Fire Iron | Urban Artifact

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Artifact
Ohio, United States
artifactbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by chrismattlin on 06-28-2017

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
3.55%
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by meanmutt:
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Gerasimos
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A ``Midwest Fruit Tart'' brewed with pink guava, bananas, and passionfruit. Bonus points for putting a picture of an 1860 Colt Army revolver on the can (even though the hammer spur is missing). Poured from a can into a Urban Artifact Thoroughbred glass. The pour is cloudy and orange in color with about a finger of fine white head that is quickly chased away by the acidity. The nose is very fruity. I get bananas, guava, apples, pears, a little lemon, and even some bubblegum.

Medium body with a firm feel and a flavor that is all fruit. Sharp sour notes up front of lemon juice and apple skins, then the acidity backs off and bananas, guava, passionfruit, and grapefruit come forward. And how do they! This may be the most fruit-forward sour beer I have had to date. The fruit contributes it's own tartness and a little bit of pithy bitterness. As the fruit carries to the back of the palate, the beer dries out completely and leaves a puckery, mouthwatering acidity on the finish.

I used to seek out sours, but gave up a few years ago. They all tasted the same to me! Several months ago, Urban Artifact came to Party Town for Friday Night Flights. When I tried their beers I was really impressed. They are reasonably priced and their beers have something going for them that is sadly missing in a lot of sours; you can taste the fruit - really taste it. Urban Artifact has completely rekindled my love of sour beers. I can't wait to see what else they come up with.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, muddy, delightful Tropicana juice color with a head of 1 finger.

Aromas of peach and nectarine skins, passion fruit, and farmhouse funk. Slight wood, lots of juicy fruits.

The flavor is impactful, with aged moldy peach and astringent woody tannin to start. Lemon juice and banana follow, with a huge wallop of passion fruit, sour candy, and farmhouse yeast. It's neither too fruity nor too sour.

Feel is creamy and smooth, like a yogurt, but carbonation is there to spritz it up a bit. Nice buzzing citric acid on the finish.

Overall, a very impressive sour that I would definitely have again. Delicious.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came highly recommended, so I got the last two cans at my dealer. It does not disappoint, and with this much fruit in it, it must be good for you!

It pours like grapefruit juice with a head. Then the head disappears. The aroma is dangerous. Not for the weak. Fruit cocktail plus a mild but powerful ale underneath.

The taste is big and unique. Sour fruit mix with each other and the beer or ale tastes nicely. Everything seems well represented, and the fruit blend does not completely overpower the ale (almost, though). The aftertaste is tart and fruity.

This unique brew totally works. I would highly recommend it but it may never be seen again. Maybe, eh?

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fire Iron from Urban Artifact
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 7 ratings