DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in Berkeley. One of the better balanced beers of the day. Slight sour cherry flavor. Winner, winner chicken dinner.
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HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ratman197 (9834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of straw, horse blanket and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, citrus and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky citrus finish.
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle.The pour is a cloudy orange with no head.There is a sweet sour with fruit note.A lot better than I thought of Rare Barrel.Would drink again.
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at tasting room. Color cross between amber and orange. Vibrant sour aroma (Brett?) Rather thin body. Good strong sour flavor with tartness lingering in the aftertaste. Slight bit of warming. Could use a little more body. But, not bad.
barn0216 (405) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber color. Tart fruit and wine aromas, a little funky. Sharp tartness in the mouth, some sour, bread and wood quickly dominate. Not bad but kind of boring.
bytemesis (3171) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber orange with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is lightly tart, lemon, oak, cherry. Finish is tart and vinous. Medium body. Not that complex, but decent enough.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Dusty and tart aroma. Tart and light sour aroma with light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Tart and plight sourness lingers with light dark fruit.
Errl (1608) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery..Pour is amber with a thin head..Nose is smashed apple, funk, berries, wet oak, herbs..Taste is light with some tartness, barrel, funk, some citrus, horse blanket..
illidurit (2147) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light amber with a tan ring of head. Aromas of wet oak, green apple, chlorine. Flavor is acetic sour with bruised apple, sourmash grains, a little sweaty/cheesy. Mild thin palate. Leaves me wanting.
Warped_Silver (64) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mildly tart sour. Not real complex. Hints of berry and oak. Good beer to introduce someone to sours, but not for those who want complex, sour goodness.