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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Aged for 9 months in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels and re-fermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Rating #1600. At blind tiger. Bottle pour hazy golden pour with white head. Aroma is very funky, Chardonnay, oak and citrus notes. Flavor is oak, vanilla, with Citrus and hop tones almost muted, still outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle… Hazy apricot-colored ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is spicy and herbal with less prominent notes of wood, white wine and acidity. Medium-bodied and astringent with airy carbonation. Tastes a bit like Orval – hoppy, dry and a quite spicy. Finishes crisp, raspy and dry. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is chardonnay, oak, light fruit, cookie and biscuit malt, and floral hops. Flavor is malt dominate with supporting fruit esters and faint hops; chardonnay undertones throughout with a dry finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and medium warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pour is a very hazed golden yellow with a creamy white head and a fair bit of bubbles. The nose is very minnerally with some golden grapes an light chard barrel. The flavor is more salty with some bright golden fruits. The barrel is light with a touch of mineral. The body is light and very carbonated. It is a touch messy, not super tight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a winey aroma. There is a crisp fruity light malt flavor with a dry finish and a chardonnay aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
11.2oz bottle from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge. Very attractive pour, a sparkling gold with mild earthy sediment and a billowy head, with nice lacing. Great aroma, slightly sharp and herbal in places, dry barrel character elsewhere, saison spice and tropical fruit as well. Moderate and balanced brett infusions complement that Chard barrel so well, both contrasting with and complementing the spice and bright fruits. Terrific.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Max’s during today’s Stillwater event. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-hazed golden yellow color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. Thin cap eventually fades to a nice collar. The nose brings forward a beautiful Chardonnay presence alongside a moderate amount of funk. Light vinous acidity as well as some oak. The flavor adds in some stone fruits but focuses mostly on slightly-vinous Chardonnay and oak alongside a moderate Brett-induced funk. Faint earth. Light body with a bit of tartness to it. Very nice carbonation and a smooth and dry finish. Really outstanding. Yet another big hit in this series.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, honey, vanilla, chardonnay, grass, and brett. Taste of citrus, toast, honey, brett, vanilla, chardonnay, and a dry, earthy, yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2012
33cl bottle: Pours a clear effervescent deep golden with a large stringy-lacing airy white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity nose with fresh vinous oaky notes and a touch of light fruits. Starts with good fullness and plenty of carbonation with a semi-sweet biscuity maltiness and plenty of tart vinous oak and grape flavors before a drier tart finish. Well-balanced and complex throughout. This should age well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Thanks mom. Pours a bright lemon rind yellow with a light haze and one finger of white head. Very nice nose, lots of dry citric notes. Very fruity with notes of raw pineapple juice and pine resin. Awesome, very bretty and earthy with a light funk. Lots of raw fruit in the flavor with a lightly grassy character. Pineapple all over the place. Lightly peppery. Dry palate with lots of fruit and a hint of spice.


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