Home >

Block 15 Golden Canary

Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
A blend of sour Golden ales from our Wild cellar. Matured 4, 9, 14, & 20 months in Pinot Noir Oak Barrels with various strains of Brettanomyces (wild yeast), and acid producing bacteria’s Lactobacillus & Pediococcus. Pours a hazy gold notes of citrus, tropical fruit, barnyard, oak barrel and grapes. Wonderfully sour with a puckering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On firkin during Bailey’s Taproom’s Seventh Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. With red currants. Deep dark peach color. Aroma is sour peach, oak, tart yeast, and currants. Taste is similar to aroma, with added notes of grape, red wine, and cherry. Complex fruity sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and citrusy tart nose. Sour fruit and malt flavor with a sour lactic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
375 ml bottle that made the rounds at Muckfest 2014. Pours a hazed gold color with no head. Notes of lemon citrus, apricot, lactic and bretty funk, oak, grass, florals, and some sharp acidity. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a funky, acidic mouthfeel. Pretty nice sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2156) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Damm nice Brett character, sharp acidic, golden color slightly hazy, lemon, Fruity, light tropical fruit, sharp finish, clean, whole Lotta awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
At Seth’s with Seth Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours neon orange with no citrus. Aroma is medium acidity, orange, apricot, light melon and fruits. Taste is light acidity, apricot, light smooth tangerine. Very nice sour love it, but a little heavy in acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at the Brewery, 2014 vintage. Pours a clear golden color, small amount of white head. Aroma citrus, tangerine, some lacto but not overwhelming, body slightly lively, some tartness to finish. Just a really well balanced sour, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour. Gold with a small head. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose. Funky yeast flavors. Moderately tangy citrus. Tart finish. Light finish, soft carbonation. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our Bruce. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Sourish lemon. Lesser grapfruit. Touch of worcester sauce. Crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Off the menu offering from Bruce at that crazy mega tasting. It pours deep golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is soft, earthy, toasty, sherbet, tangy orange, sour candy and hay. The taste is crisp, tart, sour peach, apricot, old fashioned lemonade, oak, vinous notes, some acidity and minerals with a dry, tart finish. Nice sherbet character. Crisp, tart and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle at the Big Friday Brokeback Tasting, massive thanks to Bruce once again for digging more good stuff out that wasn’t on the list and keeping my OR ticks going - 03/01/14. Murky orange amber with little in the way of a head or covering. Nose is tarte citric fruit, damp hay, orange pith, bittern apricot, straw, musty. Taste comprises orange pith, dank tropical notes, straw, light sweat, dried apricot, hint of alcohol peeping through. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure. Decent sour but not a top draw offering.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50