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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21454) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14411) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12749) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Funky wood and tart lemoN notes. Clear gold. Light funk and a touch of tartness. Nice, light and tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
750ml bottle @rbsg-pbrgh after GT hotel bottle share. Still-yellow. A-herbal/spice, some acetic. T-follows.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Nice dry tart, sour, mouth-puckering beer here. Super light and effervescent. Medium to mild funk. Nice light fruit flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10619) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... Clear golden ale with no head. The nose is tangy, woody and a touch buttery. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is tangy - not quite tart – and offers some nice fruitiness. The tangy, lightly buttery finish leans toward the flat and mundane. The diacetyl is distracting, but not a total buzz-kill. Good beer overall. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10077) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at the RBSG Lobby Share. Pours gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is spice, lemon, oak. Thin, tart lemon, funky, oak, very good.


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