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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37272) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15702) - 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 it’s soft, with low bitterness; you can feel the grapes, but it doesn’t 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13358) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13132) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12169) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours brilliant gold with a slight creamy white head. Aroma of grapes. Med minus body. Flavor is white grape and suggestions of tropical fruits. Mild lactic sour notes. Very light and delicate. The sour/tart tends to drift away. A very pleasant beer. Tho the flavors are mild they make a statement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , 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 (8950) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (8010) - 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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