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Cismontane Mesa
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Very pale golden, bit of a haze and no head - looks a bit like a cider. Nose is cidery - bright and fruit skinny with brash earthy spice. Initial taste is bright pear, blueberry and blanketed yeastiness. Carbonation is very firm and the mouthfeel is worryingly clean. Finishes clean white winey berriness and linger of peary meltedness.

Bottle, Cornelius, Cheers Beers He Hauled from Ireland That I now Know, Swilcan Bridge Tasting

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with no head. Aroma is lemon and coriander. Taste is lemon, lime, slight pepper, hint if coriander and sprite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is light funk, grapes, floral, taste is dry, little fizzy, light fruit.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
bottle at home ... golden amber .. thin white lacing ... soft dry zezty fruit ... light banana nose...ligth fizzy fruits .. zety orange ... odd grassy fruit

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (644) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle pours golden yellow with a very lage white he’s that dies almost instantly. Aroma is light and fruity, definitely get the wine notes, some grassy notes in the background, seems to be a bit of lemon as well. Taste is nice and lightly tart, goes into a sweet white grape taste, nice sweet and tart balance, finishes sweet funky and dry. Very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1119) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fresh fruits Appearance-pale, hazy, no foam Taste-lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-very refreshing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/11/15] Draught at Toronado in San Francisco. Clear golden. Aroma of apples, grapes and white wine. Flavor is yeasty, spicy, slightly sweetish, with a light acidic note with apples and grapes. Medium-bodied. Interesting. Could’ve been nicer if it had more sourness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1297) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
An interesting combo of what might be a pilsner and a cider. Pours An ugly clear yellow with no head. Smells of berries and citrus. Taste is light, dry and fruity. Had on tap at Blueprint Taproom.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ As Cismontane Mesa ].
Clear, sparkling, speaking, a medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, apples - yellow apples, fruit is grape - citrus - apple alike. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet fruit, apple - grapes, dry. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is lively. [20150102]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
22oz bottle at the Kings Arms, London. It pours a clean pale straw color with a small white head. Aroma is winey, dusty, citrusy, vinegarish an lightly grainy. Taste is similarly odd with a mix of tart citrus and bitter grass and grains. Not sure about this one


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