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Tahoe Mountain Récolte Du Bois - 9 Month Cabernet Barrel

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Saison aged in a Cabernet barrel nine months with Brettanomyces.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (363) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light gold with a few bubbles. Cabernet and wood dominate the nose, touch of funk. Taste is lighty tart with lots of wine, a touch of barnyard flavors, bright malts in the back. A complex drinker -- a bit odd but still very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Nose is lemon with a hint of wood. Pour is a hazy light yellow. Minimal white head. Taste is moderately tart with some tannins coming through. Quenching after the first sip. The woody flavor seems to persist through each sip. But each time it seems to be balanced by just a hint of sweetness from the beer, yet it doesn’t seem cloying; very drying finish. This is very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized head. Oaky/woodiness, some funk, berries, with the Cab coming out as it opened up. Thought this one was nice ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12-oz. Thanks, N! Pours a murky dark rubied garnet with a dense and creamy off white head that goes away. Big sweet nose of jammy cab berries; not sticky or off-putting like a fruit bomb cab at all, but the appealing complex berry-ish side of the sugars, along with some oak and some light grassiness from the brett. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet berry tartness, grass, some light minerally dryness, some acidity on the mid palate. Crisp light finish. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1963) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle brought over by a friend. Not sure how old it is. The bottle says Vintage: . It’s blank. Pours hazy yellow-orange with hardly any head. Not surprising. Lots of lemon citrus on the nose, a bit of white vinegar, some brett funk. Flavor is more lemon citrus, but more like pinesol than lemonade. Get a bit of chemical flavor in there. Still bretty funk in the flavor. A bit undercarbonated, too. A bit flawed, but pretty nice overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
The beer is a light golden color. It’s somewhat cloudy, but that really depends on how much sediment is disturbed on the pour. Small to medium white head. The aroma is big on barrel character. Lots of oak mingling with funky brett. The A touch of cough syrup comes out as it warms. Light vinous note, mild apricot, pear, apple. Quite dry. Tannic oak bitterness. Earthy and funky. There’s some mild saison character but the barrel comes on a bit strong, particularly as the beer warms up. When colder, some of the grain sweetness shows through, but that’s pretty much gone at room temp. Some body but mouthfeel is generally light. Normal carbonation. Still good, but it’s my least favorite of the four Récolte Du Bois bottles on shelves.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Tap at brewery: Lightly wild, from the yeast strain used....a touch of brett and oak, mellow but complex. Gives the impression of herbs and spices that aren’t even there. I dig the yeast, this is pretty nice stuff. Can’t wait for fruited varieties readying themselves in barrels as I type :)"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (925) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12oz bottle pours hazy dark orange with a small head. Nose is fruity earthy vinous oak, subtle tart funk, light grape, hay and musty grain. Taste is earthy fruity grain, some musty wood funk, subtle tartness, red grape, wine, light dough. Finish is dry with soft tartness and good vinous earthy fruit funk influence. Nice offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland. Pours a clean light golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Nose is full of round pineapple, hints of horsehair, vinous fruit and dusty grain. Palate follows with nice crisp carbonation, layers of rustic grain, clean focused malt and cabernet complexity. Really nice cabernet influence on the beer considering the style its a strange but successful combination !

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nealblind (915) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Gold pour little head. Aroma burnt rubber, armpit, sour grain. Tastes buttery cabernet, sulfur, distinct bretta. Disappointed in how harsh this is; example of barreling gone wrong.


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