Yellow Doctor
Black Barrels Beer

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From:
Black Barrels Beer
 
Italy
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.42%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
7
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 06, 2020
Added:
Jul 05, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by zac16125:
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Black Barrels Beer Yellow Doctor
500mL bottle into a Teku
No bottling dates


A: Pour is clear, light straw yellow, small white fizzy head, poor retention, no lacing. Looks like a Budweiser. 3.5

S: Somewhat funky, floral, tyme, oaky, tart citrus. Very nice. 4.25

T: Taste is funky, some oak, floral, slightly tart but lots of funk with plastic and pungent notes, citrus. 3.75

M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, carbonation very low almost flat, drinkability is pretty good. 3.75

O: Good beer but nothing special. 4
Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by bennyman12 from Missouri

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bought 5 years ago on stonedtrippin’s review. Capped and corked in a jester king style 500ml bottle. Nose is lemon and maybe a little Clorox. Flavor is gorgeous and complex. It could be a lambic at first then the American hops come out (cascade maybe) then it goes lemon then that thyme comes out. Flavor goes on forever. Remninds me of the nonfruited side project 375s in terms of overall profile and complexity. Cuesta birra e bellisima!
Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle purchased at The Ginger Man in Boston, MA.

This one pours a light clear straw yellow color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells herbal and spicy, with a definite thyme note, tangy white wine, lemon zest, grape juice, flowers, and grass.

This is super unique and really well done. There's a lot of tangy and fruity wine barrel, with lemon and stone fruit coming through, and the thyme cutting across the acidity and tempering it with some herbal funkiness. There's some sweet breadiness, citrus zest, and vibrant Brett-y funk going.

This is light bodied, clean and crisp and vibrant- it justs jump forward on your palate and commands your attention. It's very drinkable and finishes with a clean acidity.

This is a really unique and fun beer. I'm glad to have tried it.
Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Apr 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jun 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Light bodied with light carbonation.

Good grief. I go to the bathroom and the other stuff I posted disappears.

In a nutshell, looks average, has a fruity vinegar tartness smell with a hint of Brett.

Tastes of green apples , vinegar, mild funk, bit of hop bitterness, overall very dry.

375 ml bottle Zip, ÷$12 a capped and corked bottle. Worthy of a repurchase.
Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.62 by M-Jez84 from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by illeagle05 from Virginia

Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
prediction: this will become a highly sought after and highly regarded beer, even whale status depending on production. definitely one of the best wild beers ive ever had, and likely to make the top 250 here if anyone ever gets around to paying the exorbitant price it costs and reviewing it in this space. its certainly an endeavor worth tackling! my first from these guys, but ive been real into the italian stuff, from mr. b's downtown, maybe 22 bucks or something for a bottle. it has a radiant frothy hazy yellow look to it, milky even, lots of sediment but no chunks, and a beautiful white head as thick as cool whip with great lacing. so pale in yellow color, real unique look to it. the nose instantly has my attention, this is a wild beer brewed with thyme and aged on oak. funk and sour right away, a complex yeasty amalgamation that screams old world lambic. maybe a little more funk then that, but what depth and pungency! the thyme has a nice aromatic as well, more of a lemon thyme, as i get the fresh herbs and the citrus alike. carbonation tickles my nose as i sniff deeply. i know its going to be good. the flavor is just as good as the nose, thyme stands out with the bretty musty funk, wow! layers of wheat and even oats or something with a bit more structure jumps right out, sort of both fresh and well aged, a cool mix of different stuff in the base here. the yeast and bugs steal the show for me though, producing a little fruity white wine sort of flavor, good acidity, and a lot of farmy weirdness. its as good as any wild beer i have ever had, resembles the best lambics out there, i would not be surprised to learn this was a blend of old and younger beers. fantastically lively carbonation and still a soft round feel, creamy and smooth. the thyme remains on the tongue. for a brewery and a beer i have never heard of before this product, it might rank number one all time for me. a beer of astounding complexity and quality. dying to get my hands on more of their stuff, and quite surprised to learn nobody else has had this one out there in beer advocate land. well worth it if you are lucky enough to find one. trust me, its nearly flawless.

edit: just as superb on tap! wow do i ever love this beer!
Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2015
Yellow Doctor from Black Barrels Beer
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings