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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rampart Junction is our red wine barrel-aged peach sour (Empty Hats is the base beer). After 11 months in red wine barrels, we added 50lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom peaches, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling. The resulting beer is completely saturated with fresh peach flavor & aroma, complimented by a hugely funky aroma & a strong sourness. Rampart Junction is a laser beam of sour peach awesomeness.

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3.6
Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle split at RB Best Encomium share, Santa Rosa, 30/01/16 - Many Thanks ! Reddish amber with a decent beige head. Nose is mellow barrel, oak, red berry pips, citric pissoi, grape must. Taste comprises peach yoghurt, wooded notes, funk, basement, cherry skins, apple core, wood must. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a balanced acidic sign off. Decent enough sour but perhaps lacks a touch of depth ABV considered.

3.9
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2017
750ml bottle acquired long ago on a trade on BA. Almost done with this wacky, crazy series of Modern Times I collected. Pours a darker reddish orange hue, some fiery peach flourish, darker carmelized reddish hue with decent haziness. Frothy tannish head atop is firm, a solid carbonic allure leads to a frothy layer that dies to a skant film, small ringer that laces minimally. Aromas are potent, sour peaches, fleshy and fuzzy, lactic acidity preach. Lemony and citric appeal, tannic red wine tannic oaky appeal move in as we settle, some red grape, gentle fruity appeal, vanilla, wet wood. Mellow funk grows, that base darker sour still shows some of it’s sweeter depth, substantial red wine elements as the lactic and peach edge settles down. Initial is sour and punchy, tannic red wine and punchy lactic acidity combine in a sort of synergy, some punchy tart stone fruit, firm sour and dry peach that coats the palate. Middle shows some of that caramel and toasty malt appeal, vanilla from the barrels, firmer oak and red wine essence that quickly comes in and dries the palate out. This ends up rounded nicely, never turning into a lactic or acedic bomb, this one flows nicely. Certainly a potent and peach driven sourness up front that leads into a more red wine barrel and slightly more rounded Flanders as we press on. Tannic barrel, softened caramel and semi sweet malts, red wine, cobwebs and lingering acidity. An interesting treatment of the base, playing off the contrast of each. Pretty enough slightly muted pour, potent juicy peach and slightly darker cherry and oaky nose. A good flavor and intriguing flow that really works despite a higher ABV than you’d really want on the regular. Fun stuff.

4.5
Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2017
(League pre-tasting): Batch 2: Noyau de pêche en plein ébat, grosses notes vineuses rougeoyante, du chêne et une acidité moelleuse. Le fruit est vigoureux et penche vers la prune par moment. Excellent.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13517) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge thanks! Ahazed amber orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is lovely sweet fruits, tropical mango, jammy plum. Flavour is composed of sweet and sour, puckering citrus, strawberry jam, tangy plum, peach melba. Palate is swet and sour, highish carbonation.

3.7
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks for sharing, Craig. Red grapefruit colored beer with some haze and a white head. Aromas of white wine, peach, and oak come through with just a touch of blue cheese. The flavor is intensely sour. Very big lemon juice and unripe strawberry. Some damp funk and cheese. Nice sweetness of peach and nectarine. Huge lactic sourness of yogurt, too. A touch of red wine vinegar. Pretty intense, but enjoyable.

3.5
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Orange. Funk, wood, flowers, sour, wine.

3.6
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at RBWG. It pours an orange/red color. The aroma is a bit wine-like with some cheesy funk. The flavor is very sour with lots of berries, hint of peach and mostly lemony lactic acid. Pretty good, but basically another lacto bomb. Enjoyable stuff.

4.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750, capped. Wow, thanks, J! Pours an opaque medium amber with soft pink overtones. Dense and creamy tannish fizzy head that fades quickly. Big sharp tangy biting nose, tons of fruit, soft vinegar, lots of tree fruit acidity. Sour peach radness is probably the best deScription anyone could write. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Intensely sour but very natural and fruity mid palate. Biting but backed with natural sweetness. Long fruity fresh acidic biting finish.

4.1
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a hazy orange with small white head. The aroma is peach, funk, oak. Medium mouth, tart peach, oak, acidic but not overpowering, very nice.

4.2
Huhzubendah (3742) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Shared by the man himself. Thanks Mike. Hazy, dark orange body with a thin collar. Peaches, stone fruit, funk, melon. Juicy peaches, sweet fruits. Yeah man. Tasty. Dangerously easy to drink.


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