Friday, April 10, 2015
The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen - Golden Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen - Golden Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels.
From the The Rare Barrel website: “Forces Unseen is a blend of three different golden sour beers aged in oak barrels. The forces behind this yeast and bacteria driven sour include a combination of two strains of Brettanomyces, two strains of Lactobacillus, and one strain of Pediococcus. Moderately sour and well-balanced, this golden sour beer has notes of stone fruits and lemon zest.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy light gold color with a small white head leaving nearly no lacing.
Aroma: Brett and Lacto funk, lemon, peach and slight vanilla notes.
Taste: Sour lemon, peach, apricot, vanilla, funky Brett, slight bready malts and mineral flavors.
Overall: Refreshing and crisp, The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen - Golden Sour Beer Aged In Oak Barrels is amazing. This 5.3% ABV offering is a superbly done sour!
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