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Midnight Sun 2014 Alaskana Series: Cache

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Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bierre de Garde, aged in oak barrels. Say "Ca$H", not "cash-AY." Happy Solstice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Amber pour. Some wood apple and tartness aroma. Pear apple oak and some tart flavors but minimal. Light body and livEly carbonation. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 28, 2014
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark hazy brown color with a thin half finger white foamy head that must have stuck for at least a good three minutes. Wow, nice retention. The lacing seemed to be slightly minimal, no worries, it mostly looked good to me. The smell had a nice malted fruit - pear and granny Smith apples, light clove - like spice. But then a nice sweet citrus came in a nice way. The taste was sweet with a nice light spice, light apple, and clove spice. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation seemed barely there, however, no worries, as this one had a really nice citrus to spice rolling over my tongue in its texture. Overall, biere de garde, well, I liked it for me, but honestly I haven’t had too many of these. I’d still have this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Hazy brownish-amber, aroma is tart, lightly fruity. Tart, muddy malts and a yeasty finish. No idea what they’re going for here. I know BdG is a meaningless style term, but this doesn’t seem close to any BdG I’ve had, so I really didn’t get this one at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Shig. Shared at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, oak, dark fruit, vanilla and woody oak. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light fruit and spice aromas. Fruit and light spice, oak and barrel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled: Poured a murky orange brown with a off white to tan cream head. Get a lot of that oaky wood aroma in the nose. Taste is thick vanilla with nice sweet malts, light alcohol burn and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (214) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle pour, cap actually says 2014. Cloudy mahogany colored body, thin white head fades to a skiff, leaving decent lacing. Aroma is malt and faint barrel funk, raisins and ripe fruit. Flavor is malt, lightly spicy, peach. Finish is faintly bitter. Body is light, carbonation subdued.

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