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Evolution Craft Migration Series (Fall - Chardonnay Barrel)



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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The Fall 2011 installment of our Migration Series is a Belgian-style Pale ale aged in Chardonnay barrels that underwent a secondary fermentation in the barrel from the addition of the yeast strain Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. 1350 Bottles produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours copper orange color with aroma of chardonnay, wood, and yeast. Chardonnay flavor with Belgian yeast, and wood. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
The best of the migration series. Bright, lemony, brett, chardonnay taste. A gusher and overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Received in trade. Just had tonight. Bottle 1305 of 1500. Thank you to a non-rate-beerian. Whoah, where the heck did this come from? Ok, here we go. The appearance was a nice somewhat hazy amber to brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head that must last for at least a good freakiní two minutes before it really dies to a nice coating of head to lacing at the top of the body. The smell - uh... gee weez where do I start, ok, here goes: light somewhat tart to sweet apple to go to a nice pear intake and leading me onto a super nice resusicating sort of intake of a Belgian sort of spices invading the previously stated fruits. The taste - once again, wow, ok, there is a decent sour to tart start to the flavoring but once it starts to warm a bit, it balances out and begins to let the fruits and Belgian spices overtake it a bit. The aftertaste, well, its a good one, hmmm.....everything previously stated does end up leading into this however the finish I get is somewhat dry but nothing misleading. On the palate, there is nothing obscure about this beer as it sits a nice medium on the body but yet still tries to proclaim a decent sessionability about it. Does it? Yeah, in my opinion, it does. Overall, ok, I get it, oaked in Chardonnay barrels and I still get a decent oakiness to it for the most part, complex - sure is! Would I have this again? Sure will, if I could get it again in my distribution. Until then, cheers to the Ratebeerians! Iím glad Iím fully on here now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Red amber color with a medium off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, chardonnay, some sweeter malts, toast, and spices. Taste of citrus, wood, spices, vanilla, and tart, acidic white wine in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
2012 bottle from Capones. Pale amber with a beige head that mostly fades. Fresh with a mild brett aroma, chardonnay, oak, yeast, light sweetness, some funk. Moderate body and carbonation, sweeter then its aroma, more chardonnay on the finish, quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1831) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
750 mL bottle shared by/with Maryland friends, poured into a tasting glass. Fall 2012, Bottle 1377/1400. Pours a hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, wine, sour fruit. Tasting notes of tart fruit, funk, Brett, yeast esters, stone fruit. Medium body with a crisp dry finish. Light to medium carbonation. Tasty and interesting, though I donít think I could drink the whole bottle on my own in one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at tjs. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. The aroma has a ton of funk, a woodiness, a fruitiness. The taste has some wildness to it. Funky, dry, plenty of the chardonnay barrel, a bit spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2014
750 ml. Bottle. Labeled Fall 2012; 1114 of 1400. Poured hazy orange, nice foamy white head. Aroma of wine, wood, yeast and a touch of hops. Taste malty, some wine and a touch of yeast; dry finish. Nice decent beer, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2013 Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is oak and grape. Medium mouthfeel with strong grape and belgian yeast. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap into snifter. Salisbury md Aroma: strong fruit. Grapes. Citrus, grapefruit. yeast. Appearance: cloudy orange/brown. Minimal head. Taste: sweet with a fruity finish. Palate: light medium body. Thin texture. Short finish. Overall: there is a lot to like about this beer. Aroma is great. The flavor and impact is a little weak for me.

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