Another World
The Rare Barrel

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The Rare Barrel
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.19 | pDev: 6.21%
Oct 10, 2020
May 12, 2015
Another World is a red sour beer aged in oak barrels. Fermented with two strains of Brettanomyces yeast and two strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, this red sour presents notes of cherries and caramel. Inside of this beer, there exits another world. A world ruled entirely by yeast and bacteria. This dichotomous world ruled survives and thrives through constant cooperation and competition.
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Rated: 4.19 by crobinso from Colorado

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear and deep red which is topped by a finger and a half of off white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of sourness and oak with a hint of red berries/sour cherry and some funk
T: Taste is pleasantly sour with some sour cherries and red berries, sweet oak, and a hint of funk. Just a touch of furniture polish and leather as well. On the swallow there's more sour cherries, oak, light funk, and some slight leather.
M: The beer has a body which is slightly slick and on the lower side of medium. Carbonation is adequate but not quite effervescent while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this beer is awesome. It reminds me a little of La Folie but this one is definitely a few notches higher. Really nice complexity and an interesting balance of flavors. This one is definitely worth trying if you like sour beers.
Jun 21, 2020
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
very nice carbonation and complement to le lion. age took off the edge.
May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Blend No. 035

Appearance: Pours a clear tea color with a few bubbles atop; the head fades quickly leaving a few dots to spill down the side

Smell: A complex dynamic - caramel mixed in with woody dryness and funky horse blanket; those elements are met and conquered by acetic sour cherry tones

Taste: Puckeringly sour from the outset, with acetic sour cherry flavors; underneath, the caramel adds a sweet aspect; woody, through the middle, with a lot of cheesy funk and horse blanket; a lot of acid in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very little carbonation

Overall: Not sure how old this is but old enough to have done a number on the mouthfeel, I suspect; there is a lot going on but it really hasn't come out to positive effect
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by BerryKumquat from California

Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L:. Pours a dark read purple with notes of orange, almost no head or lacing.

S:. Strong black cherry mixes with a nice caramel sweetness and a strong red wine vinegar, and a strong sour.

T:. Strong black cherry, red wine vinegar, sweet caramel, and a strong sourness. Very sour and sweet.

F:. Sharp carbonation, medium to thick body.

O:. If you like very sour and quite sweet this is the sour for you.
Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by c-rum from Missouri

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by mig100 from Texas

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 29, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jun 02, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by npachl from Wisconsin

May 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one pours a slightly murky dark red, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like sour cherry, red wine vinegar, caramel, toasted bread, lemon rind. It smells very sour.

The taste is basically the same. It feels like The Rare Barrel's beers are getting more and more sour as time has gone on. This is tasty, with a nice caramel malt richness, but the house culture just made this quite sour- almost too much so. There's sour red wine vinegar, macerated cherries, and sour lemon.

This is crisp and light, with a fairly strong lingering sourness on the finish.

This is a cool idea, and it mostly works. It's just possibly a little too sour.
Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 20, 2017
Another World from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 204 ratings