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Block 15 Golden Canary

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (882) - 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 (660) - 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 (4292) - 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 (14286) - , 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 (6158) - 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 (7904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Another off the list bottle at this big ass tasting. Cheers Bruce! Pours hazy golden with a dense white head. Nose is very tangy and tarty, full of sourness, touch sugary, tropical fruit forward. Taste is very tropical and full of lemon rind. A good tanginess to it. Very clean and quaffable. Solid as

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
An off-the-list bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours hazy, rich gold with a fine, creamy white head. Nice aroma, some sweaty citrus, tangy lemon, mandarin orange. Light sweet flavor with assertive tangy lemon, minimal rindy bitterness, sweat, straw, tangerine, salt. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Clean finish, loads more tart lemon and mandarin orange, little to no bitterness. Beautiful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
375ml capped bottle, thanks Todd. Tart lemon, pale malt, punky white oak, Brett character, light chalk and faint acetone as it warms. Tight prickly carbonation and some body to it...creamy feeling. Tart lemon, white grape skin, white oak, Brett funk and dryness, pale malt. Crisp, tart, clean finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Funky woody tangy light fruit amd acidic notes on the nose. Woody pineapple pear and white wine barrel. Pours hazy golden thin white head. Flavors of tangy lemon acidity wood sour pineapple white wine dryness. Pretty damn tangy upon first sip it balances out as i drink more. Interesting. Nice carbonation. Good stuff. Rare too.

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