Consigliere
The Rare Barrel

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From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
4%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.71%
Ratings:
114
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 06, 2017
Added:
Mar 15, 2014
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  11
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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4.04 by psychgawsple from Oregon on Aug 06, 2017
 
4.03 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Jan 02, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

This is one of their dark sours. Pours, auburnish brown, not overly viscous. Small lighter brown head, 1/3". Aroma of lactic sour, mild roasted malt.

Taste, hey this tastes a lot like Tart of Darkness, that is a good thing. Not quite as sour or as acidic as Tart of Darkness though. The oak doesn't come out as much, isn't quite as dry, but still very good. No discernable fruit to describe this one with, lemon I guess, but the base beer doesn't seem to make you think lemons given its color.

I liked this one. Only problem is I get ToD for around $20, so I don't know how this fits into being a repeat purchase.

Dec 28, 2016
 
4.1 by CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 28, 2015
 
4 by fureousangel from California on Nov 01, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

A quality, sessionable sour from The Rare Barrel. Nothing overly complex, just a nice sour beer with a fruit presence and barrel character.

This was an extra in a trade and an enjoyable one at that.

Oct 30, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Kword55 from New Jersey

Another impressive sour from Rare Barrel, maybe even more so when you realize it's only 4%. Great mouthfeel, very tart.

Jul 05, 2015
 
3.52 by kiki3drt292 from California on Jul 02, 2015
 
3.95 by James_Michaud91 from California on Jul 02, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Split with rudzud

Pours light fizzy 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly hints of lacing, semi clear, dark ruby maroon brown.

Nose tart mild fruit, darker fig like fruit, generic tart sour fruit, mild vanilla barrel notes, a tart cranberry like, little acidic note, funk like.

Taste brings mild sweetness, very tart fruit, sour like, cranberry and tart berry fruit, sticky flemmy sour funk, sticky malt, little syrupy, sour berry, mild funk, little acidity. Finish is sticky flemmy, nice tart sour funk and berry fruit lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy flemmy, decent carb, nice sour

Overall decent, nice sour fruit, very, tart funk, but not very drinkable and not great.

Jun 16, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear reddish chestnut hue, thin off white head fades to leave a thin halo.

S - Aromas of brown malts, light lemons, acidic, oak.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice lemons, brown malts, acidic, oak barrels, some apple skins, tannins.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, nicely crisp, quite acidic.

O - Overall this beer was decent. The brown malts kind of clash though with the wine elements.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 12, 2015
 
4.08 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jun 01, 2015
 
3.53 by largadeer from California on May 30, 2015
 
3.84 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 30, 2015
 
4 by thereal_adam from Texas on May 23, 2015
 
4.25 by Abbbp from Texas on May 21, 2015
 
4 by sirsteve42 from New York on May 21, 2015
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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cosmicevan from New York

thanks steve, enjoyed from a TB 004 taster. pours a shiny ruby thin head. nose is plastic burgandy sour. taste is really nice. red velvet beer. easy drinker mild pucker. worth checking out.

May 21, 2015
 
4.09 by IpeeA from Missouri on May 17, 2015
 
4 by threedaggers from Kentucky on May 03, 2015
 
4.49 by Lare453 from Florida on Mar 15, 2015
 
4.29 by halo3one from Georgia on Mar 11, 2015
 
4.15 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 11, 2015
 
3.79 by BeerOps from Illinois on Feb 22, 2015
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Feb 21, 2015
 
3.8 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Feb 19, 2015
 
4.1 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont on Feb 14, 2015
 
3.94 by Dicers from Colorado on Feb 05, 2015
 
4.5 by wolf_switzer from California on Jan 30, 2015
 
3.99 by kamikazeokami from Oregon on Jan 27, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber brown body. Ruby notes. White head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Musty. Brown malts. Nutty. Acidic and oaky.

Taste - Sour, kinda lemony. Brown malts and bit roasty. Lightly winey in the back end. Oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - This worked pretty well, despite the dark malts.

Jan 20, 2015
 
4.21 by Rado from California on Jan 17, 2015
 
3.87 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin on Jan 10, 2015
 
3.74 by DCLAguy11 from California on Dec 28, 2014
 
4.25 by _morandi_ from California on Dec 22, 2014
 
4.43 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 18, 2014
 
4.25 by Danimal25 from Illinois on Dec 15, 2014
 
4 by thebigredone from Wisconsin on Dec 14, 2014
 
4 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 14, 2014
Consigliere from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 114 ratings