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Siren Wine Barrel Aged Undercurrent

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Brewed by Siren
Style: American Pale Ale
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Our flagship pale ale aged in chardonnay barrels with brett.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Just about clear, golden colour. Filmy, white head. Oily, lemon zest. Lime, too. Gooseberry, maybe. Taste is dry, tart and fairly bitter. Palate is tart, with some oiliness, emphasised by the soft carbonation. Finish is woody, tart and dry. Bung a Lost Abbey label on it and triple the price...? Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Amber, hazy; no head; sour aroma, hint of sulphur; taste is sour apples, white grape, lemon; bitter hops and wine in the finish; this oddity didnít really work for me at first but the flavours began to segue into one another quite well as time wore on; I was only partially won over by the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (273) - - MAY 19, 2014
The taste of white wine is pretty clear along with the brett. On its own undercurrent is a great citrusy pale ale and here itís even more complex. I agree with other reviewers that it strikes a great note between pale ale and wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Tart, fruity, sweet, astringent, dry toffee, grapes, lingering sour finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer0clock (85) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
golden, clear, heavily sour, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter, this was a huge disappointment to me as it tasted like raw grapefruit without the sugar! bottle shop bottle canterbury

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilftanat (12) - Shrewsbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
330ml bottle. This is a very well made drink - iím not calling it beer because it defies being categorised! The effect of the cask ageing (from what appears to have been a very good quality wine cask) has been to produce a drink that marries all that is good in beer and wine. Fresh, crisp, lovely fruit and floral aromas, married to complex flavours derived from oak ageing. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2644) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small ring of white foam and no lacing. Aroma is mostly of Chardonnay along brettanomyces, citrus, light breadied malt and floral notes. Taste is of brettanomyces, Chardonnay, citrus/fruits, breadied malt, floral notes, dusty notes and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry dusty brettanomyces finish. When a good brewery decide to age a Pale Ale in wine barrels, it seems to give pretty good results (this one is pretty good as was the Assemblage #1 from Dunham). Nice complexity. The barrel treatment is dominant, but not overwhelming. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
@ Brewdog Bar Stockholm: stor bärig doft och smak. Mycket frisk. Lite sent på kvällen men mins den var god. Har noterat svarta vinbär men är lite osäker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4347) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. Deep gold with a large white head. Wonderful white wine barrel funk on the nose. Soft citrus, summery countryside. Great vitality. Soft, pillowy brett. Chalky manure. Notes of spring bloom and more citrus. More buggy wood, white grape. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, very pleasing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle on the 2nd Friday night is Bottled Beer Night 2014. Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Slightly hazed clear gold with thin white head. Creamy wine aged aroma. Dry bretty aroma comes through more though. Biscuit. Beautiful aroma. Chardonnay and brett. Wow what a combination. Peachy melon chardonnay and biscuit dry brett. The flavour is just an explosion in the mouth. Itís funny, Iíve had some ok and some sub standard beers this evening and 2 that just blow everything else out of the water. Brett, some sourness, some sharp white wine flavour. The chardonnay is certainly crisp in nature. Not too much oak or wood which is a good thing in my opinion, itís all about the fruit. wow this is good. A bit too big and intense for me, but wow. Itís an explosion of delight. The chardonnay just grows and grows in the flavour and finish mixed with this lovely bretty biscuit. Wow.


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