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The Rare Barrel Founders Club #4: Cosmic Dust

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Golden sour beer aged in oak w/hibiscus, single barrel release


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KarenShuttle (11) - - DEC 9, 2014
The hibiscus and the tang from the barrels add such a nice deep aroma, the flavor is spot on, it’s like going back to Belgium, without all the cost.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2009) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Hazy golden in color... Aroma of citrus, pineapple, pears... Flavor is light and fruity initially, notes of airy cotton candy in the middle, tropical fruits, light tartness on palate... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1251) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
A - pours slightly hazy pinky orange with zero head. S - nice nose. Sweet tarts and banana esters, hibiscus up front. Musty light citrusy and yeasty. Canned pineapple and light papaya. M - medium body with a nice amount of texture. Tart up front to a dry sweet end. T - the taste is citrusy yeasty fruity goodness. Pineapple, lemon juice and banana esters lead the taste. Palate is malty and canned pineapple lightly egg funky palate. End is musty citrus and floral notes. Hibiscus throughout. 3.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
The was sampled at the Kick Starter event for the Humboldt Cider Company to get their new tasting room completed. Pour was a golden color with a tiny white head and and light lacing rings. Nose of sour funk with some citrus and fruit. Medium in body the mouth feel is lively. Flavor is citrus, with lots of sourness. Sour finish but lots of flavor stays to the end. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with paperthin white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, hibiscus, funk. Thin mouth with nice tart hibiscus, oak, cheese, funk, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Mostly clear golden reddish pour, with a white head. Lemon zest, funky, herbal, floral rose, notes of blue cheese, yogurt, and lactic acid. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
GABF 2014. Pours a fairly bright, slightly dark golden appearance with an off white head. Some tropical fruit, herbal hops, hibiscus, flowers, lemon and yogurt. Dry, juicy, and fun to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a reddish color with a white head. Sour lemons, cheesy funk, earthy tones, tart berries, cranberry, plain yogurt, dusty funk. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is bright funk, sour lemon, oak and sweet vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium, bright and tart with notes of bright tart fruits, oak, vanilla, lemon, funk, faint yogurt character and woody barrel. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a nice glowing fiery golden hue with pinkish bright glow, faint haze but near transparent. Frothy whitish head atop stays as a nice filmy layer, good lacing and stick around. Aromas are lactic and sour, lemon and yogurt meet some nice acidity, gentle earthy and florals, tart hibiscus, sour fruit. Touches of earth, bread, tropical fruit. Initial is a bit fruity, tropical with touches of florals, lemon, white grape and citrus. Some lactic elements, mellow funk moves into a tart hibiscus synergy. Middle is bready, oaky, some white wine with decent bitter earth and floral with touches of earth, yogurt, white grape. Some nice fruit and hop character with citrus, floral and gentle apple and pear. Finish is dry, a bit bitter and sour. Nice stuff. Potent sourness, easy to put back, well crafted.


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