Review: The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home
88 out of 100
The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home

Style: Golden Sour

ABV: 5.4 IBU: 45

88/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home

What the brewers say

“A golden sour beer fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. Aged in oak barrels with peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. This beer reminds us of a freshly baked peach cobbler.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Wonderfully rounded mix of fruit and spice with a touch of freshly toasted blueberry bagel. Ripe berry and rich oak notes as it warms.”

Flavor: “Big puckering sour followed by a nice boysenberry flavor. Finished with a nice tart and dry finish. The oak adds a nice complexity without overpowering it. The flavors blend and meld in a sophisticated yet enticing way.”

Overall: “On the very acidic side but has a lovely tart berry flavor. Great blend and flow of flavors with just a touch of oak. It’s a bright, complex, and distinct beer with a tartness that will please most acid heads.”

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