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Cismontane Mesa
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


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4
   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Stateside Craft, pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny head. Aroma brings out lemon lime notes, with a touch of fruit. Flavour is rather bad, with light acidic citrusy notes and juiciness. Rather thin and apple juice-like. Not very complex or interesting, but still solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Draught, Stateside Craft.
Pale and hazy. Massive head died instantly. Has a vinous nose and taste, not surprisingly. Spicy, gin-like notes on the nose. I’m thinking some farmhouse thing. Nice pale malts, fruity white wine...odd and unique. The balance is really good, a nice marriage of wine & beer, owing to a lot of residual malt sweetness and Belgian yeast esters.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours cloudy lime-golden color with no head. Spicy and very lemony aroma, yeast and wood also. Lemon, spices and orange peel on the flavor, faint yeasty notes and rice. Very lively, perhaps too lively, feels a bit thin. A bit disappointing but a decent Berliner Weisse -like brew.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
500ml bottle

Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of tropical fruity hops, vinous notes, grapefruit, spices, lactic yeastiness and tartness. Taste is vinous, juicy and fruity with some grapes, berries and malts. Finish is vinous, tartish and fruity. Quite vinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5793) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has soapy citrus, spices and grassy hops. Also grapefruit and oat porridge. Flavour is tart with citrus, grapefruit, white wine and some green apples. Too acidic for me and lemon is also too overwhelming here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden yellow with a thin white head..Nose is grape skin, grape juice, funk, grass, some lacto..Taste is funk, grape skin, spice, grape juice, more juice, grass, apple juice, nice soft carbonation..Very solid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
26th July 2014
Hazy pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light ad crisp and a little dry. Light lagerish malt. Light grapes and a little champagne like acid crispness. Light finish. Clean, crisp and drinkable and an intriguing hybrid beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of grapes, tropical fruit, pineapple, light grain and a hint of florals. The taste was of fruit, grapes, bready malts, grain and florals. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8608) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy yellow. Nose/taste of grape, wine, oak, light tart, sour lemon and funk. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8264) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
On draught at House Beer. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that recedes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of vine fruits, yeast and malt. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of oak, doughy malt and yeast. The finish is mildly tart with a white wine and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.


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