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The Rare Barrel Proportional Response

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Proportional Response, a balanced amber sour beer, is a blend of our mouth-puckering red sour beer and our faintly tart pale sour beer. The result of this blend is well-balanced amber sour beer with moderate tartness and hints of cherries and grapefruit.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel.Pours out a cloudy golden topped with a white head. Nose is funky barnyard barrel berries and plenty of tartness. Taste is more of the tartness funk cherries and some citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to William. Pours a cloudy copper orange with small frothy off white head. The aroma is citrus and oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice sour fruit, stone fruit, cherry skin, light oak, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Rare Barrel tasting @ Malt Attacks, Brussels, thanks Pierre for sharing the bottles. 75cl, de couleur ambrée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est légèrement malté pâle moins complexe que la SkusMe, pointe de brett, avec un léger côté acétique plus prononcé. Palais est boisé - chêne, note surette, pomme caramélisée, tanin. Râpeux et terreux avec une fine note fruitée de griotte - yeah puckering comes to mind.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Hazy Amber pour. White head. Nice sweet/sour beer. Fruity up front, cherries, Apple, stone fruit, light sourness, vanilla, oak. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy amber pour with a quickly-dissipating head. The aroma is a blend of cherries, caramel and horseblanket funkiness. Full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor offers sour cherries and caramel with a tart, fruity finish. Malty for sure, but nicely balanced with a nice level of acidity. Thanks to 50belair for popping the top off this world-class beer!

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Light apricot color, small white head. Aroma is red fruit, tart, somewhat barnyard. Unexpected sweetnesss, slightly tart finish. Not remotely complex. Tastes a lot like NG wild sour did fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Clear amber color with a medium ivory white head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tart fruits and oak. Light-bodied with flavors of tart berries and cherries with underlying funky yeast and herbs. The finish is lightly sour with a cherry aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear light amber pour with an off white head. Mild wet blanket and sour berry aromas. Thin in the body. Mild sour berry notes dominate. Oak and malty lowlights. Watery. Below average body and mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
biggsbowler (447) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle - pours amber. Light vinegar and sour notes in the nose. The taste is just bad. They body is thin and weak. No flavor. A little sourness but nothing good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A perfectly fine tame red sour with the usual tart cherry/light vinegar quality. Drinkable and would be a nice beer to have readily available at a reasonable price. As a special release from a brewery called "The Rare Barrel" I’m not sure this does enough.


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