Tiphareth | TRVE Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
TRVE Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Red Ale

Added by Jason on 04-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 28
Photo of Dan_Inreallife
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 5 - 375ml bottle poured into a wine taster.

A: Amer in color with bright ruby edges, thin white head that fades almost immediately, leaving no collar or lacing.
S: Acidity and subtle funk, lots of cranberry and cherry with notes of tart granny smith apple.
T: Almost exactly what the aroma would lead you to expect - sour cranberries, sweet cherries, tart apples, lactic acid tartness, some funk/wood/spice/rye underneath.
M: Crisp and light bodied with accentuating carbonation.
O: Very solid offering and a great example of a sour red.

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Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 375 ml bottle (Batch 5) to a teku glass.

A-My pour produces a short head with very little retention. The foam is off-white and the beer is reddish amber in color. I can see a few bubbles in there. No lacing on the glass.

S-The smell is quite tart with a nice lactic flavor and moderate amount of funk. It smells musty with vinegar notes, some cranberry, and a bit of pepper.

T-The taste is less tart than the smell would lead you to believe. There is some white vinegar sourness, but the beer is more damp and earthy than outright sour. I taste cranberry, apple cider, and a bit of cherry.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a very mild level of carbonation.

O-This is a good beer but not a great one. My notes say "interesting" but I can't pick out one thing about this beer that makes it better than others in the same category. Ho hum, I guess. (Maybe I'm just spoiled by the amount of good sour beer that is available these days?)

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good heavy pours produces a large head, which disappears completely. vigorous swirling fails to produce much. The beer is a nice rustic red, a bit turbid.

Aroma has slight hints of cherry and red apple. Some sourness. A few spices here and there

While the flavor isn't bad, it just isn't full. Thin cherry and sweet bread. Lackluster flavor for an awesome label! Is this aged in barrels? I got nothing from barrels

A dry finish with some sourness...perhaps more tart than sour, though

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Photo of denver10
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dirty red with an off white head. Aroma is sweet & sour; caramel, bready, candy, a touch roasty, and a little funk. Flavor follows suit, with a bit more mouth puckering sourness than I expected from the aroma. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, another great beer from TRVE.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

batch two just launched of this sour red, this time in bourbon barrels. pours more pink than red, flat looking too, basically no head on it, some haze. the nose is real sour, tart lactic acidity and brett too, and the bourbon barrel influence is enormous. i get some char along with some tart cherry too. the flavor starts out with a huge dose of sourness, insane really, jawline intensity, but it mellows towards the finish. i think the malt bill and flavor may be a bit light. it doesnt quite come across as a red ale, but more of an under flavored pale as far as grain is concerned. the wild yeasts and bugs that ferment this thing are its real assets. so sour,so dry, long mouth watering fruity finish mellowed by oak. its really nice in that regard. it could use a little more carbonation and body, but i like how different it is from everything else thats out there. definitely no a flanders red type, a whole new take on this style. not my favorite of the trve sours, but certainly another great one.

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Tiphareth from TRVE Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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