Keen Observation (Echo Series)
The Rare Barrel

Keen Observation (Echo Series)Keen Observation (Echo Series)
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From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 5.76%
Ratings:
81
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 02, 2019
Added:
Mar 18, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Keen Observation (Echo Series)Keen Observation (Echo Series)
Notes: Keen Observation is a golden sour beer aged in unrinsed Map of the Sun barrels. We started off by fermenting a clean golden with Saccharomyces in a stainless steel fermentor for about 2 weeks, then moved that clean beer into unrinsed Map of the Sun barrels and let it age there for months. All of the acidity and Brett characteristics you'll experience in Keen Observation are derived from the same microbes that fermented Map of the Sun.

Keen Observation is our second release in the Echo Series. It's part of the Echo Series because the flavors derived from the unrinsed barrels will echo those flavors that we enjoyed in Map of the Sun, the beer that was previously in those same barrels.
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Ratings by HaveUSeenMyCellar:
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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Mar 22, 2015
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4.06 by BMMillsy from Florida on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.23 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2017
 
4.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mdfb79 from New York

Batch 16.

Jan 26, 2017
 
4.35 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pale dirty yellow color ale with a white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of tart notes with some acidic notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix of sour and acidic notes with some overwhelming amount of acidity. Body is about average with good carbonation. Too much PH for my taste and somewhat one-dimensional.

Dec 31, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Thanks to Steve for this

Dec 13, 2016
 
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Keen Observation (Echo Series) from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 81 ratings