Skully Barrel 46 | Paradox Beer Company

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3.91 w/ 7 ratings

Brewed by:
Paradox Beer Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by russpowell on 01-14-2017

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 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. Definitely one of the best from them.

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Photo of BlakeAM
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dromines78
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

aka oso frambuesa, a sour brown ale in wine barrels with raspberries, its its mighty tasty, each time i have a recent release from these guys i have to appreciate how far they have come. this is exceptionally good, with a nice rich brown ale chocolate malt base, it almost takes on a desserty quality with the raspberries, chocolate abounds, and even with the sourness, this ends up being sweet and fancy in a good way. the sourness is moderate, not much more acidic than some wines, and that aspect shines here. rarely seen, at least in my experience, in a context with this amount of chocolate malt, which i think is a great feature of this, its a brown ale through and through. some lemon notes in the sour profile accentuates the raspberries, with do their two faced tart and sweet thing nicely here. body isnt too heavy to be drinkable, but it has a little more structure than some others from them, maybe taken some heft on from the wood, this seems to have a nice earthy low end. the fruit lingers long in the finish which i love, somehow really fresh even though the barrel notes. overall a great beer, still expensive, but different and delicious!

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Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opens with a timid pop; pours caramel color with minimal & fastfalling tan head. No head retention or lacing

S: Raspberry & cherry

T: Follows the, oaky dryness, tartness from berries up front. Berry sweetness picks up as this warms with sourness/tartness countering it along with oaky dryness, slight figgy notes underneath as well. Choke cherry, rapsberry tartness along with oaky dryness in the finish

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, a little warming

Nice take on the style, but not one I would revisit

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Skully Barrel 46 from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 7 ratings
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