The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen (Blend 6+)

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98
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style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels.

Editor: This blend is the first that is listed without a specific blend number on Rare Barrel taplists. Our intent is to merge all future blends of this beer unless Rare Barrel labels them in an easily identifiable way.

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koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at Abu’s house after Fury for the Mayweather – McGregor fight on August 26. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice clear golden yellow with a small cap of white head that dissipates with haste, leaving no lace. The aroma is really good. There is a funk and sourness about it, with a hint of stone fruit. I don’t think this has any fruit in it, but it has hints. There is a little more of a breadiness toward the back end, but I like this one. The flavor is just as good. There is a big citrus sourness with a light stone fruit and a hint of funky earth and barnyard. I like it. The mouth feel is a touch syrupy with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly sour citrus and light oak on the finish. This is solid. 8 4 8 4 16

3.8
phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle that I think was shared by JaBier - thanks, Alan! If it was someone else, thanks to you. Anyway, it pours a cloudy gold with a white head that settles into a ring. Notes of lemon and lime citrus, oak, stone fruit, pale malts and dry grains, and acidity. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, fruity mouthfeel. Seems like sort of the baseline RB sour.

3.5
JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle shared by jabier at muckfest. Thanks! The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Mellow funky lemon. Bread and earthy lemon taste. Doughy and vinegar forward. Medium body and high carbonation.

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2017
750ml bottle pours out crisp golden topped with a small white head. Nose is nice funky oak tart some fruit notes. Taste is more of the oak barrel presents funky barrel vanilla and a nice light fruit.

3.7
nickd717 (4901) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Blend 36, bottle. Clear pale golden with a fizzy white head, crazy bubbles. Acetic, mildly funky, light fruit, apricot, peach on the aroma. Flavor is tart and acetic, lactic, biting, clean. Great feel, crisp and lively, just a little astringent. Nice, would be awesome if a little lighter on vinegar.

4
bytemesis (9326) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Tap. Pours clear golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is oaky, vinous, dusty funk, white grape. Flavor is light plus tart, light plus funk, oak and grape. Light plus body. Good chit.

3.9
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody aroma. Fruity sour tart acidic woody citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart acidic woody citrus finish.

3.8
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Draught at The Rare Barrel in Berkeley. Clear golden. Aroma of oak, funk, lacto, fruitiness. Sour flavor, kinda acidic, with some funk and oak. Medium-bodied.

3.7
anstei (2664) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear golden. Aroma is oak barrel, cider, some grapes. Body is light, very sour and rather tart, some low fruit in the back. Dry cider prevails the palate, but the palate stays surprisingly long even while being dry. Quite good.

4.1
rouhlas (3885) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 15, 2017
From tap at the brewery. Clear golden color with white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, light funky, grassy, tart citrusy, lemon, spicy, wood, vinous. Light sweet and moderate acidic sour taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.


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