Sourtooth Tiger
The Rare Barrel

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From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #486
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,119
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.49%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
194
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2022
Added:
Mar 28, 2014
Wants:
  42
Gots:
  24
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Rated: 3.89 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by impending from California

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BerryKumquat from California

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2019-09-15
750ml bottle poured into a pair of WABL glasses. Don't see a date on it, but there's an 18 under their logo that makes me think it's probably a 2018 bottle.

Pours clear golden with a small head sustained by a lot of carbonation. Smell is mild tartness and strong ginger.

Taste is tart and ginger -- makes me think very clearly of the pickled ginger that came with my dumplings the last time I ate at the Dough Zone.

Mouthfeel is light, clean, and effervescent. Overall, it's a good beer.
Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden body with some white lacing. Smell has that ginger with plenty of oak, but I also get orange, peach, lime, and slight funk. Taste I thought was executed to a deeper degree than the rest of the beer, everything is so intentional. Oak backing looms large, both in wood and sour pucker, ginger and citrus cut in wonderfully, leading to a finish of ginger, mango, lime, candied peach, lemon, orange, melon, hay, slight brett/barrel funk, and lingering acidity. Feel is sour, slightly acidic in the finish, and bright.
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by KensWorld from Florida

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice golden body with a soft opaqueness and a creamy off-white head of various-sized bubbles that leaves some uneven but strong lacing.

Not really getting any of the advertised ginger in the nose, and the barrel characteristics are extremely mild. Very crisp and cidery personality. Funky and sharp, citrusy with pleasant white grape and pear notes, herbal and grassy. Very solid, but not charting any new territory here. Would have really liked a noticeable ginger presence.

Flavors follow the nose, with a heavy crisp cider front end, followed by notes of pear, light citrus, white wine, some Brett personality, and a distinct but not abrasive funk. Definitely tart and funky but not sour, and very dry. Again, really only picking up the faintest of ginger notes, if any at all, and the only hint (for me) of barrel aging is the layered (but mild) complexity and hints of oak.

Well is well-carbonated, medium-light In feel, very dry, slightly puckering, and very refreshing.
May 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by jvillefan from California

Sep 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle on February 2, 2018. A golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with ginger. Fermented with a collection of microorganisms, this sour beer showcases a tame acidity to pair with a ginger bite.
Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by billab914 from Virginia

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by knicks19947 from New York

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2016 vintage bottle. The look is hazy golden color with minimal head! The smell is vanilla, vinous, oak, citrus, tobacco. The taste is more tart than those robust smells, but still good. The feel is light, dry, and effervescent! Overall a delicious sour
Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by Frosty11161 from California

Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by esimonoff from California

May 29, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light gold topped by a finger and a half of dense white head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of lots of ginger with some hints of sourness. Touch of oak and funk as well.
T: Taste is some nice and bright tartness up front with some ginger spice to provide some balance along with a hint of funky oak. There is a hint of cracker like pale malt from time to time as well. Ginger is really the star of the show and complements the acidity well. Swallow is more ginger, a little funk and oak with some light lingering sourness.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with effervescent carbonation that does not reach the point of being prickly and a drying finish from the acidity.
O: I was not sure how this beer would be but it has some nice flavors and complexity. Ginger sounds odd at first but The Rare Barrel made it work. Definitely one to try if you don't mind flavors that are pretty far outside of the box in your beer.
May 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Viperman1316 from Indiana

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Kurmaraja from California

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by kbgratz from Texas

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by Brewery_Decimal_System from Texas

May 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straw yellow in color with a hazy complexion and a fingernail of dishwater white on top. The aroma is pear, green apple, ginger, and some tropical funk. The taste is a burst of tropical fruit with mango, pear, green apple, pineapple, and a restrained amount of ginger (which is so easy to overdo). The mouth is highly carbonated, dry, and crisp.
May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by dsshuck from Delaware

Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by gspeer711 from California

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by ystazi from Illinois

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by xt0n1cx from Virginia

Jan 01, 2017
Sourtooth Tiger from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 194 ratings