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Against the Grain 5 Roses: A Rick Astley Joint - Wild Kolsch Aged in Red Cypress

Against the Grain 5 Roses: A Rick Astley Joint - Wild Kolsch Aged in Red Cypress
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This edition of our Five Roses series is a dark, roasty, almost savory treat. The core elements of a brettanomyces beer are readily apparent in the floral, funky, farmyardy nose and palate. The kettle addition of lactobacillus lends a noticeable, refreshing tangy sourness that interacts with the stereotypically “dark” flavors to create a savory beer worthy of Rick himself. (aka Swartz edition - part of the All Funked Up Wild Series)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
65cl, as Five Roses: A Rick Astley Joint, with red stamp ’Great Job’, new exclusive American brew Anno 2014, with Brettanomyces, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly fruity/vinous, balanced, cloudy dark amber, small head, nice brew, yet expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Tart cherry, light yeast, and caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Light tart cherry and mild toffee malt flavor. Tasty but nothing that stands out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG meet and greet at UBCB - Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma has sourness, cocoa, light fruit and a bit of plastic. It has a medium / light body with soft carbonation. The taste has mild sourness, band aids, cocoa and a maltiness that could be construed as schwartz if you try). The finish has lots of soured fruit. Interesting beer, but it didn’t all integrate as well as hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at RBSG meet and greet. Pours amber with brown head. Nose/taste of smoke, oak, wine, chocolate and light funky sour. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Seriously? Jsut call it a sour beer. Happy the admins agree. Sour and tart with fruit notes. People will have off ratings due to the name for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, thanks for sharing. Pours a cloudy leafy brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light sour red fruit with a bit of light roast backing. Flavor is a combination of roasted malts with some earthy but light sour red fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyW68 (1032) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Enjoyable, but TAG does better most of the time. Aroma is faint funk. Taste follows nose. A little cherry and wood. Not bad, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6069) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Hazy brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought some tart fruit, cocoa, coffee, roast, slight grassy notes, hints of oak, vanilla. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, cocoa, roast, hints of nice tart berry notes into a bit of oak, finishing fairly bitter, slightly tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle, apparently this is the Schwartz edition. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark ruby red/mahogany color with about a half inch light tan head that fizzled away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit, wood, tart berries and some funk. It tastes like roasted malt, tart dark fruit, wood, chocolate, and a bit of funk and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and smooth. I thought this was a tasty brew, definitely worth a try. Hope I get to try the other versions!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2155) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
bomber shared by jeff. very weird idea. not terribly well put together. very little funk or sourness. a little acrid. not terrible but not that good either.


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