Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45 | Paradox Beer Company

Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45
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Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45

Brewed by:
Paradox Beer Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ealanjones on 12-28-2016

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of PSU_Mike
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
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 melon/grapefruit notes, slightly oaky. The taste is very nice, malty, bitter/sour, yeasty, real nice funkyness, very nice melon/grapefruit, with some oak. Medium body, very nice bitter/dry finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew. Definitely one of the best from them.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy light golden pour with a minimal white head. Strong sour fruit aroma. Taste is salty (as advertised) with a big watermelon jolly rancher-type flavor. Can also taste a bit of oak. Finishes wet and sweet.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of msumike89
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle from Craft Beer Factory (Marietta, GA). 13.49. 2016 release. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours an opaque, muted peach orange with a few crackles of froth that disappear almost immediately. Neither retention nor lace remain after that initial sparce foam recedes.

Smells of, appropriately enough, sour salted melons. The nose is rounded out by some vague wine barrel, sweet grains and earth.

A pleasantly brutal sour punch of watermelon and cantaloupe rinds greets the palate upon each sip. Bolstering the abundant sour melon flavor are notes of sea salt, wet hay, light wine, wet barrel and earthy vanilla. No hint of the 8.2% abv.

Dull, medium body with pretty much zero carbonation. Sour salted melon rind is prevalent in the finish.

Aside from some personal preference differences over body and appearance Salty Melons is spot on. These guys make some mighty fine wild experiments. In the four or five months since I first tried their beer Paradox has quickly become a brewery from whom I watch for new releases on shelves.

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Salty Melons Skully Barrel No. 45 from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 8 ratings
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