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Block 15 Golden Canary

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma features citric notes, stone fruits and yeastiness. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is sour, fruity and a hint bready. Crisp, tart, citric finish. Very nice. Bottle shared by landhoney!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a full haze golden, medium white foam. Nose is excellent sweet cream butter, pineapple upside down cake, rich Brett C. Taste is tart, refreshing, some pineapple juice, pina colata, lime. Palate is effervescent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Tart, sweet, sweet tart, fruity, sour. Lightly hazy pale orange golden color, small head. sour , fruity, sweet tart, smooth, malty backbone. In response to Dr. Beechner...nœbody cares what else that guy drank that night. Done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (792) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle in trade, thanks to little bro for giving ok to drink. Pours an orange color, white head. Aroma is tart, sour, fruity, yum. Taste is lite, not too sour, thought would be stronger/more sour. It is more fruity than sour. Real easy drinker. Could drink this in my pool all day. Thanks mike! And this guy below me? What is he talking about? DrewFace, thoughts?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle, b2 ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 9.27.14 ]
Translucent gold-amber, thin puffy white head fizzes, laces well, small but lasting. Moderately bright nose, light peach dominated by the yeast, a heavy brett nose, dusty. Similarly bright nose, more peach, considerable leathery brett, moderate acid and surprisingly high oaky bitterness through the mid, lightly vegetal even. Moderate body finishes slick, undercarbonated, coating the tongue and lightly oppressive.

[ 9.27 Tasting Ranking ]
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pour is a caramel amber, transparent, with a tight white head. Nose is quite bright, lots of peach aromas, leathery brett, lightly dusty. Taste is also fairly bright, lots of peaches, brett is strong, dusty brett, notes of leather. Light body, well carbonated, a bit oily. Flavors are bright and well pulled together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Latic and Brett aromas, light fruit and sour aromas. Flavors, are similar, some full tart fruit tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5961) - 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 (1456) - 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 (5066) - 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.


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