Fore Ever More | The Rare Barrel

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4.35/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Rare Barrel
California, United States
therarebarrel.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with blueberries, boysenberries, cinnamon, and vanillla

Added by PhineasMcClintock on 03-23-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
32
pDev:
5.75%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 5
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4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark purple-red, but clear like red wine, with a thin, fuzzy off-white to pink blanket.

Very sour raspberry is met with cinnamon and cherry. Marzipan, crisp red wine and grape follow.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottfrie
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into snifter. 2017 bottle.

A: Pours a deep cranberry color with a thin, active, cap of pink foam that quickly disappeared.
S: Bbeautiful bouquet of berry, vanilla, and cinnamon combined with musty funk and bright acidity. Flavors smell reminiscent of berry pie.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of mixed berry up front, creamy vanilla, and a kiss of cinnamon. The finish has notes of grape juice, fruit punch, lemon zest and bright acid. The aftertaste has some earthy bramble patch flavors of fresh berries mixed with musty spice.
M: Medium body, sweet and slightly sticky mouthfeel balanced by sharp acidity with some gritty tannins. A bit sharp and rough around the edges acid-wise. Fizzy but smooth carbonation.
O: Great combination of berries accentuated by the vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor wasn’t as pie-like as the nose because the acidity, but a delicious beer nonetheless.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

one of the best beers i have ever had from rare barrel, and after a couple of overly acidic cellar duds, this was a welcomed winner from these guys, who maintain their hype status somehow despite what i perceive to be inconsistencies in quality across their many beers. this is way up there for me though, a neat sour beer stained purple with heaps of fruit and spiced brilliantly. rarely does a spiced sour sound appealing to me, and i was even debating not getting this one, but i am so glad i did. it has a pie aspect to it, the cinnamon and vanilla both very forward, especially in the nose, and they bring out the jammier side of the blueberries and boysenberries, sweet and concentrated, with a blackberry jam component to it, all coming together brilliantly. the vanilla makes the beer pretty sweet for a flash, but the acidity comes right in and disintegrates it, finishing the beer dry, puckery, and naturally fruity, blueberries in front of boysenberries for me. the layers with the spice and the berries are amazing, there is a ton of wood here, red wine and tannic aspects, but a big smooth body uncommon in sour beer, especially this sour. unlike anything i have ever had, and of the finest quality. i wish all the rare barrel stuff was this good! on tap at goed zuur, who is absolutely killing it with their draft lineup these days!

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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best Rare Barrel beer out there?

Familiar sour base paired with fruits and just the right about of cinnamon. A beer worthy of its price tag.

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4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Fore Ever More from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 32 ratings