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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cuvee Lactovasilios is a two cask blend made from a Berliner weisse style wort. The brew was fermented directly in several barrels, but this small batch version was done in the ones that previously held the Fantasia, our annual limbic-esque peach beer, and later a round of Five. The fruit originally in the barrel stayed the entire time, becoming a habitat for different yeasts and bacteria, some pitched by us and others coming from the orchard. The fruit also retained some of the Five, which lends this Cuvee a very slight bitterness and hint of saison character. Coupled with the mixed yeast and bacteria barrel fermentation, the finished beer even takes on some Geuze-like qualities and while ready now will certainly mature well for several years.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8260) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow gold with quickly dissipating white head. Nose and taste of tart lemon, banana, wheat malt, light soured citrus, lactose, saison yeast and light peach breads. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Refreshing.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 3.7% ABV
Cloudy golden color with compact head. The aroma is creamy, biscuity, lightly sour, vaguely vinous and a bit footy; very interesting. Light and dry body; mild flavor, but with moderate lactic acid, fresh, with a light fruity note. Almost no bitterness.
Pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at PIB, pours cloudy faded yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out some toasted oak, citrus and wheat. Flavour is a tad woody, with some gin notes, citrus and wheat. Pretty dry and light on the tartness for the style. I prefer the non-BA Lactovasilius, but this is still nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Sharply sour and buttery nose with a bit of ripe cheese. Taste is moderately sour, and lightly sweet with lots of lemon juice and honeysuckle. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Trransparent gold, puffy white head that falls off quick. Sticky nose of vanilla, light lemon, not enough grain or lactic balance though light scents of milky grain with warmth. Some pedio kicks up with stirs. Light flavor, slight mineral, milky dough front and mid, lemon throughout, more grain and gravel in finish with toast lasting long. Nose needs more balance, softest Berliner flavor I’ve ever tried.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. The beer is golden hued with almost no head. The aroma offers some funk, tart fruit, citrus, a touch of wheat. The flavor is decent. Earthy with a touch of lemon. A hint of sweetness with a smooth and easy finish. Light and refreshing. Overall, this was pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks for making sure I got some of this! Poured a slightly hazy yellow-orange color. Light, slightly tart, citrus notes, in the aroma. Flavor is tart, slightly funk notes. Not bad at all! Really liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
750ml bottle: pours a hazy golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh semisweet wheaty nose and some floral tartness. Starts with good effervescence and light tartness with a subtle sweetness before a drier smooth finish. Pretty true to style, but could be a little tarter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Hazy pale dark yellow color, small coca-cola head. Aroma of earthy and dusty lemon, hay, subtle seawater. Taste is softly sour citrus, subtle feet. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared from GT, pours clear yellow with low head, light tart aroma and funk. Taste is light tart and smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours hazy gold with a small, effervescent white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is lactic grapes, spicy wheat malt. Flavor is lightly lactic grapes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.


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