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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7921) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tap @ Upright... This was far better than the regular Lactovasilios. This version a blend of barrels that once held Fantasia and Sole Comp Barrel Aged 5. A bit sharper and slightly more acidic. Vinous wine like tones with citrus and lactic acid. Refreshing and much cleaner than the straight Pinot aged version. A significant increase in quality.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1001) - Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2013
Shared with Shawn at his flat. Thanks, man. Pours a golden metallic with a trimmed whitish ring. Aromas of buckwheat, barnyard, cucumber, biscuits, and apricots. Tastes of everything described, with the addition of cotton, Greek yoghurt, ginger syrup, and Saltine crackers by swallow. Buttery. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at the Drake Eatery, Victoria. Light amber, white head. Nose is blue cheese, tropical fruit. Flavour is that great sharp fruity hop sensation followed by dryness you get in the style. Peachy. Had it with a Taiwanese exchange student and it was the only one of the night they liked.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus with a touch of fruit and must. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. There is a hint of fruit in the middle. The finish light lemon, funk, and a touch of must. Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, super refreshing and drinkable. Too bad Iíll never see it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle: 33/151. Semi-clear, golden body with a foamy, eggshell cap topping it off, quickly receding to a chunky collar. Aroma comprised of faint musty blanket, overripe peach skins, a bit of soured wheat, light oaky tannins, some moderate lactic notes & a good amount of tart stone fruits finishing things off. You get a big woody & oaky flavor right out of the gate, but itís largely mellow & not astringent or harsh at all. Lots of lactic tartness, grainy & soured wheat, mineral notes, lemon flesh, stone fruits, & a bit of barnyard, cottony must towards the finish with a lingering bit of wild bacteria sourness, dryness, & funk. Crisp, refreshing, & dry. Overall, this makes for a very unique "Berliner". Extremely crushable, easy drinking, & flavorful. Too bad my homebrews have higher bottle counts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
bottle. notes of apricot, lemon yogurt, grass. juicy peach. light lemongrass. pretty refreshing. real nice wet grass. tasty. liked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (949) - Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2013
750mL bottle. Number 75 of 151.A: Placid orange with some turbulence throughout. Bubbles congregate at the bottom.N: Solid oak, lactic acid, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, some brown sugar, pine bark, lavender. An appreciable nose with a lot of bright quality. White wine grape.T: Bright sourness with a poised malt base. Some slight salt from the wood. I get a lot of the lemony citrus. There is a bit of sulfuric acid.M: Light body with a zesty carbonation. Eminently drinkable.O: more good stuff from Upright. Wish it didn?t have the slight burn, but definitely not a let down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5071) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3474) - 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 Iíve ever tried.


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