Yazoo / New Belgium Embrace The Funk Series: Rufus

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Embrace the Funk series Collaboration at Yazoo Brewing Company with New Belgium for Craft Beer Week. A wild sour deep red ale consisting of a Blackberry and Black Currant Wheat beer base from Yazoo 100% fermented with 2 strains of Brettanomyces. Blended with oak aged sour brown ale from New Belgium.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostbear12 (3) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2013
lively citrus, hillside aroma; muddy red appearance; mildly- sour taste, heavy on the funk; late summer berry aftertaste; minimal head from draft at Young Avenue. Very drinkable, does not pack a wallop. Perfect at room temp on 68 degree day in Memphis.

JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Pour from bottle. Red brownish pour, with an off white head. Funky, some cherry, lemon, moderately sour, yogurt, and mild oak. Not too sour, ok.

djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Poured at What the Funk,pours a cloudy ruby with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherries, wheat, funk, oak. Thin mouth, strong funk, oak, light fruit, toast, light tartness, good.

wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tasted on 5/4/14 on draft at the Yazoo tap room. Pours cloudy amber, red with a thick white head that leaves sticky, average lace. The nose is tart with a dark balsamic note, plenty of funk, some dark bread, and a black raspberry aroma. The flavor is pretty aggressively sour up front with the sour brown ale base along with a ton of funky brett, a touch of darker balsamic, and the same tart, black raspberry. The body is medium with some nice tannin, average carbonation, and a long tart balsamic and fruity finish.

daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Reddish pour. Nice lactic sourness up front. Some lemony notes, cherry, lightly toasted grain poking around, yeasty. Not overly sour, great funky notes. Good stuff.

Suttree (6521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Sampled at Bearden Beer Market / Embrace The Funk event. Murky red, with a white head. Smells citrusy tart, with notes of raspberry, stone, and balsamic vinegar. Nicely sweet, vinegary flavors mixed with peppery fruit notes. Some woody, oaky notes in the finish.

Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Growler at Home with friends, courtesy of curtismcarthur . Big thanks for this one man!!! Pour is hazy pinkish-amber with a small cream head and decent lacing. Cranberry, raspberry, nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, graham crackers, light strawberry, and a touch of funk in the aroma. Taste is red wine vinegar, raspberries, blackberries, spicy, nutmeg, peppery, tannic, and fruity with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Not overly sour, balanced nicely with spice and easy-drink. Pretty tasty stuff.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish/amberish/brownish color with a small sized head. Funky, berries, fruity, and some earthiness. Not overly funky and very easy to drink.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Pours a rich hazy pour, good copper and ruby glow, firm haze. A frothy whitish head atop laces ok. Aromas are gentle cherry, sourness, a bit toasty and bready. A bit of lemon, some toast, and lactic presence. Mellow funk, mellow oak. Initial is decent sourness, decent lactic presence, yogurt and lemon, some cherrries. Some toasty and bready malts, gentle oak, mellow sourness. Pretty nice, mellow, gentle oak. Understated.

TheGordianKnot (2) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
Pours a beautiful ruby pink color. Nice crisp currant/cranberry aroma with subtle tartness present. Not quite as sour as I expected knowing this was blended with Oscar, but it makes for an incredibly drinkable beer. Fruity, dry finish, slight funk. Would buy this a lot.

Decostadrinks (12) - - MAY 10, 2013
Pink brown in color, Dark summer fruits, tar and dry. Really nice drinking sour beer from the Funk Festival.

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