Boatrocker Funky Acid Red & Feijoa & Rhubarb Wild Ale

Style
Flanders Red & Fruited Wild Ale
ABV
Both 6.5%

The sour beers came in two by two... At least that seems to be Boatrocker's preferred habit these days. And given the tendency of such beers from a barrel program now seven years old to hit the mark, why the hell not?

Funky Acid Red is another in the brewery's canon of Flanders red style releases and one that reaches the furthest into the depths of their barrels: the liquids here range from 12 months to six years in age so you head in expecting complexity – and that's what you get out. Pouring a cloudy, ruddy hue, you'll unearth lively plum and red berry jam aromas, rum-soaked sponge biscuits, dark fruits, intense, rind-heavy marmalade, deep, sticky, treacle-toffee malts, leather and ingrained oak. For all that, the acid is present from start to finish, like the ringmaster who refuses to cede the centre of the ring but allows everyone else their brief turn in the spotlight.

When it comes to the Feijoa & Rhubarb Wild Ale I have to hold my hands up and admit I've not consumed much of the former; in fact, there's a good chance I've only ever had feijoa in beer. What I can say is this is another Boatrocker wild ale with an intense, prickly, sweet and bracing acidity coming at you with dukes raised. There's an intense kiwifruit character and elements reminiscent of white wine too.

One for fans of potent sours. Or with which to surprise someone who's never had such a beer so you can sit back and wait for their face to contort as soon as sip passes lips.

James Smith

Published May 19, 2020

Name
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers
Address

34 & 51 Macbeth Street
Braeside
VIC 3195

Phone
0438 394 972
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 2pm to 11pm
Saturday: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm

Tours

By appointment

CBCo Goldy

More from Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

Boatrocker Fat Santa 2023
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Vanilla & Tonka Beans
10.8%
Boatrocker Hoppen Poppe, Mojo & Double Happiness
Hoppy Belgian Blonde, Cherry Cola Sour & Raspberry Sour Ale
6.2% & 4.8% & 6.8%
Boatrocker Barrel-Aged ESB, Ramjet 2023 & Blazing Saddles
Barrel-Aged Beers As Described
8.5% & 10.8% & 9.8%
Boatrocker Old Brown Ale & Chocolate Stout
English Brown Ale & Chocolate Stout
5.5% & 6.1%
Boatrocker Flux Capacitor, Wildeberry 2022 & Mojo
Various Styles As Indicated
9.2% & 6.2% & 4.8%
Boatrocker Ramjet 2022
Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
11.1%
Boatrocker Double Barrel & Demi-Jaune (with Crittenden Estate)
Wild Whisky Ale & Wild Italian Grape Ale
5.5% & 8.6%
Boatrocker Straight To VHS, Hello Stranger, Oakey Dokey & Roger Ramjet '22
ESB, Red IPA, Oaked Stout & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
5.5% & 6.0% & 7.5% & 10.6%
Boatrocker Tennessee & Kentucky Reds
Double Barrel-Aged Flanders Red
Both 6.4%
Boatrocker Mojo Cherry Cola Sour
Cherry Cola Sour
4.8%
Boatrocker Conehead IPA & Faith
West Coast IPA & Belgian Tripel
6.2% & 9.2%
Boatrocker House Rosé & Friends
Barrel-Aged Wild Ales
All 6.2%
Boatrocker Gaston & Funky Monkey '21
Barrel-Aged Brett Saison & Barrel-Fermented Wild Ale
10.6% & 6.2%
Boatrocker Nordjet 2021
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Liquorice
11.0%
Boatrocker & Blackhearts & Sparrows Wildheart #2
Barrel-Aged Blended Ale
Boatrocker La Fleur, Harmonious Funk & Sterk & Donker 2020
Wild Ales & Barrel-Aged Belgian Dark
6.2% & 6.2% & 11.2%
Boatrocker & Crittenden Estate Jaune
Wild Ale with Grapes
9.4%
Boatrocker Ramjet 2020
Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
11.8%
Boatrocker & Carwyn Cellars JackJet 2020
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
11.3%
Boatrocker KP's & Banshee 2020 & Wildecherry 2020
Barrel-Aged Beers
5.0% & 11.9% & 6.5%