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The Rare Barrel Founders Club #2: Ensorcelled

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Ensorcelled is a blend of our oak-aged red sour beer (Scott Tenorman) and oak-aged black Brettanomyces beer. After blending our red and black sours together, we added raspberries and let the beer age in barrels for a few more months.

Bottle release 2014, 2015

GABF Silver 2015

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2016
courtesy of Arnaud Lambert - cloudy brown beer with a poor head retention; woody aroma with notes of cherries, prunes and mint;fairly sour; full-bodied, dry and with a subtle carbonation; bitter and hugely sour finish of wood, apples and prunes

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours out a cola color topped with a tan ring of a head. Nose is nice raspberry sweetness sour tartness barrel presents. Taste is more of the nice raspberry jam notes some light sweetness blends well with the tart.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1504) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Thanks to Mike for this awesome brew! Un autre grand coup de coeur pour moi lors de cette belle soirée. Robe d’hermine pourpre et soyeuse aux allures de grande noblesse. Mousse généreuse et surprenante en surface. Beaucoup de framboises dans mon verre. Les framboises ont parfaitement fermenté dans ce liquide bien acétique. Une confiture puissante de fruits, des notes lactiques bien présentes sans être non plus démesurées comme elles le sont parfois chez Rare Barrel. Malgré la puissance exercée sur chacun de mes sens, le liquide offre une magnifique complexité. Je sens derrière la framboise une flore bactérienne en folie. Parfaite pour être partagée à trois. À deux ce serait sans doute difficile à boire.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11497) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2016
Draught. Dark amber/brown coloured. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Raspberries, light vinegar, sourness, oak. Flavour. Sourness, brett, light ´vinegar, oak, raspberries. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and full of tart berries. Acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (45155) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Draught @ CBC 2016 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Oksnehallen Vesterbro, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As The Rare Barrel Founders Club #2: Ensorcelled ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, roasted, tart raspberry. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart raspberry, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160514]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (444) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Tap at CBC 16, red session. Fruity. Aroma of raspberries and lemon with wooden notes. Some brett too. Mainly zesty sour taste. A good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8257) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2016
750 ml bottle to snifter, shared with the Mrs (2016 vintage; from notes). This batch is 6.2% abv. Looks decent; a murky dark amberish brown with beige head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells and tastes extremely lactic with lots of raspberry and some oak as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, tart, and mouth-puckeringly acidic. An enamel ripper sipper that I ended up enjoying. One pour is plenty though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3183) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Turbid brown pour. Aromas of raspberry jam and cocoa powder. Taste is quite sour but one of the better dark sours I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2264) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
bomber shared that poured a dark brown color with slight head. the aroma was amazing. funk, tart, woody, berries, earth, oak. the flavor was all that and more. never quite had a sour like this one. all of those elements came together as one and the raspberries and the oak are marvelous together. excellent job.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Red session. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of funk, wood, berries, malt. Taste of sweet raspberries, dry barnyard, very funky, oak. Smooth and crisp, well balanced mixture of berries and lightly sour elements with a spicy kick. An amazing beer!


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