Skully Barrel No. 35
Paradox Beer Company

Skully Barrel No. 35Skully Barrel No. 35
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 6.77%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
From:
Paradox Beer Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Skully Barrel No. 35Skully Barrel No. 35
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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle
Bottle Conditioned

Poured into a chalice a very nice slightly cloudy reddish/pinkish color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger foamy/creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice small islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice grapefruit notes, slightly oaky. The taste is very nice, malty, bitter/sour, yeasty, real nice funkyness, very nice grapefruit, with some oak. Medium body, very nice bitter/dry finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

salted plum wild beer, cool stuff. one thing i have to say is that over the years these guys have very obviously worked out their wild beers, the profile of their fermenting agents has gone from cheesy and brutally acidic and downright sweaty and gross to clean and funky at the same time with a nice bit of acidity, really much improved over time, thats the best thing about this, its been awhile since ive had a paradox beer, and this is just at an entirely higher level of quality than they were at a year or two ago. salted plum is a cool idea and a cool ingredient, and this is definitely more sweet than salty, but its a great flavor in an otherwise pretty simple wild beer. notes of red wine and some oak tannins here, the sweet concentrated almost raisin-like property of the plums, and a great yeast profile with fairly prominent sourness but some cool bretty funk too, i could use more of the plum, but its still plenty prominent, its just interesting enough tht want more of it. nice and dry in the end after the fruity middle, and some fresh wheat flavor in the base. really well dialed in with a tricky ingredient and definitely gives me a great appreciation of these guys. its been awhile, and this is a good one.

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Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a nice looking orange/yellow, cloudy, with a small head, but a good amount of soapy cling. Smell is sour, tart, plums, yeast, malt, some grapes, a little black pepper in the head on the pour. The taste is sour up front, mellower on the finish. Plums, a little wine, oak, white grapes, a little lemon, tart throughout. Very nice. Smooth, good body, the taste lingers.

Think this is my favorite of the four Skully's I've had. Great balance in not letting the sour and tartness bury the the great flavor from the plums.

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Photo of AnotherBrick00
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not really much happening here. Its not a bad brew, there just isn't a whole lot of really interesting flavors. Almost as if the salt muted the fun funky organisms... The lingering salted plum flavor, very reminiscent of actual salted plums is the highlight. A slightly cloudy golden color. No head. Medium carbonation. Good but not exciting.

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Skully Barrel No. 35 from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 17 ratings