Beer Review: THE RARE BARREL QUITE SOMETHING

Beer Review: THE RARE BARREL QUITE SOMETHING

The Rare Barrel Quite Something stands out as a golden sour beer from the DAN Beer Reviews, fermented with a mix of unique microorganisms and aged in French Bordeaux wine barrels. The journey through this beer promises a delicate interplay of oak, crisp grapes, and fresh berries, blurring the lines between beer and wine.

Tasting Experience

The amber-gold pour with a fleeting head that vanishes swiftly reveals a rather translucent body. This visual presentation sets the stage for what’s to come.

Aroma

The fragrance offers a mild fruity note reminiscent of green white grapes, accompanied by musty oak and a hint of berry yogurt. The olfactory experience primes the palate for the complexities that follow.

Taste

The flavor profile hits the senses with a bold entrance of sour fruits, featuring unripe raspberries and tart white grapes. The malt character, very dry with a subtle sourdough bite, complements the moderate tannins, steering clear of excessive woodiness. The finish, marked by a lingering berry twang, leans more towards sour than tart on the flavor spectrum.

Texture and Overall Impression

Mouthfeel

The mouthfeel is characterized by a puckering sensation, denoting a medium-bodied beer with low carbonation. A faint scratch in the throat adds a touch of texture to the overall experience.

Final Verdict

In the grand scheme of craft brews, The Rare Barrel Quite Something emerges as a very pleasant and enjoyable option. Drawing comparisons to a lively batch of Russian River Temptation, it manages to capture attention with its complexity and refined flavor profile. The beer presents itself as more than just a beverage, offering an experience that lingers on the palate and leaves a mark in the ever-expanding world of sour ales.

Modern Table

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
DAN Beer ReviewsSour AleN/AThe Rare Barrel