A NW style sour blond ale that was barrel aged for a year in French oak. Tart apple, vanillin and soft oak are present upfront. Hints of green apple and sweet green grapes in the first few sips lead to a crisp finish. It’s interesting to note that there was no vanilla added to this; the vanillin comes from the barrel aging in French oak. Also, as this ages over the next two weeks, look for notes of brandy to appear.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oregon Brewers Festival - Portland, OR
Easy drinking summer sour ale. Very tart and super barrel aging.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the barrel house. Pours clear blonde with a nice white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sour apple flavor with lots of oak and a grape finish.
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