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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (64) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap @ The Rare Barrel. Dark mahogany pour with a khaki head. Raspberry and blackberry on the nose. Vinegar, caramel, and some oak. Flavor is quite sour with a fair amount of balsamic vinegar. Sweet caramel, raspberry, and blackberry. A bit of chocolate. A fair amount of oak and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1903) - USA - DEC 28, 2013
Dark clear black in color... Aroma of oak, tart berries... Flavor is intensely tart up front, gives way to notes of raspberries, blackberries, oak... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the Rare Barrel tasting room. Pours a dark purple. Aroma has notes of plum and chocolate. Heavy vinegar notes, slight tootsie roll sweetness, and plum. Very acetic, which is a theme with this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3263) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Bottles in El Sobrante. It pours a very dark red, almost black color with an off white head. The aroma is mouthwatering with cherries, raspberries and good funk. Not much malt character to speak of. The flavor is tart black cherries, hard candy with hints of dark malt and red wine vinegar. A little spice near the finish. It has a pretty light body which in this kind of beer leaves it a bit lifeless, but other than that it has great flavor and a nice level of puckering sourness without being harsh. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Off tap at Provisions. Pours a dark amber with an thick tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, oak, brett. Tastes of dark raspberries and oak. Very Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (553) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Tasting at BeerCraft. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Moderately acidic, oak, cherries, raspberries. Dry finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at City Beer. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a slightly sour chocolate aroma. There is a subtle fruity sourness to the dark malt flavor. The raspberries are a nice addition to the barrel, resulting in a wider palate.

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