Cismontane Mesa
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   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.

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   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4063) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. My first from this brewery and not a very impressive start. Cloudy orang appearance .Flat with virtually no head. Sharp with a bitter edge. A strange drinking experience that I wouldn’t like to repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1361) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
500 ml bottle, No. 2, 12/19/13:B2 printed on the label. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a clear gold with about an inch white head that fizzled away very quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Minutes after pouring the beer, it’s still easy to see a bunch of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to the top. The brew smells like sweet and doughy malt, white grapes/wine, apples, and pilsner malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some tart green apple, orange peel and pear flavors noticeable. It’s sweeter tasting than I expected it to be. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s refreshing and well carbonated. I’m still not sure what I think of this, too bad I only had this one bottle. I do know that I enjoyed it, and it’s definitely worth a try! $9.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12963) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottled (500ml, ABM, BBE 12/2014)
Hazy yellow color, no head. Dry green apple, white wineous grapey aroma. Sweet, a pike of tartness. Light to medium bodied. Green apple, white wine, grainy pilsnery notes, light tropical fruityness. This blend works nicely. Refreshing, perhaps a bit tartness would make this even better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6876) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6395) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3935) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5900) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1681) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15834) - , 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.

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