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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Vintage 7.22.09

This is a Belgian-style Saison that has been aged for over 12 months in a Louis Latour pinot noir barrell. Saisons are a Belgian farmhouse style of beer that uses a unique yeast strain. Originally this yeast most likely came from a winery as it behaves in interesting, unpredictable ways. It produces an amazing amount of flavors. Its complexity is unmatched casting off enigmatic notes of tropical fruit, minerals, earth and various spices.

After the beer’s initial fermentation we filled a used French oak wine barrel from Louis Latour that had held a pinot noir for several years with the beer. As the beer aged in the barrel it picked up intense jammy flavors from the wine, big oak from the barrel itself and became something completely new from being in the Cellar for over a year. This beer has a lot of character and is both intense and nuanced in flavor.

Grain: Pilsner, Vienna, malted Wheat and raw Wheat

Hops: Czech Saaz, Zeus, Cascade

OG: 19.5 Plato


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: House of Louis
Date: March 05, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Words: cinq aged in a Louis Latour pinot noir barrel for over 1 year
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet wine and oak aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, winey sweetness, growing grape character as it warms, light oak, a bit of spicyness comes through

Name: House of Louis
Date: August 11, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 3.6
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, creamy beige head, sticky sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet winey aroma, nice grape, light spicyness
Flavor: grape jelly flavor, lots of fruityness, light balancing spicyness

Name: House of Louis
Date: February 09, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
grape character still rules, plenty of oak, spicyness is very light,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Appearance: Served a matte mahogany-hued body with a small-sized, white head.

Smell: Raw oak well moistened with red wine in the aroma, notes of spice and spicy-scented herbs with a hint of berries, maybe red currants. Low touch of cooked honey.

Taste: A leading taste of tart-tasting red wine dosed with a small sprinkling of wild berries. A big burst of tannic, vanilla-hinting oakiness follows. A glaze of sweet honey atop pils, pale malts. Hint of sliced peaches dosed with alcohol. Then a touch of fruit loaf dusted in earthy spices. Quite warming at the end with a taste of mulled wine.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Good stuff. The original Cinq Saison was a nicely complex brew, but this really takes it up a notch.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
on tap. pours a deep red with a slim off white head. lovely aroma with the pinot barrel coming forward with lingering fruit and spice notes. full body with an abundance of alcohol heat. the strongest tasting Saison I’ve had to date. Layers of oak, red wine, spice and dark fruits mingle throughout the mouth. Sweet and hot finish with more barrel notes. Not as carbonated as most in the style. Very enjoyable beer.


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