Ensorcelled | The Rare Barrel

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4.34/5
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325 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Rare Barrel
California, United States
therarebarrel.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HaveUSeenMyCellar on 10-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#760
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
325
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
81
Trade:
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage bottling, blend #019. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge sour/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, cranberry, cherry, strawberry, lemon, orange, peach, plum, fig, pear, apricot, currant, red/green apple, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, cocoa, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty/lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark/bready malts, and oak barrel notes; with big strength. Taste of huge our/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, cranberry, cherry, strawberry, lemon, orange, peach, plum, fig, pear, apricot, currant, red/green apple, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, cocoa, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty/lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, cranberry, cherry, strawberry, lemon, orange, peach, plum, fig, pear, apricot, currant, red/green apple, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, brown sugar, toasted bread, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark/bready malts, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness frrom lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit, Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly acidic/tangy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.8%. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour red! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark/bready malts, and oak barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tennic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Insanely jammy raspberries with balanced Brett/Lacto complexity, dark/bready malts, and nice oak presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Best sour I have had from them so far.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with small beige head.
Aroma is straight raspberry jam, oak, balsamic, vinegar,
Taste is lots of raspberry but not as much the aroma, oak, little sour, dry.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ensorcelled from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 325 ratings