The Rare Barrel Founders Club #4: Cosmic Dust

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Golden sour beer aged in oak w/hibiscus, single barrel release

Bottle release 2014, 2015

GABF 2014 Gold

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3.9
nuplastikk (6206) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2017
750ml shared by Levi at Geuzeria End of the bottle. Pleasant apricot tones. Very enjoyable. Tasty.

3.8
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a clear red color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart hibiscus aroma. Fruity sour tart woody hibiscus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody hibiscus finish.

3.7
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Draught at The Rare Barrel in Berkeley. Clear reddish amber. Sour, acidic, vinegar, lacto, fruitiness.

3.9
rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - FEB 15, 2017
From tap at the brewery. Light red ruby color with no head. Light malty and yeasty aroma, funky, tart citrusy fruity, herbal, spicy, veggie, hibiscus, wood. Light sweet and acidic sour taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Draft pour at Rare Barrel during the RateBeer Best 2017 bus tour. 2015 vintage. Slightly hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, lemons, light tart notes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, stone fruit, lemon citrus. Light body with a dry finish.

3.7
anstei (2169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Tap at the brewpub, 2015 vintage. Pours almost clear light red/salmon. Aroma is funk, light oak barrel, and indeed some flowers which could be hibiscus. Body is light, quite sour and really tart, but with a fruity sweet backbone to not lift off the ground. Sweet palate, too. Palate continues and carries the fruit far down the throat.

3.5
nickd717 (4643) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is acetic, funky, floral, slight oak. Flavor is quite acetic, medium sour, citrus bite, not as exciting as some of their beers but fine. Medium bodied, decent bite. Good but not a standout.

3.7
ineedbeer (2147) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
2015 version on tap at the brewery. Aroma is bright with some citrus and light stone fruit notes. Hints of oak with medium light floral hibiscus aromas. Pours a rather clear, brilliant, ruby red color with a small, thin, slightly pink head that disappears immediately. No lacing or legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a bit of a sharpness to it. Some faint grain notes with light oak. Some citrus, pineapple, and underripe stone fruit. Medium light floral hibiscus notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with a medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer with solid hibiscus notes. The base golden sour shows through nicely exhibiting some citrus and stone fruit notes. Acidity is a bit strong and sharp for me though.

3.9
ajnepple (6417) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Backlog from GABF 2016
Hazy golden to orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of floral notes, sour funk, fruity esters, oak and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, leading to an acidic sour finish. Light to medium body with a puckering mouth feel. Good.

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Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Growler poured a clear dark pink with a small lingering pink head. Aromas of straw, hibiscus, citrus and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, hibiscus, citrus and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering citrusy hibiscus finish.


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