keep you interested, but balanced and restrained enough to keep going back for more. Finishing the 750 was not much of a challenge.

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Photo of stortore
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Batch #3, Jan 2016.

Pours a slightly rosy golden color, mostly clear, with not much of a head, even with a harder pour, some foamy lacing. Good amount of streaming bubbles. The smell is Belgian yeast, wine, light malt, some funk, a little straw. Taste leads with more wine than the nose, yeast, wine- more red wine like than the nose, malt, light lemon and straw, some spiciness, light bread, a little tart. Mostly smooth. decent body, appropriate level of carbonation.

The wine barrel is great, but it kind of dominates. Good flavor and aroma. Liked this, but it has a kind of high price point for what you get. If you're okay with that, it's worth a try.

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Photo of Al_M
4.89/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OmahaKF
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smell is red wine, cherry, and a hint of apple cider. Taste is grape juice and some general funkiness. There is a strong note of acetic acid and astringency that really detracts from the taste. The wine barrel characteristics are actually more prominent than the underlying "saison". Was hoping for more but overall a somewhat disappointing beer.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a two finger fizzy white head. The head dissapates quicky leaving some spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is oak, yeast, and light red wine.

T - The taste starts with some fruity red wine notes followed some funky yeast. Strong oak tannins finish oak the swallow and linger through the finish.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A very nice and refreshing Saison. The oak is very strong in the flavor but the light red wine notes balance everything nicely.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outlaw Red Wine Barrel Aged Farmhouse from Blue Blood Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 11 ratings