Arrows Of Neon
The Rare Barrel

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The Rare Barrel
California, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #69
Ranked #8,789
4.06 | pDev: 7.64%
Dec 04, 2021
Jan 06, 2015
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Notes: Arrows of Neon is a Berkliner weisse aged in oak barrels with lemon peels and lime peels. This lightly tart and quite crushable sour displays bright notes of citrus zest and clocks in at a sessionable.
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4.14 by NorCalYeti from California on Dec 04, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by bobv from Vermont

2020 Vintage
12.7 ounce bottle.
6.0% abv.

Vigorous pour yields an 1 inch white head over a very bright and clear body with scant lacing.

Nose of lemon and lime.

Taste of lemon and lime with a slight citrus pith finish.

Good feel, but hoped for just a bit more fulfillment.

Overall, a quite tasty citrus sour bomb.


Oct 24, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BerryKumquat from California

L: A golden blonde ale color.
S: Lemon and lime zest.
T: Stronger herbaceous body with a clean citrus minty finish.
F: A citrus beer.
O: A very citruscy cleaner beer that soothes the taste pallet and the body.

Feb 14, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Another review from a trip to Rare Barrel after the dipa fest, February 2017. Was surprised this was a berliner weisse. Did not know when drinking it.

Pours a slightly darker SRM than I am used to for a berliner, this one leans close to amber in color. Thin white head, 1/5" deep. Has that 7up feeling to it, commensurate with the commercial tug job, this one does push plenty of lemon lime notes. Again, I don't get any funk notes from Rare Barrel, like ever. Its just a clean lacto sour power hour. Not really big on funky notes with a berliner weisse anyways. Its plenty acidic, like, I don't think you'll ever get scurvy drinking this beer. So much citric acid, but I'm also not some pussy who can't handle a little bit of acidity without making a big deal of it. Its a fun drink. Its really sour, so there's that. Its kind of like Rare Barrel's usual wild ale meets berliner kind of end result.

EDIT: Had it out the bottle in Sep 21 and the appearance was more golden than amber leaning. Previous appearance score was 3.25, upping it to 3.5 now.

Jun 30, 2020
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 11, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this bottle! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 750mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy gold with a good amount of active carbonation. Forms a thin white head though it fades essentially immediately.

S: Lactic tart with a fairly big citric acid kick and citrus peel. Modest Lactobacillus funk and some cheesy must. Some mild vinous character and oak tannins. Light cracker malt body.

T: Lactic tart and lemon juicy citric acid. Moderate funk on the tongue again - cheese and feet. White vinous tannins mix with the Lacto funk. Citrus pith and juice, and a light cracker malt body underneath the oak tannins. But the juicy bitter citrus is the big player here - almost like a key lime. Dry and tart in the hang.

M: A light body and almost no alcohol flavors at all. Carbonation sensation seems a bit on the low side.

O: Tasty and easy to drink. Nice tartness but not overly sour or acidic, and a nice citrus fruit presence for sure.

Mar 21, 2019
3.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 16, 2018
3.97 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Nov 24, 2017
4.04 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Sep 24, 2017
4.28 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jul 21, 2017
3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jul 16, 2017
4.53 by jvillefan from California on Jul 15, 2017
4.1 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VeganUndead from Virginia

Another great sour from Rare Barrel. The citrus zest and tart flavors blend well with the barrel aging characteristics, not earth shattering, but solid and recommended

Jul 05, 2017
4.1 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2017
4 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Jul 05, 2017
4.24 by Frosty11161 from California on Jun 12, 2017
3.74 by unoriginal from Colorado on May 27, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Bomber with no date except number 16, which probably means its from 2016 sometime. This beer looks good with a hazy light yellow color and a fizzy head when poured that dissipates quicly. No lacing when consumed either. The smell is delightful: funk, lime, lemon, slight vineous, cucumber, vanilla. The taste is right up my ally with that nice tart mouth punch followed by lemon-lime and ending with some funk and barrel notes! The feel is light and crushable. Overall i dig this beer and i am surprised by the low rates, maybe aging this is what it needed but I don't know because I hadn't had it fresh!

May 05, 2017
4.18 by dsshuck from Delaware on Apr 02, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California


A: Lots of lime and lemon, bright citrus with a moderate sourness and light oak aromas.

A: Bright golden color, totally clear with a thin uniform white head that quickly gives way to a sheen and thin ring around the glass.

T: Lots of zesty lemons and light limes, quite citrusy with faint oak, coupled with a moderate sourness

M: Medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer has a light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Tasty; the beer has lots of citrus notes, coupled with a moderate acidity and light white white character. The beer is quite refreshing and easy to drink.

Mar 27, 2017
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Mar 03, 2017
3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
3.75 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
3.91 by 22Blue from Kansas on Feb 13, 2017
3.88 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2017
4.16 by pwoody11 from Delaware on Feb 01, 2017
3.79 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jan 25, 2017
4.04 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Jan 16, 2017
4 by HeartofMiami from Florida on Jan 15, 2017
4.18 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Jan 14, 2017
3.77 by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2016
4 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 22, 2016
4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
3.54 by CJNAPS from California on Dec 18, 2016
4 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon on Dec 16, 2016
4.5 by crob3888 from California on Dec 11, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted from a 750 ml bottle on November 22, 2016.

Nov 23, 2016
4.24 by MTKATL from Georgia on Oct 20, 2016
4.32 by dertyd from California on Sep 29, 2016
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