Tag Archives: oak barrel aged

American Solera Bright Black Delight

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak tanks with blackberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A purplish red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Blackberry, mixed berries, berry skin, oak, vanilla and funk.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackberry, tangy mixed berries, vinegar and oak with some light vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice fruity Wild Ale, although I’d prefer it even more if the oak and vanilla flavours were a little lighter.

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American Solera Money Blend

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Farmhouse Ale aged in oak tanks.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle, 2015 vintage, batch 2. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, lightly tart, oak, vanilla and some light citrusy lemon.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, lightly tart, oak, vanilla, stone fruit, white wine along with some light citrus lemon and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nicely balanced Farmhouse Ale with great oaky and vanilla flavours.

American Solera Foeder Apricot

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak tanks with apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, oak and lemon with hints of funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, lemon, oak and vinegar with a touch of almond and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and easy to drink Wild Ale with good sour apricot flavours.

American Solera Cranbarrel

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak barrels with cranberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy red pinkish purple colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Forest berries, lightly tart, raspberry, cranberry and oak with a very subtle hint of almond.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, sour, tart, forest berries, cranberry and oak with a hint of almond.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice easy drinking and relaxing fruit flavoured Wild Ale.

Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Sour ale brewed with Frederiksdal cherries & aged in oak barrels. Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from website) With cherries from the award winning Frederiksdal plantation (situated on the island of Lolland in the very south of Denmark) we proudly present the perfect combination of berries and sour ale;. Spontancherry, aged on oak barrels. With countless notes of flavor and mouthfeel sensations ranging high and low on multiple scales, this is as delicate as it comes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st January 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby purple colour with a thin half finger pink-purple (like beetroot) colour head that dissipated quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherry, raspberry, light funk and a hint of almonds.
Taste: Tart cherry and dark berries with light funk, vinegar and oak. Sweeter to begin, while sour on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, tasty and very easy to drink.