Wise Guise 2018
The Rare Barrel
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A Note on This Beer
The brewers at The Rare Barrel craft Oak-Aged Sour Ales so well that Draft Mag suggested Sour fans “consider making a new friend in Cali or start planning a vacation.” Because that’s the only way most folks will ever get a taste of these tart brews.
But not you, you sly dog. You can pick up a bottle of today’s 4.24 BA-rated Wise Guise Raspberry Red Sour Ale right here, no plane ticket required. With its bright, tart, springtime flavors, this sunshiney Sour is just the thing to help you shake off the dark days of winter and celebrate the change of seasons!
To make Wise Guise, the oak-aging experts at The Rare Barrel took their multiple GABF award-winning, super-jammy Raspberry Dark Sour Ale and blended it with their crisp, clean, house Golden Sour Ale — then they aged it in oak barrels with fresh, California raspberries! The result is brighter and fruitier than a fireworks display at a farmer’s market.
Wise Guise pours sunrise red, erupting with aromas of berry and a hint of wild funk. Take a sip, and tart raspberry swirls across the palate, riding a cascade of sunny citrus flavors from juicy orange to tropical mandarin. Subtle whispers of oak, lemon, and pithy grapefruit linger on the taste buds long after the final sip.
If spring is springing in your corner of America, take a seat in the sunshine and sip on Wise Guise until you’ve forgotten all about winter. And if your neighborhood is still covered in snow, popping this bottle open will at least make things feel brighter.
Rated 4.24 on BeerAdvocate; 4.12 on Untappd