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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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REVELATION CAT CRAFT BREWING WOODWORK SERIES ACASIA Strong IPA – 11% vol. Bottles 37,5 cl. Nelson Sauvin Single hop, Munich 100%, neutral yeast, aged on acasia 225 l Barriques.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
A lasting, impressive off-white head of fine bubbles establishes itself atop the murky brownish orange liquid. Tropical fruits meet oak and earth in this rather complex, citrusy, grapey, litchi touched ale whose alcohol level is well contained for 11%. Dusty chocolate and tobacco grow from the dense malt bill all the while the profoundly aromatic Nelson Sauvin keep unrolling their fruitiness. Despite its impressive thickness for a beer who went into a barrel, it is dry all throughout and displays considerable tannins. I’m not very familiar with acasia, but the barrel character is green and reminds of tobacco, dead leaves and earth. Interesting and deep, but not something I’d want to drink frequently, especially not at 13$/375 ml.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
375 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. I had this fourth, after the Reference, American Oak, and French Oak versions. On the pour, it looks most like the French Oak, a cloudy amber color with a massive eggshell white head. Aroma of piney hops, earthy wood, caramel malts, and some alcohol, which I really didn’t detect much in the nose of the other three. Flavor of of pine resin, deep wood, earth, floral hops, and caramel malts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a woody mouthfeel. Some alcohol in the mouth, particularly late. I still liked the American Oak the best of the four, but this was very close and the whole series is nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Recommendation from Casey at Max’s, shared with steptin. Variegated amber color, huge off white head, massive lacing. Aroma of freshly cut green wood - reminded me of spring! Taste is birch bark (but in a good way), earth, slight acidity, hi carbonation, bitter finish. Makes me want to try the others in the series.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
Shared with Travlr, 12.7 fl oz bottle in Baltimore. Nice aroma of malts and wood. Definite wood flavor interwoven with malt. Interesting wooden aftertaste makes this a unique beer. Must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of apricot, lemon, nectarines, orange, and wood. Flavor of apricot, vanilla, wood, light pine, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
exact same appearance. nose is much more grape-like, most musty powdered hops and slightly more alcohol-forward. oak is slightly muted. perfumed grape persists throughout. different but not any better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
375ml, tasted side-by-side with American Oak and French Oak. Large off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some wood, grape. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, grapefruit, light wood. Medium body, alcohol well contained.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Amber pour with a huge beige froth. The aroma is very woody with nectar and citrus fruits abounding. Lots of charry smoke in the flavor with more biscuit like caramel and juicy nectar fruit. The palate is thick for the style with great carbonation and a semi dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle. Pour hazy deep copper color with a huge, rocky tan head. Much more head than expected for a barrel aged offering. Aroma is full of sweet caramel malt, deep resinous hop aroma, plenty of woody notes, and light brandy-like notes. Very deep and earthy aroma. Flavor is initially full of resinous hop character that has a nice roundness in the flavor which keeps it from being harsh. Then notes of wood and peat kick in. There is a touch of sweetness from the malt, but only just enough to balance the hops. The acacia wood is really nice here. I do not know that I have ever had acacia wood-infused consumables before, but I like it. It’s pretty subtle, but has a nice earthiness with some light spicy and lightly sweet notes. This is one of those beers that I did not love, but one where I can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship and subtlety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy amber with a decent foamy off-white head. Aromas of dried stone fruit and spice with a touch of perfume. Flavor is like the base with a very floral aspect. Overall quite different from the base. Smoother. Mellower. Bitter is less harsh. Nice.

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