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Bear Republic Barrel 32
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This dark ale has a clean acidity balanced by rich malts and a distinct French oak character. Matured and refermented with wild bacteria and yeast in a wine barrel for over two years.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1981) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a dark hazy brown with a dark thin head. Aroma of sour malt and red wine. Taste is sour fruit, red wine and cherries. Nice sour, a bit too dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5280) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This sour/wild ale pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is tart, sour and funky with some fruitiness. A medium bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and funky. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Tart and funky. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, caramel, roast, hints of toffee, slight sour berry notes, slight funky notes as well, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, spice, some nice funk and oak notes, hints of sour cherry and berry notes, finishing fairly tart, slightly funky, dry. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Tart and light darker malt aroma. Tart and light sour flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Tart and light sourness lingers with light darker malts and light fruitiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8614) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Experienced at the Tap Room. A psychedelic beer experience. Brett? big wine barrel, tart tart, cherry. Lots of malt to take down the acidity. The tannic wine dominates. Very dark brown to black, some head and lace. This is tannic, lactic, some astringency. A sipper at best in drinkability. A lot of ideas here. Medium bodied. A hint of chocolate malt and vanilla. Brewers’ notes: proprietary Scottish Ale Yeast, along with Somoma County wild bacteria. Nugget and Liberty hops; IBU below 25. A blend of several dark ales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours brown/black with a tan head. Aroma suggests mixed sour fruit. Med body. Flavor is sour and woody. A little dark fruit. Dry with a little burnt malt. Smooth tho. Mostly woods woody earthy with some vanilla in the finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at barrel aged festival. Color is black with slight brown head.. taste is smoked wheat and sour cherry. Aroma is slight sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour fruit and malt. Light to medium body with a fairly sour character and notes of yeast and oak. The finish is fruity and a leaves a vinous aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Nice woody sour funk, taste is similar but has a nice balance between the two.


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