Pop't Art
The Rare Barrel

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Sour - Flanders Red Ale
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4.07 | pDev: 5.16%
The Rare Barrel
California, United States
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Sour Fest 2019 at Hops & Pie in Denver, CO. Slightly surprised its a flanders red.

Poured dark, but more of a juicy berry and cherry color. Made a mostly white head I didn't see coming, would have thought it was gonna be full on pink. Aroma of berries and sourness.

Taste, what are all the normal descriptors, jammy, juicy, fruity, all the things you tend not to really think about with a flanders red beyond perhaps some dark cherry notes. Kind of has that "let's use the rest of the fruit we have before it expires" kind of kitchen sink approach given the amount of varied fruit in it. Doesn't bring the earthy leather and feeling of antiquity like a lot of flanders from Belgium often do. I tend to prefer the Oude Tart mix of new and old world, so this stuff wasn't far off. I just thought of the beer as your standard heavily fruited wild ale. Hid the alcohol decently. The barrel here comes off very neutral. I think I might have been looking for some pie crust/pop tart like crust to it, but it seemed like all berries and sour power, which ain't the worst thing in the world.

Sep 11, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Cloudy dark red body with with some white lacing. Smell is jammy with cherry, elderberry, raspberry, blueberry, and boysenberry all present, along with big oak and some soil. Taste has nice oaky booziness to contrast with the jam, more to it as it warms. Feel is not as clean as a traditional flanders red, but still nice pucker without being overpowering.

Jun 03, 2019
Pop't Art from The Rare Barrel
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 9 ratings