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Cismontane Mesa
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
14 karat pour with an ivory fizz. So complex; earthy, tart, fruity, and funky! Ample carbonation and highly drinkable...yum!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
750ml capped. Clear golden, minimal tight white head. Beligian phenols, bright white grape, sweaty wheat, doughy finish. Bright tart and crisp white grape, no mustiness at all. Slight banana, more bright fruity grape, hint of pepper in the finish. Man this is solid and unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11494) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Green apple sulfur white grapea soft tang definite pilsner notes. Lightly funky. Bright golden pour thin ring. Bready sweet white grape juice soft wine a touch of tang. Definite pilsner notes and white wine. Soft but flavorful. Good stuff great drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear pale yellow hued body with a medium sized white head that fades. Aromas are of belgian like esters, sauterne or reisling grapes, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, medium acidity, light grain, and a hint of plastic. Flavors show a medium acidity, some fruity sweetness, lots of grape character, bready malt, a bit grainy, estery, tropical fruit. Nice nuanced balance. A touch of DMS. Medium carbonation, a somewhat thin body. Interesting beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods sacramento. Pours clear golden with a disappearing white head and a white grape aroma. There is a tart grape flavor that turns sgar sweet then dry and bitter. Very complex and unusual.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8658) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , 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.


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