Skully Barrel No. 46: Osa Frambuesa | Paradox Beer Company

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Skully Barrel No. 46: Osa FrambuesaSkully Barrel No. 46: Osa Frambuesa

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:
Wild sour brown ale brewed with raspberries, aged in oak wine barrels.

Added by russpowell on 01-14-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep mahogany topped by a finger of dense light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of sourness and funk with some wine barrels and raspberries.
T: Taste is huge pucker up front with loads of juicy raspberries, some wine barrel and some nice funk. Swallow is more juicy raspberries, lingering sourness, funk and a little bit of wood along with a hint of vanilla. Slight caramel sweetness at times as well.
M: This beer is fairly light on body with carbonation that is fairly effervescent but not prickly. The acidity of this beer gives it a very dry finish which is expected.
O: Overall this is a pretty solid fruited sour beer. It has some great raspberry flavors with some nice supporting flavors. Sourness is pretty strong but not overwhelming. I'd call this one fairly well balanced. It's worth a try if you can find it or they remake it.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours dark red with not much of a head. The aroma is faintly fruity, with some cooked raspberries coming through but not as much as I would expect. The taste is fairly sour and acidic. Light body

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. 2016 release. Served in my trusty Phish snifter.

Pours a virtually opaque, orange-tinted chestnut brown with a rapidly whithering sand hued head. Within a minute of pouring only a couple small islands and narrow brim remain.

The inviting nose has plenty of raspberry pulp up front. Sour bread, funky wet wood, wine and chocolate.

A strong, sour blast of flavor hits the palate with every sip. Super tart raspberry jam, wine, acidic citrus, earthy funky wet wood and some vague chocolate. Somehow lacks any booze presence whatsoever and goes down quite easily.

Smoothly chalky, medium full feel with sizzly carbonation that quickly dissolves. Sour, lingering aftertaste of wine-laced raspberry purée with dashes of chocolate and wet oak.

Osa Frambuesa immediately finds a place as one of my favorites from Paradox. Amazing raspberry, assertively sour and all around excellent. I'll be buying more for sure.

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Photo of djrn2
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Muddy burgundy with an off-white, almost pink collar.

Smell is cherry, toasty caramel and butterscotch.

This tastes quite sour of cherry, with toasted graham that is rounding, and a dry finish.

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Photo of junaman
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dromines78
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +4%
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 -6%
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 No. 46: Osa Frambuesa from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 15 ratings