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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7536) - 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. Couldíve 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 (1212) - 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 (37673) - 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 (3545) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Draught at Stateside, Vancouver
Hazy deep blond color. Fruity, grapey aroma, light vinegar. The mouthfeel is not exactly sweet, but itís soft, with low bitterness; you can feel the grapes, but it doesnít have the kind of kick that other breweries like Montegioco have when making these crossovers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Loads of dry grape, very champagne like. Heavy on the acidic side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4157) - 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 wouldnít like to repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1479) - 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, itís 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 thereís also some tart green apple, orange peel and pear flavors noticeable. Itís sweeter tasting than I expected it to be. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís refreshing and well carbonated. Iím still not sure what I think of this, too bad I only had this one bottle. I do know that I enjoyed it, and itís definitely worth a try! $9.99 a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13446) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (8281) - 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.


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