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Block 15 Golden Canary

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle to snifter (2014 vintage shared with the Mrs; thanks newcigarz). Looks good; a hazy fuller orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart and funky with notes of oak and citrus with a vinous body in the background. Tastes like it smells with a solid medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1373) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4887) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6517) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2172) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (791) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4610) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6871) - 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.


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