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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Chandelle Just as a pilot perfectly balances the climb and turn of his aircraft when performing the Chandelle, this oak-aged sour ale represents the perfect balance of fruit and funk. To create Chandelle, we filled oak barrels with Polycot (our Local Fields Series wheat beer brewed with locally grown apricots) and then added fresh apricots, brettanomyces yeasts and souring bacteria. Additional apricots were added to the barrels during the twelve month aging process. The result is a bright golden liquid with a fulsome apricot aroma. This beer delivers a zesty tang to the palate, balancing the fresh flavors of the fruit with a pleasantly sour taste created by the wild yeast and bacteria. Chandelle will age nicely for up to a year. Additional Information: Chandelle: Consists of a maximum climb, maximum bank combination to obtain the greatest altitude gain for a given airspeed and at the same time making a 180° course reversal.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours clear yellow with a nice head, aroma is apricot sour some tangerine obviously acetic. Taste is nose but as it warms it becomes much smoother and fruitier. palate is nice and thin. A really nice sour quite refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Just nasty. Acetic acid bomb. I love that the description claims perfect balance because this is exactly the opposite. This is just sour, nothing else, no funk, hints of apricot. I had this 5 hours ago and my teeth still hurt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1934) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle..Pour is yellow with a thin head..Nose is funk, apricot, spice, oak, fruits..Taste is light sharpness, lactic funk, dry. Some faint diacetyl, apricot,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow. Nice aroma of sour lemon and light malt. Flavor matches. Very well balanced sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle: Thanks to either Ron or Jeff... I forgot! Bottle 97 of 1174. The color of ripe apricots (so cliché); golden, yellow-orange, super opaque & dense in color with a loud, fizzy, stark white head that disappears almost instantly. Tons of milky, lactic sourness & barnyard hay funk in the aroma. Tart apricot juice, soaked oak, a touch of earthy nuttiness, sweet-tarts, yogurt, a hint of lemon acidity. Tastes like over-ripened apricot juice. Bruised apricot mixture of sweet & lightly tart, underlying grass & earthiness, hints of rotten fruit skin towards the finish. Hints of lemon, lactic acid, & some drying wet oak that coats the palate in the aftertaste. Almost more of a juice than a beer, but damn tasty... Since, you know, juice is good & all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1787) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
750ml, 2014 Thanks for opening Jeremy. Tons of sour peach/apricot. Quite a bit of lactic acid. Not the most complex thing out there, but I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8101) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Bottle sample at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at Public House in San Francisco. Cloudy yellow. Lovely aroma, lactic, with apricots and some funk. Sour flavor, lemony, puckering, lactic, with apricots. Leaves the mouth dry. Light to medium-bodied. Great and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle, peach tasting. Pours hazy yellow peach, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is Brett, lemon, fruity, funk. Light sweet, medium tart. Flavor is odd citrus, fruity, lemon funky, oak, some apricot as it warms. Light body, acidic. Better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5307) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy yellow with no head. The aroma is strong apricot, oak, light funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice sourness, apricot, light oak, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4484) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Yellow bubbly pour. Fruit, peach, tart sour aromas. Sour flavors, great citrus and peach tones. Mouth puckering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (10429) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of apricot, sour fruit, oak, apricot pit, white wine and lemon. medium body.

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