RateBeer
overall
97
86
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned!
100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2263) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm pour light hazy brown copper with minimal tan head. Nose funk, cherry, red wine, light tannin. Taste tart cherry up front. Then red wine, oak, sweet malt. Cherry comes back in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 12, 2016
Murky copper like an old penny, fuzzy off-white cap. Aroma blends balsamic, sweet cherry, oak, lemon, plum. Flavor is less bright and complex, a more muted version of the same. Tartness is nicely controlled, however. Fairly thin body, mild CO2, some oaky tannins. Not pushing any boundaries, but a very flavorful, drinkable sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1021) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Tap at dark horse. Light ruby cloudy with small white head. Smells tart and slightly yeast. Tart and sweet with some hop. Not quite a sour, which works for me. Pretty good balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2015 bottle. The beer pours a hazy reddish-mahogany color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, oak and yeast. Medium body with flavors of tart cherry, funky yeast, oak and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately sour and oaky with a tart cherry aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (302) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Pours deep amber with a very thin line of white head that disappears rather fast. Aroma; tart, red grapes, cherries, oak barrel and fresh cut wood and earth notes. Flavours; cherries, red grapes, oak, earth tones a touch of caramel with a wine characteristic finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
linusb (798) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
A: Deep red/brown, thin light lacing. N: Cherry, gooseberry, marzipan T: Bitter almond, cherry O: Quite watery, bit bitter and some butter... Not very tart...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Botte shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy red, medium fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of tart grape and berry, earth, mild caramel malt, hints of wood. The taste is tart berries, grapes, wood, mild caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly clean. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Draught@CBC2015 (blue session). Murky reddish brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, some cherries, mild funkiness. Flavour is sour wooden and fruity notes with some mild sweeter malty notes as well as some mild almost toasted malty notes to it. Surprisingly easy to drink, the aroma got the expectations up for something rather sour, but it ended up being quite mellow as for the flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Impenetrable brown/ruby body with no head, even straight after pouring. No lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, wood and earth. Flavour of red wine, vinegar and sour berries. Thin body with a watery, slight oily texture. Light fizz. A complex beer, that’s a bit too sour and vinegar-like for my taste buds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is funky, toffee, caramel, taste is berries, toffee, vanilla, funky, dry.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 35


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50