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The Bruery White Zin

 (RETIRED)
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style
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 cloudy ruby-red grapefruit juice color. Whispy white top. Somewhat stale & hoppy fruity nose with strawberries, peaches, and some cardboard too. Clean, fruity sourness, some berry, some peach, some bacterial infections and sourness all over. I dig it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured cloudy orange with a white head. Spiced, dry aroma. Flavors were high in acidity with a tangy fruit character and a honey, herbal sweetness. Really dry with strong vinegar too. Buttery, shortbread-like malts and apple fruits in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of wine as well as spices, muscat and more. The flavor is very acidic with strong notes of winegrapes as well as medium notes of wood, lemon, and some spices - again muscat coming thru, leading to a tart lemony finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3460) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Draft at City Beer in SF. Aroma of pale malt, sour white grapes, and funk. Flavor tart with pale malt, white wine, and citrus notes. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Draft. Orange amber beer with a whitish head. Tart, wine, and light malt aroma. Tart flavor with a bit of wine and light malt. Medium bodied. Tartness lingers leading to a bit of sourness. Wine is there with some light malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Tap at Sacramento Brewing. Served in a tulip. Poured a light orange/reddish color with a white head that didn’t last long. Sort of citric funky aroma. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor: Tart; Citric; underlying funk. Finishes astringent. Tartly tasty brew. Drinks way too easy. It is really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap at Sacramento Brewing. This beer looks like grapefruit juice and smells like grapes. It has a pleasant grape flavor that it just tart enough to be enjoyable. This is a unique brew that is fun to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at The Bruery’s anniversary. Orange with a small head. The aroma is funky and tart, but with a much bigger fruity, vinous character and less funk that the cuvee juene. The flavor has plenty of grape-fruitiness with medium tartness and a low a amount of funk. Light bodied and too carbonated. Pretty cool stuff, but while interesting, not as good as the juene in my book.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tap at the Blue Palms in Hollywood. Poured a crystal clear orange with almost no head what so ever. Aroma is sour fruit, yeasty funk, with some white grape skin in the mix. Flavor is very nice! Sour crisp zinfandel grape, some yeasty oaky funkiness in the finish. This is a very nice creation, I sure wish they would consider bottling this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Light pinkish orange with no head nice strong sour aroma. Sweet green apple and fermented grape taste with a tart dry finish.


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