Sourtooth Tiger
The Rare Barrel

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From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #565
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,042
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.49%
Ratings:
194
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2022
Added:
Mar 28, 2014
Wants:
  42
Gots:
  25
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Ratings by charlesjwinkler:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
by charlesjwinkler from Illinois

Mar 29, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
3.89 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2022
 
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.16 by impending from California on Feb 17, 2020
 
4.02 by Taybeh from Minnesota on Jan 10, 2020
 
4 by BerryKumquat from California on Dec 24, 2019
 
4.31 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 06, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

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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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

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
 
4.49 by KensWorld from Florida on Jul 28, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

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
 
4.18 by jvillefan from California on Sep 22, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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
 
4.23 by jschott75 from Illinois on Oct 30, 2017
 
4.06 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Sep 19, 2017
 
3.73 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 11, 2017
 
4.44 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2017
 
3.77 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2017
 
3.87 by billab914 from Virginia on Jul 31, 2017
 
3.75 by knicks19947 from New York on Jul 24, 2017
 
3.94 by Jhfinn from New York on Jul 19, 2017
 
4.04 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Jul 09, 2017
 
4.4 by tbryan5 from Louisiana on Jul 05, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

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
 
4.32 by Frosty11161 from California on Jun 12, 2017
 
4.46 by esimonoff from California on May 29, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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
 
4.19 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on May 16, 2017
 
4.04 by Kurmaraja from California on May 15, 2017
 
4.31 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on May 07, 2017
 
4.1 by kbgratz from Texas on May 07, 2017
 
4.14 by Brewery_Decimal_System from Texas on May 07, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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
 
4.16 by dsshuck from Delaware on Apr 16, 2017
 
3.78 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2017
 
4.16 by gspeer711 from California on Feb 22, 2017
 
3.96 by 22Blue from Kansas on Feb 13, 2017
 
3.85 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2017
 
4.45 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jan 17, 2017
 
4.19 by ystazi from Illinois on Jan 14, 2017
Sourtooth Tiger from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 194 ratings