Apropos Of Nothing
The Rare Barrel

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #139
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,346
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
187
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The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  51
Gots
  22
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with elderberries and lavender
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 187 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2017
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ronricorossi from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really interesting. A golden ale as a base, but you wouldn't guess it - the elderberries and lavender push it purple. Imagine drinking a lightly bittered dark-berry tea mixed with an unsweetened cranberry juice.

Dec 28, 2014
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Beer21 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 30, 2020
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BColton1 from Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2015
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 08, 2015
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HungarianCount from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 09, 2015
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deereless from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2016
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Beerenauslese from California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Oct 24, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 09, 2015
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drewone from California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Nov 13, 2014
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largadeer from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 17, 2014
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dar482 from New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 24, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A split with rudzud.

Pours pinkish lavender fizzy head that foams up nicely but fades fairly quickly, semi clear but darker ruby almost purple like brown color.

Nose from afar brings nice lavender, a fruity like berry elderberry or boisonberry, blueberry as well, fresh berry, then up close is sweet syrupy condensed fruit, jam, mild wild funk, and berry seed. Very slight cheesy funk as it warms.

Taste brings more sweet fruit, jammy fruit berry, boisonberry and blueberry as well as elderberry, nice sweet jammy pie filling. Light golden malt doughy flavor, little syrupy note, bready candy note, with nice mild funk level, sourness. Flemmy finish with lingering boisonberry, elderberry, and blueberry, mild tartness and faint funk decent sticky.

Mouth is med softer bod, decent carb, little flemmy.

Overall so much berry and nice tartness, very tasty and enjoyable, prob the best I've had so far from then.

Mar 21, 2015
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-04-30in Portland, OR at Apex on tap

Smells and tastes of lavender, eldeberry and Brett funk. Quite fruity. Mild-moderately sour. Light body and carbonation. Crisp and very refreshing.

Apr 30, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 20, 2015
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nmann08 from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 23, 2015
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TWStandley from Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 21, 2015
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Bakeryboy1 from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 19, 2015
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 23, 2015
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chcfan from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Nov 19, 2014
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 12, 2016
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wethorseblanket from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Nov 12, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red body. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Very interesting. Floral. A light berry aroma. The lavender lends a bit of sweetness.

Taste - Berry flavor more pronounced. Moderate tartness. Floral flavors don't translate quite as well, but they add an interest component.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Pleasant sourness.

Overall - Probably the best Rare Barrel beer I've had. Love the floral components.

Mar 17, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -7%

Nov 11, 2014
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cletusdog from California

4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 02, 2015
Apropos Of Nothing from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 187 ratings