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Yazoo Rufus (Embrace The Funk New Belgium Collab)
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Embrace the Funk series Collaboration at Yazoo Brewing Company with New Belgium for Craft Beer Week. A wild sour deep red ale consisting of a Blackberry and Black Currant Wheat beer base from Yazoo 100% fermented with 2 strains of Brettanomyces. Blended with oak aged sour brown ale from New Belgium.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostbear12 (3) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2013
lively citrus, hillside aroma; muddy red appearance; mildly- sour taste, heavy on the funk; late summer berry aftertaste; minimal head from draft at Young Avenue. Very drinkable, does not pack a wallop. Perfect at room temp on 68 degree day in Memphis.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Reddish pour. Nice lactic sourness up front. Some lemony notes, cherry, lightly toasted grain poking around, yeasty. Not overly sour, great funky notes. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Sampled at Bearden Beer Market / Embrace The Funk event. Murky red, with a white head. Smells citrusy tart, with notes of raspberry, stone, and balsamic vinegar. Nicely sweet, vinegary flavors mixed with peppery fruit notes. Some woody, oaky notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Growler at Home with friends, courtesy of curtismcarthur . Big thanks for this one man!!! Pour is hazy pinkish-amber with a small cream head and decent lacing. Cranberry, raspberry, nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, graham crackers, light strawberry, and a touch of funk in the aroma. Taste is red wine vinegar, raspberries, blackberries, spicy, nutmeg, peppery, tannic, and fruity with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Not overly sour, balanced nicely with spice and easy-drink. Pretty tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish/amberish/brownish color with a small sized head. Funky, berries, fruity, and some earthiness. Not overly funky and very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Pours a rich hazy pour, good copper and ruby glow, firm haze. A frothy whitish head atop laces ok. Aromas are gentle cherry, sourness, a bit toasty and bready. A bit of lemon, some toast, and lactic presence. Mellow funk, mellow oak. Initial is decent sourness, decent lactic presence, yogurt and lemon, some cherrries. Some toasty and bready malts, gentle oak, mellow sourness. Pretty nice, mellow, gentle oak. Understated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGordianKnot (2) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
Pours a beautiful ruby pink color. Nice crisp currant/cranberry aroma with subtle tartness present. Not quite as sour as I expected knowing this was blended with Oscar, but it makes for an incredibly drinkable beer. Fruity, dry finish, slight funk. Would buy this a lot.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Decostadrinks (12) - - MAY 10, 2013
Pink brown in color, Dark summer fruits, tar and dry. Really nice drinking sour beer from the Funk Festival.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheMurdawg (1) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
Great reddish brown color. Berry aroma. dry. tart. Funky taste from the Brett. caramel malt . A nice dry finish, perfect Summer beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liberalavenger (1) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
A lively sour, in appearance, aroma and taste. It’s very tart, feels like its derived from some nostalgic, dark wild fruit I imagine I found in the woods as a kid. Powerful but not overwhelming. The perfect companion for the patio or wherever summer may find you.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 This beer offers an interesting and complex palate that starts with a sharp, fruity tartness, turns funky, and follows with a nice pale malty flavor. My overall thought is that it is a nice beer that tastes crisp and a bit different, but lacks the punch that I was really hoping for.


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