Black Celebration | 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black Celebration is a dark mixed culture ale aged on over 3.2 pounds of Colorado-grown sweet cherries per gallon of beer. Immense flavors of dark chocolate and cherries combine with a medium acidity and velvety carbonation to create the perfect beer for your winter solstice celebrations. Crimson bordering on black with an incredibly metal pink head. 6.8% ABV.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Photo of zonker17
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour to tulip, black with red hue, small dark red head fades to ring. Nose is more chocolate malt than fruit. Taste is more balance between the malt and cherry, and the cherry is tart but not too tart.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours no head, no lace. Red/black color, no highlights. Some carbonation and medium bodied. Tart cherry nose and taste follows - tart cherry, no chocolate. Seriously expensive and not worth it at $13.95 for a 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear purplish black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and slightly stronger than moderate amounts of crimson red highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy pinkish beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of slightly sweet/slightly tart cherries. There are also light to moderate flavors of dark chocolate, lemon citrus, and a hint of earthy funkiness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of cereal grain malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of rich dark chocolate and strong flavors of slightly sweet/slightly tart cherries. Just a hint of lemon citrus tartness and a hint of earthy funkiness. Light amounts of lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness (which increases slightly as the beer warms up).

O: Very enjoyable, tart but not overly sour or funky. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a low enough amount of acidity to make it easy to have more than one.

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Photo of beergoot
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Blood red body with an alka-seltzer head -- fizzed up quickly and just as rapidly disappeared, completely, only to mysteriously reappear after a few minutes as a wispy, pinkish head. A decent aroma combining delicate doses of wild ale funk, sweet cherries and some bread crust. Nice tangy, sour flavor; fermented cherries. Heavy body; smooth and lush on the palate; tart, juicy yet dry overall.

The beer has excellent color but no significant head while the aroma is low key yet enticing. The taste and mouthfeel are top-notch. There is a nice, balanced blend to the flavors and mouthfeel. The beer delivers a very wine-like experience, vinous with tannic characteristics. Good stuff overall...

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Black Celebration from TRVE Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 13 ratings