The Rare Barrel

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The Rare Barrel
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Dec 06, 2017
Mar 31, 2016
Notes: Hypnotized is a red sour beer aged in unrinsed Ensorcelled barrels, which makes it part of our Echo Series. Hints of the Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and raspberries from Ensorcelled deepen the complexity of Hypnotized. This Echo Series release presents traces of juicy raspberries and lemon tarts.
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Rated: 4.34 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by frasergrove from California

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

May 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Jan 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Dec 15, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by jaydoc from Kansas

Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by GolfingGq from California

Sep 09, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Aug 12, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750ml bomber into a teku:

Appearance: pours a combo color of like brick-red and cranberry purple at the same time. Carries a finger or two of sudsy, off-white head that dissipates over thirty seconds or so into nothingness. No lacing to speak of. Pretty turbid in color, no visibility through the brew.

Aroma: lemon rind and raspberry, through and through. Starts with the tartness and lacto scent, and follows with some sweet raspberry notes. Maybe a touch of oak? It's quite subtle.

Taste: reaaaaaaally spot-on with the raspberry flavor in this brew. Lemony, tart, and puckering on the start.....got some red-wine/balsamic vinegar in the middle, and a super sweet, but totally natural tasting raspberry punch on the finish. This is a beautiful ode to raspberries, no doubt.

Feel: medium-bodied with a lot of chewiness for a sour that clocks in at 6% and feels super crisp on the finish.

Overall: this was an excellent sour; though at this point I'm not sure that RB puts out a bad one. Drank it at the beach, and loved every sip.
Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

May 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.62 by jaeone from California

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by freshflesh from California

Apr 18, 2016
Hypnotized from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 24 ratings