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The Rare Barrel Ensorcelled

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Lots of raspberry here with a little cherry. Finishes sour and very tart, with a good dose of underlying bretta. Pours reddish brown with ok head and lacing. Thanks to Oldsock for sharing this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by oldsock. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops and bitterness. Flavor is acetic cherries, vinous notes, light hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour fruit. Taste was tart with raspberry, woodsy, and sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at WTF poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of raspberry, toffee and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of roastiness, raspberry and toffee with a crisp dry tart lingering roasty raspberry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Crimson red head. Small light head. Nose of cherries, yeasty and raspberry. Tiny bit of duct tape. Hmm. Not as sharp and acidic as the nose suggested. Tons of tart and sweet raspberry. Tough of balsamic vinegar. Very raw and fruit salad with melon, cherry and grapes. Very akin to kombucha in the mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1518) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Tap at the brewery..Pour is very dark red with no head but some bubbles..Nose is nice raspberries, cherries, wet oak, berries, some mustyness and yogurt...Taste is nice fruited raspberries, bugs, barrel, faint dark malts with some nice funky tartness..Very solid carb and balance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep ruby black with a coarse tan froth. Fresh clean raspberry aroma, like a nice sorbet. Flavor is pleasant as well: juicy dark ripe raspberries are really captured in this beer. It also has less acetic influence than many of their other beers. Nice yogurt/sorbet throughout and lingering with the tartness. Their best offering so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Full pour at the brewery. Aroma is sour forward with seeded fruit notes: black cherry, raspberry, some leather and faint funk. Not super jammy like Atrial or Upland, but a nice mix. Not much malt presence and perhaps a touch of oak. Pours surprisingly dark with thin white head that hugs the sides of the glass. Taste follows aroma closely with tart raspberry, cherry pits, some red wine vinegar and lemon. The body is light with nice bubbly carbonation. Definitely fruit forward on the finish and a little dry. I think a beer this fruit forward can benefit from a little more malt. There isn’t very much brett character, with the sour and oak work well with the fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a hazy red/amber with small, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of raspberries, leather, sour, and citrus. Taste of raspberries upfront with sour tartness. It finishes again with subtle raspberries and very mild barnyard funkiness. Very nice. Overall, one of my favorite Rare Barrel sours, and thats saying a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Some rich malt, fresh raspberry that lingers and sour oakiness make for a mighty fine brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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