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The Bruery White Zin

 (RETIRED)
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77
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s a beer for which we’ve blended that Cuvee Juene with our Zinbier, a Belgian blonde fermented with almost 1000 lbs of zinfandel grapes. It’s approximately 7.5% ABV


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. Pours a murky apricot orange color with very little head. Sour fruit (grape) type notes in the nose that are fairly light and delicate, nothing to in your face but nice and subtle. Light mouthfeel. The taste is more pronounced than the nose with nice fruit flavors of grape, peach, and apricot. Ends semi dry. Not a complete stand out but very drinkable and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at the Bruery’s 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a stringy-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of vinous white grapes and light oak with a touch of toasty malt. Starts fairly full and lightly sweet with some mild toffee and strawberry notes before a lingering semi-tart vinous finish. A fairly complex yet drinkable brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
A: Cloudy peach type color, no visibility through the glass at all. No head. S: Interesting combination of sweet and sour. Lots of fruit, some unripe, some ripe. The ones I noticed were grapes (not surprising since it’s aged in Zin barrels), apples, and maybe it was just the color, but peaches. T: Excellent tartness, but good sweet flavor as well. Grapes and peaches after the initial (intense) sourness. Very good balance. M: Kind of flat, medium bodied. D: Great sour beer, I wish I could have had more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Golden orange body with a thin white head. Crisp tart nose of citrus and white grape. The Zin gives off a spicy floral note, almost like honey and berries. Finish is sour and moderately acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. Pours a hazy light amber gold. Little cheesy and funky. Light, very subtle. Finishes up dry with some light acid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a hazy golden orange. Nose is fruity, clean, bright hints of citrus. Taste is light on the palate, fairly high carbonation, peaches, lemon, oak, and a ton of white wine grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3235) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Tap at Night of the Funk. Cloudy pour. Cabbage, ketchup, green grape aroma. Tart flavor has a nice kick but a watery finish. A bit of mint, oaky grain, peach and grape. Good complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Sample at NotF. Pours a light orange color with a light hint of fruits in the nose. Palate is smooth then quite fizzy in the finish. The white zin is very present in the flavor as is some light sour notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
growler - thanks to brandon for this one; cloudy light orange; definitely has a zing to the nose with fruity and floral mix of wine, grapes and sour fruit; mildly sharp at first but this one really grew on me; fuzzy texture the refreshing fruit, oranges, grapes and perfect level of lacto sourness; wheat and lemons with sweet, fruit finish; delightful and made more interesting as it was sampled next to toronado 20th

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Pale fizzy Fresca in color with a small off-white head. Sour berry and white grape nose--a bit of a fruity soda thing going on as well. Flavor is much the same with some light leather and oak. Wheaty finish with sourness peaking @ a 4, hint of butteryness (more brett?). Light to medium body with light prickly carbonation. Not too bad at all--a little too sodapop-ish to keep it from making me really happy.


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