Bright Black Delight | American Solera

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4.29/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
American Solera
Oklahoma, United States
americansolera.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour ale aged in oak tanks with blackberries

Added by jaydoc on 03-31-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,726
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of spinrsx
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to Stephen

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a nice purple body with a thin head

The aroma of blackberry is very nice and proheminent.
The taste is vinous and very enjoyable with berries notes with oak notes as vanilla. Very balanced. Certain tartness
The carbonation is fine
Nice

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A purplish red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Aroma: Blackberry, mixed berries, berry skin, oak, vanilla and funk.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackberry, tangy mixed berries, vinegar and oak with some light vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice fruity Wild Ale, although I’d prefer it even more if the oak and vanilla flavours were a little lighter.

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Photo of GDawgs34
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2016 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/light purple color with a small foamy pink head that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Some light clinging bubbles on the glass, with light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tangy blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balanced and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blackberries, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tangy blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour berries, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blackberries, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, very slight increasing pucker on the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from tartness and yeast/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and fairly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blackberries, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced lactic/tangy/tannic finish. Really well rounded Brett/Lacto complexity, oak presence, and blackberry intensity; with a nice malt backbone to balance the acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is deep berry red with almost no head. Some lacing is present.

Nose is sweet and sour berries, funk, and some faint oak and grassy smells as well.

Taste is unripe berries and sour apple with a vinegary acidity that reminds me of kombucha or apple cider vinegar. As it warms I'm picking up more sweetness.

Feel is light but acidic and leaves your teeth feeling gritty with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a well balanced and pretty complex fruity sour that is not overly sour.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McAndrew
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unoriginal
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vfgccp
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Bright Black Delight from American Solera
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 33 ratings