Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: With redcurrants
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Rips is part of our Vild series, fermented and aged for a long time in oak barrels with mixed house cultures.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 375ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in May 2018, and with a best before date of 2nd May 2028. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear pinkish golden colour with a one finger white head that settled to a ring around the glass with lots of replenishing bubbles, while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries, acidic, vinegary, with some light leathery funk.
Taste: Much like the aroma, tart, sour, mixed berries, vinegary, acidic, oak, light funk, leather, with a lasting sour and acidic punch.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation and an acidic vinegary feel.
Overall: Aromas and flavours were fine and consistent with redcurrant, but the feel was perhaps more acidic and vinegary than I would like it to be. On a side note, the cork seemed like it was going to fall apart on me, and I wasn’t sure it was really necessary for a beer like this.