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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
1st rating. From bottle shared by mspindler. Hazy golden yellow pour with a big fizzy white head that dissipates in a few seconds. Lots of apricot and funk in the aroma. Taste is sour upfront on the tongue with a sweet apricot dry finish. This is very well balanced for a sour. Glad I bought my full allotment today at the release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition. Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head. Aroma of apricot, lactic tartness, stone fruits, oak and slight candied peaches. The taste is extremely sour with notes of vinegar, apricot, oak and funk. I was surprised by this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1981) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy yellow/orange with a small white head. Aromas of apricots, candy, vinous, citrussy, lemony, funky, lactic. Taste has apricots, grapes, oak, lactic tartness, lemons, funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a hazy yellow topped with a white fizzy head. Nose is big stone fruit tart apricot peach some oak barrel and a nice light sweetness aswell..taste is more of the heavy stone fruit rich oak barrels and plenty tart sweet mix. Very well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow with a thick white head that falls down slowly to a thin cap. The aroma is full of apricot and wine. There is a light grain and oak with this that is a little interesting. The flavor is good. There is a resounding tart apricot skin and flesh up front. The vinousness makes an appearance, and there is a hint of funk and vinegar. There is a nice barrel to it, and the fruit really does shine nicely. The mouth feel is crisp and clean with a bright effervescent carbonation and a lingeringly tart and sour apricot flesh lingering on the finish. I love the sourness on the back end of this one. It makes my mouth water and just want more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is apricot, funk, sour, tart, good. Appearance is golden amber, slight haze, white head. Taste is apricot, sour, funk, skins, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, apricot and super sour aftertaste. Overall, solidly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
2016 bottle. Medium yellow in color. Very cloudy but not quite opaque in a small tulip; it settles some after a few minutes. The head is white, medium-sized and fairly fizzy. Lots of apricots in the aroma. Fairly juicy. Strong acid note, mostly lacto in character, mild vinegar. Moderate to medium oak. Taste has medium acidity. It’s fairly sour but not mouth-numbingly so. Pretty nice fruit flavor. Good bit of under ripe apricot. Stronger vinegar acidity in the taste than aroma, particularly comes out as the beer warms a bit. Pretty big lemon. Some yogurty flavor, as well. Light to medium body. Oaky aftertaste. The sourness gets a bit intense as the beer warms, but it’s rather nice at first. Solid but not great sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1860) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Poured from a 2016 vintage bottle. Aroma is rather apricot forward with some light pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Light oak notes with a bit of a grainy bread character. Pours a very hazy, pale yellow straw color with a medium sized, thin, white head that recedes to a thin film that lingers a bit thicker on the edges. Light lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a a light sweetness. Some light grain notes with medium oak character. Moderate apricot notes though not as strong and bright as in the aroma. Light bitterness with some tannins from the oak and apricot skins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice apricot beer with a balanced, but strong acidity. Some nice, balanced oak notes. Acidity is a bit strong perhaps, but still a very nice apricot sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition!! Featuring Zakoon and Aaron. Cloudy yellowish pour with a small head. Tast as f***. Juicy apricots, funk, stone fruits and light acidic notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1766) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition!! Featuring Zakoon and Aaron. This one was an extra from a trade with Craig. Pours a hazy yellowish with a white, rather fizzy head. Aroma has funk, stone fruit, peach, aprictot, oak, super fresh fruity, but also some sweeter, spicy notes like vanilla, maybe even some cardamum. Taste is extremely sour! Burning sour, vinegary, grapes, lemon, poison. Tastes really good, but it’s slightly over the top. High carbonation and a burning, juicy body. Drinking this with apologies to my dentist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2016
first bottle of the petrol sit in .. . tangy, bright, and slutty. very satisfying .. . pink and foam from baby beach, tasty apricots.. very full and smiles .. great brew .. . . you won’t eat our meat but you glue with our feet.

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