Mountain Sun Ciel Sauvage
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This is a version of our Ciel Lumineux American-Belgo Abbey Ale which underwent a secondary fermentation using the once wild yeast strain, Brettanomyces Drie Fonteinen. This wild yeast creates "barnyard" flavors and aromas of tart pineapple which complement the American hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
So what happened here is they took a beer that was a pretty dang good Orval clone - they through some brett into it, thus turning it into an even better Orval clone - aroma has a fair amount of musky brett and pineapple - the carbonation is soft, but the mouthfeel is full and round - quite dry, moderately crisp - flavor has some lingering citrus notes from the hops, but the brett adds additional complimentary flavors of pineapple - moderate phenols that, sadly, I can only describe as Orval-ish - but anyone that loves Orval will know what I mean - dry, flinty minerals, dusty yeast and lingering hop bitterness on the tail end - delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Golden in color with a white head. Light sweet aroma and taste. Not tart, but a touch of wood in the flavor. Notes: GABF week visit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap at the Mountain Sun. Pours a hazy straw with a finger of eggshell head, a little lacing. Aroma is funky, sour, wet hay, grass, barnyard. Taste is sour and funky up front, fading into milder fruity wheat and hay tones. Definitely tastes like a Brett beer. The hops became much more noticeable after it warmed a bit. Strong carbonation and medium-light body. A dry finish and a refreshing mouthfeel. A delicious wild ale.

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