Sirius Black
The Rare Barrel

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The Rare Barrel
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.06 | pDev: 7.64%
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 20, 2013
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4 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 15, 2016
3.58 by IrishColonial from Texas on Dec 06, 2015
4.31 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Oct 19, 2015
3.99 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2015
4.34 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2015
4.01 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2015
3.9 by Marco_Gtz from California on Jun 14, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

2014 vintage. Blend No. 008.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, berry, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid sour fruit qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Jun 02, 2015
3.83 by GRG1313 from California on May 31, 2015
4.07 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 30, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Split with rudzud.

Sirius black

Pours a light fizzy head, mostly clear golden apricot color.

Nose lots sour, nice funk, sour malts, lacto funk, some fruity tropical like and big stone fruit, golden blond, big buttery oak barrel like butterscotch, little musty, just a touch of generic berry but no blackberry.

Taste is very sour, ridiculously sour, big sour funk, nice lacto flemmy sour funk and acidic bite, mild genetic sour stone fruit, again no real blackberry though, golden sour blond. Sticky slight flemmy finish, nice lingering sour, again no blackberry, but nice big acidic bite.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little flemmy, nice acidity, bright carb.

Overall a nice golden sour blond but no blackberry unfortunately.

May 30, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a clear amber hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of pleasant golden ale, nice light stone fruit, super light blackberry. Some nice buttery oak.

T - Taste is light sour blonde, light stone fruit, soft light blackberry, little oak tannins. Butter notes have faded some, decent sour notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly flemmy, nice carbonation.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, however, there are no blackberries. A shame as this would be incredible with berry.

Serving type: bottle

May 28, 2015
4.1 by Juan611 from California on May 07, 2015
4.21 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 22, 2015
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3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange with a light reddish hue. Small white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Berry and some stone fruit. A little bit of oak. Pale malt.

Taste - Sour. Stone fruit. Pale malts and oak. Not as much berry. Maybe a little bit in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall - It's ok, but not very exciting or distinct. None of the flavors really dominate.

Mar 17, 2015
3.73 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Mar 16, 2015
4 by boredalready from Massachusetts on Mar 13, 2015
4 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2015
4 by Lare453 from Florida on Jan 11, 2015
3.99 by halo3one from Georgia on Jan 11, 2015
4.22 by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire on Dec 28, 2014
3.71 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Dec 23, 2014
4.25 by jschonert from Missouri on Dec 11, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
by Kurmaraja from California

Some funky aroma, good fruit in the middle, odd finish. Individually the parts are there they just don't harmonize. What a surprise to me that they nailed a vanilla and cinnamon sour (Home, Sour Home - one of my favorites of theirs), which sounds like it'd be a mess but was brilliant, but fell short on an oak barrel blackberry beer. Side by side with Nocturn Chrysalis, NC had a much brighter fruit flavor, color, and integration. No knock on Rare Barrel - they're still young - but this isn't one of their best offerings.

Dec 07, 2014
4 by wolf_switzer from California on Nov 26, 2014
3.75 by chcfan from California on Nov 19, 2014
4 by bvermilion from California on Nov 18, 2014
4 by EB1 from California on Nov 17, 2014
4.1 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Nov 16, 2014
4.25 by NRo from California on Nov 07, 2014
4 by Roze from New York on Nov 03, 2014
4.24 by markgugs from New Jersey on Nov 02, 2014
4.25 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio on Oct 24, 2014
4.25 by masterofsparks from Ohio on Oct 24, 2014
4.25 by Dicers from Colorado on Oct 19, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by pmarlowe from Virginia

2014 release. Tulip glass.

Pours a clear, burnt orange with a half finger of bright white, picture perfect head. Very good retention and some dots of lacing. Aroma is a blend of blackberry and medium-plus toast oak, orange/citrus, a touch of smoke and vanilla. Juicy blackberry, bright lemon zest, a touch of vanilla, finishing off dry with a mild puckering sensation. Soft, light carbonation and medium-light body, complementing the taste nicely. Overall, a really tasty, drinkable, light to moderately sour beer with balanced flavor.

Oct 15, 2014
4 by dkw0063 from Texas on Oct 08, 2014
4.3 by obiwan from California on Oct 08, 2014
4.5 by blabaer from California on Sep 28, 2014
4.25 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana on Sep 24, 2014
Sirius Black from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 70 ratings