94pointsSpringdale Friends in Merlot Places

#11 Top 25 beers 2019
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From Springdale, the sister brewery for ale and wild-fermentation experimentation to the lager-centric Jack's Abby Brewing, this oak-aged sour was brewed with California Merlot juice then aged eight to 12 months in red-wine barrels made from French and American oak. The result is a harmonious, vibrant and grapy pour, with assertive vinous aromas of tart raspberry, cherry and balsamic that are partnered with seductive hints of cocoa powder, caramel and raw sweet dough. The palate is light and effervescent, with a tart mouthwatering pucker that leads the finish but is followed abruptly by whispers of sweet oaky spice, cocoa nib and leather. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Rating
    94
  • Alcohol
    9.5%
  • Bottle Size
    500 ml
  • Category
    American Wild Ale
  • Date Published
    7/1/2019
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