Bellatrix
The Rare Barrel

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #421
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,904
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 4.98%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
36
From:
The Rare Barrel
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  12
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Bellatrix is a blend of golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with a stunning amount of blackberries. Fermented with a collection of various yeast and bacteria. Bellatrix conjures an aura of freshly picked blackberries and luscious berry preserves with a twist of lemon acidity. Redolent of an overgrown thicket, this excruciatingly delectable sour will leave you spellbound.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2017
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scottfrie from California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a clear dark cranberry/violet color with a finger of light pink head that quickly faded into a fuzzy and lasting collar.
S: juicy and jammy blackberry nose with earthy bramble notes and a kiss of acid.
T: follows the nose with juicy fresh blackberry preserve mixed with tart blackberry candy. Acid and tart finish with well integrated fruity acid.
M: medium body, sweet mouthfeel up front followed by clean tartness. Soft and smooth carb. Juicy aftertaste leaves you wanting more.
O: super fruity and jammy with the perfect balance of sweetness to tartness. Surprisingly still juicy for a 2016 bottle. Also, in looking back at my previous review, this is way more blackberry-forward and jammy than it was before the name change. 

Sep 06, 2019
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kevindp9 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 26, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 06, 2017
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 23, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 23, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 03, 2017
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oline73 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 24, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2017
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brandonld23 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

May 13, 2018
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 14, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2017
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Beer21 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 23, 2017
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 28, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 29, 2017
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mklisz from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 07, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 27, 2017
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jvillefan from New York

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2018
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 23, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma has fruity berry jam and jelly, sweet floral and nectar notes. Taste is tart, fruity, acidic and acetic. A bit too dry and tart.

May 23, 2018
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 10, 2018
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c-rum from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 03, 2018
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2017
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22Blue from Kansas

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 14, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 10, 2018
Bellatrix from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 36 ratings