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Wise Guise | The Rare Barrel

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Red sour beer aged in oak barrels with raspberry.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,092
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
228
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
50
Trade:
6
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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.57/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BerryKumquat
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to WestCoastBeerDude for sending this bottle! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from the 750mL bottle into an El Catador teku glass. 2016 vintage bottle, consumed 10/5/17.

A: Hazy reddish brown, with a thin white head that fades away quickly. Relatively low amount of visible carbonation after the initial blush fades away.

S: Nicely funky, with a lactic and vinous tartness but without even approaching vinegary. Some feet and acid and mustiness. Oak and barrel contributes to the vinous feel. Some biscuit malts. Modestly tart fruity berries, but the acid and the oak are the stars on the nose.

T: Malic and lactic sour, with tart cherries and raspberries. Mild citric acid, barrel and oak tannins. Funk with barnyard and feet. Biscuit malts that have just a bit of mild caramelized toast. Big tannic and malic sour presence in the middle. Milder vanilla from the oak. More tart raspberries balanced with the sourness at the swallow and in the hang.

M: Medium-bodied to maybe just a little heavy than usual for an American sour. Average carbonation sensation, and the alcohol seems maybe a bit heavy-handed for style but stays integrated.

O: I don’t think I could drink it all night, and I’m not even sure I could take down a bottle solo. It’s pretty acidic. But quite enjoyable. Fresh tart raspberries play nicely with the big malic sour cherries and oak. It's certainly worth a drink, though I couldn’t rate it among my favorite Rare Barrels, nor fruited sours in general.

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Photo of npachl
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Panda_Rock
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of XxthaDoggxX
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophazzard
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frosty11161
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tart n delish, Raspberry shines with mild wood in the finish. Tasty!

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wise Guise from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 228 ratings