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The Rare Barrel Founders Club #2: Ensorcelled

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ensorcelled is a blend of our oak-aged red sour beer (Scott Tenorman) and oak-aged black Brettanomyces beer. After blending our red and black sours together, we added raspberries and let the beer age in barrels for a few more months.

Bottle release 2014, 2015

GABF Silver 2015


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (413) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Tap at CBC 16, red session. Fruity. Aroma of raspberries and lemon with wooden notes. Some brett too. Mainly zesty sour taste. A good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2016
750 ml bottle to snifter, shared with the Mrs (2016 vintage; from notes). This batch is 6.2% abv. Looks decent; a murky dark amberish brown with beige head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells and tastes extremely lactic with lots of raspberry and some oak as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, tart, and mouth-puckeringly acidic. An enamel ripper sipper that I ended up enjoying. One pour is plenty though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Turbid brown pour. Aromas of raspberry jam and cocoa powder. Taste is quite sour but one of the better dark sours I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
bomber shared that poured a dark brown color with slight head. the aroma was amazing. funk, tart, woody, berries, earth, oak. the flavor was all that and more. never quite had a sour like this one. all of those elements came together as one and the raspberries and the oak are marvelous together. excellent job.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3995) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Red session. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of funk, wood, berries, malt. Taste of sweet raspberries, dry barnyard, very funky, oak. Smooth and crisp, well balanced mixture of berries and lightly sour elements with a spicy kick. An amazing beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2307) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2016
Tap @ CBC 16. Pours murky brown with no head. Aroma cherry, sweet flemish notes. balsamic and raspberries. The taste is burning sour with notes of balsamic, raspberries and red currants.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahuth (317) - - AUG 2, 2016
Bottled. Pours deep red. The smell is grape and smells like wine. The palate is sticky and medium bodied. The taste is sour. Has a wooden oak taste with a tart raspberry taste. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1860) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Tap @ CBC2016. Pours dark brown/red with a small offwhite head. Notes of malt, vinegar, cherries, balsamico, oak, brett.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1815) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is fairly raspberry forward with some lighter dark toffee and caramel notes with a hint of chocolate. Light acidity with a hint of citrus and pineapple. Light oak notes. Some cassis and cherry notes as well. Pours a murky, muddy dark brown with some red hues and a thick, small, dark tan head that recedes to the edges where it lingers. No lacing or legs. Flavor has a moderately strong acidity with a light sweetness. Some caramel and toffee with hints of chocolate. Moderately strong raspberry notes with light citrus and hints of pineapple. Hints of cherry and cassis. Light oak and low bitterness. Some tannins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice dark sour with good raspberry notes that are balanced with the acidity and malt character. Acidity is well rounded and only a bit sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10198) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sourness, malt, yeast, oak, light vanilla, tart fruit, raspberry. Flavor is heavily sour, malt, yeast, brett, oak, tart fruity, rich raspberry. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, very acidic finish. 140516


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