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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (976) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
From a bottle and cloudy pale appearence.A white minium head.Sour and fruity flavor.Also fizzy and slick texture.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2282) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle shared in line at New Glarus. Cloudy light amber / yellow pour. Massive apricot nose and taste. Bright lactic acidity. Sounds like some of the bottles have gone bad? I really enjoyed my small pour. Funk and complexity and a lot of fruit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG, grand tasting
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody and soy sauce. Taste is woody, leather and soy sauce
Not good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9730) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out tart apricots and light funk. Flavour is quite bright, with very tart apricots, sour funk, and light acidity. Not overly complex but the flavours present are very cohesive. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1938) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Steasy66 (1086) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8610) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2173) - 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,

3.6
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11042) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4929) - 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.


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