Style: American Wild Ale
The Rare Barrel Ensorcelled
What the brewers say
“Ensorcelled is our dark sour aged in oak barrels with raspberries. Decadent, rich, and jammy, Ensorcelled will remind you of a chocolate raspberry tart dessert.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderately strong raspberry, light jammy, light sweaty Brett goodness, dark cherry. Lots of raspberries, but they still let some nice earthy/woody character come through.”
Flavor: “Strong berry with light acidity, moderate-to-strong tannins, and a bit of barrel character (coconut, oak tannin). The wild character comes through nicely as lactic acid, with woody and earthy notes. Slight malt note with a touch of caramel and a sweetness in the aftertaste that plays with the sour in a nice way. Love the deep fruit notes.”
Overall: “Big berry with Brett to back it up, although the berry character is stronger than the Brett and Lacto characteristics. A great beer for introducing wine folks to sour beer because of the strong structure and balanced tannins. Sharp sourness with moderate tart lactic notes and just the right sweetness. This is an enjoyable fruit sour that delivers a healthy portion of berry with nice layers of sourness on top.”
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