Cismontane Mesa
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Mesa- A new school testament to the tradition of brewing beer with grapes. It is a blend of 25% Santa Lucia highland Riesling from Mer Soleil Vineyard and 75% Pilsner from Cismontane. This beer is brewed entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops. Soured with Lactobacillus to enhance the natural grape acidity and fermented with a blend of wine and beer yeast. This process highlights the flavors that beer and wine have in common. The collaboration beer made by longtime friends Charlie Wagner and Evan Weinberg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear pale yellow hued body with a medium sized white head that fades. Aromas are of belgian like esters, sauterne or reisling grapes, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, medium acidity, light grain, and a hint of plastic. Flavors show a medium acidity, some fruity sweetness, lots of grape character, bready malt, a bit grainy, estery, tropical fruit. Nice nuanced balance. A touch of DMS. Medium carbonation, a somewhat thin body. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Soapy white foam fades quickly. Clear gold. Peppery and honey aromas - slightly sweet Riesling is definitely there. Light acidity, expected more from the lacto; light lemon; no hops. Nice dryness, low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
This is a strange one for sure. It pours out looking like a classic pilsner but the first aroma and taste is pure white wine. Followed closely by a bit of hops and a pils flavor which is then followed by a slight sour dryness. An interesting experiment but I think the grapes are a touch too much for the base pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
750ml capped. Clear golden, minimal tight white head. Beligian phenols, bright white grape, sweaty wheat, doughy finish. Bright tart and crisp white grape, no mustiness at all. Slight banana, more bright fruity grape, hint of pepper in the finish. Man this is solid and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Green apple sulfur white grapea soft tang definite pilsner notes. Lightly funky. Bright golden pour thin ring. Bready sweet white grape juice soft wine a touch of tang. Definite pilsner notes and white wine. Soft but flavorful. Good stuff great drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
From a bottle poured a straw color with almost no head. Light tart malty flavor with a lingering finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Had this on tap at Beer Rev just before Walker’s Wild Ride got going. Not very good. There were some interesting hints of flavor here and there but it mostly tasted like a glass of chardonnay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Golden beer with a cream head. White grape aroma. Grape and sweet malt flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Chardonnay and light oak lingers with light sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a rather clear golden color with a white head. Pronounced grape aroma, almost like a Sauvignon blanc. Big vanilla sweetness, wood, melon, and some sweet sugar and caramel. Nice tropical fruit notes, too. The flavor is very fruit forward. Lots of wine, plenty of melon, citrus, and tropical fruit. Sweet sugar, some vanilla, and a good wood note. Really thought this was nice, but the mouthfeel was a bit flat and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Beer Rev. Described as a Belgian ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, thats exactly what is was. Aroma and flavor was very consistent...straight up Chardonnay, little Belgian spice and sweetness of candy sugar. Palate was pretty smooth, no bitterness, hardly any carb. I imagine this is somewhat enjoyable for those who love the white wine. As for me, meh. Better than drinking Bud. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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