Calicraft Buzzerkeley Red Label (Tart & Jammy)


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Buzzerkeley Red Label is the sociability of beer with the sophistication of wine. Fresh-pressed Napa and Sonoma red wine grape skins give depth to the effervescence of Sparkling Ale (translation: beer fermented with wine yeast). Boysenberry, dark cocoa and rye spice shine through layered tannin structure. Fruit-forward and dry, this ale blurs the line between beer and wine.

Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Petit Verdot and Dry Creek Zinfandel

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3.4
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 25, 2016
On tap at the Calicraft Taproom. It pours a hazed amber red color with an off white head. The aroma is buttery with toasted malt, berries and grape. Not great. The flavor is mildy tart and very thick on the palate. Thick with berries and malt. It has a nice level of berry tartness with hints of orange. Sweet malts throughout. Too thick of a mouthfeel, but the flavor was much better than the aroma IMO.

3.4
marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours caramel with a huge beige head and a fruit and chocolate aroma. There is a flat slightly sour fruit and malt flavor with a dry bitter winey finish.

3.4
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle @ Whole Foods - Berkeley. Didn’t realize they did beer tastings here. Sort of a reddish copper colored beer with some off-white foam. A lot of berry and grape juice. Sort of a tangy quality to it, but not overly sour. Has some dry and almost astringent qualities to it. Wood and fruit skins are prominent. Moderate sweetness of raspberry and grains. Okay.

3.3
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Honey and light red wine aroma with light yeastiness. Yeast and bready flavor up front that becomes fruitier - red fruit and light wine. Medium bodied. Honey and malt linger with yeast and light red wine.

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bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark orangey copper with a beige/tan head. Aroma is floral, and it does smell somewhat like berry jam. Not sure what kind of berry. Med body or so. Flavor is rather red berry, and there’s some earthy woodiness. Arguably a bit tart, but not strongly so. It’s a very nice thing - finishing fruity towards dry, but not very bitter. If bitter even applies. It’s more of a woody mild astringency. Tastes very good.


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