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Brewed by:
The Rare Barrel
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla bean.

Added by pmarlowe on 02-25-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
371
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
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131
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

wow...I mean WOW! aside from looking amazing, this smells unreal...vanilla cinnamon golden sour with peaches! I heard it is aged in map of the sun barrels? slam dunk homerun simply amazing blend of flavors. so great. possibly the best rare barrel I have tried to date. if I had to find a flaw, and it is hardly a flaw...but the finish is a hint dry. super awesome...this beer should be called peaches and cream

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

- 2015 vintage
- 750mL bottle poured into white wine glass on 11-Jul-15

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Photo of Stevedore
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a wine glass.

Poured a slightly hazy, straw-yellow body with an orange hue. Two finger white head, good retention. Wispy lacing. It looks a fair bit like the other Rare Barrel sours I've had. Smells of oak, sweet malt, a bit of leather, moderate vinegar, stone fruit, a hint of raw vanilla bean. Not so much cinnamon on the nose; but on the flavour, it pops out quite a bit, but not overwhelmingly so. It's on the sweeter side, not sugary but more of a stone fruited sweetness. Mild peach skin, oak, cinnamon, hint of raw vanilla adds a slight astringency that helps balance things out. It's delicious, moderately acetic. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, about right for the style, good carbonation, definitely easy to drink, very tasty. A nice sour with a bunch of different nuances to it that keeps it interesting. I enjoyed the cinnamon on the palate with the vanilla bean rounding things out.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Mangbus
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of AlexChillton
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tempest
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sour, tart, like a half-ripe peach. Hint of earthy vanilla bean. The aroma is more peach pie with a toasty crust. Bright, but finishes balanced with a touch of sweetness. Only a bit of barnyard to round out the sourness.

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