Beachwood Blendery Into The Great Unknown - Mosaic

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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(Mosaic edition) a dry-hopped lambic-inspired ale in which we utilize a different hop varietal for each batch. We begin by carefully selecting and blending barrels that have been aging for 9 to 14 months. Then, once the desired combination is chosen, we dry hop in the blending tank with a specific variety of hops (in this version, Mosaic), and bottle condition with wine yeast for at least three months. In this first rendition of Into the Great Unknown, the aromas of tropical fruit from the hops work seamlessly to accentuate the funk and acidity of the underlying blend.

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4.2
bartlebier (4161) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017
(Nov. backlog) 75cl (bb?) Santé to Thanksgiving oldmanriver. - - Short: so far the best, aka balanced US "sour"/lambic style/Méthode Traditionelle-inspired to reach this OldWorld palate: if it werent for those deliciously fresh spikes of exotic fruit amidst the young funky white wine, this could go as US-dry hopped jonge lambiek as per a phantasia De Cam/Lindemans collab. - - Nose is organic, clean-up wine barrel funk, earthy stonefruit peel must, tempered physalis/gooseberry fruit acidity and a fortunate lack of aceto/lacto. - Drinks dry like a Sauvignon/mustier Grauburgunder with hopfresh spikes, starfruit minerals and organic must, if no old hop cheese or full-on Belgian barnyard. The specific Mosaic exotics might have been eaten up, but it blends into a lovely, relaxed US wild/sour that does its own convincing New World thing (while offering an antidote to Cascade Brewing's sourbro vitamin tablet heartburn acidshots).

3.7
beer-yum (1907) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2017
Restrained tropical aroma in a golden pour. Laid back sour flavour profile to start with a surprising kick of aroma and taste to finish. An excellent American take on the style (lambic).

3.9
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle at WTF V. Pours a clear gold with medium white head. The aroma is tropical fruit and dank. Medium body, juicy, pineapple, mango, apricot, light bitterness, enjoyed this.

3.7
onceblind (10704) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2017
Hazy bright golden with a thin white ring of foam. Bright golden sour nose with a gentle earthy nuance and slightly tropical hop whisper. Bright leafy tropical flavor with a nice funky earthy tartness and golden Belgian sour tone that lingers to a dry acidic-tropical-hoppy ending.

4
neongolden (1860) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
(On tap @ Bottlecraft North Park, April 4/15) Pours . The nose is pretty tart, with notes of unripe mango, nectarine, grapefruit and tart orange, soft pine needles, soft funk, oak, lightly vinous. Flavour is fairly high on the tart side, white wine, pale pit fruit, mango, cheesy funk, pine needles, oaky, a little sweet malt. Finish is fairly dry with lingering tartness and a little light hoppy and tannic bitterness for balance. rather light bodied with soft carbonation. It’s not really a traditional lambic per se, but I suppose it’s not exactly supposed to be. As a hoppy sour with some lambic vibes, it’s very nice.

3.9
rouhlas (3900) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 6, 2017
From bottle during on the RateBeer Best 2017 bus tour. Hazy yellow golden color with white head. Yeasty and hoppy aroma, light malty too, grass, citrus, tropical fruits, funk, wood. Sweet, acidic and light bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle shared on the RateBeer Best 2017 bus tour. Thanks for sharing! Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart acidic notes, stone fruit, Brett, funk. Tastes of stone fruit, Brett, funk. Light body with a dry finish. Good stuff.

4.4
Marheb (6247) - Montréal, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
(Bouteille provenant de la source): Mentholé façon Belge, cuivre, noyau de pêche et une vivacité du houblon. On est pas loin de l’authenticité du vieux continent mais avec plus de corpulence.

4
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2016
Draught at Beachwood Blendery, Long Beach. Clear pale golden beer with a small head. Hoppy tart aroma, peach, pine, grapefruit notes, citrus, orange notes. Hoppy grapefruit flavor, peach, pine, rubber notes, vinous, some mango. Very good.

4
jredmond (8787) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle poured at GABF 2016 with Paul, Andrew and Ellen. Pours a hazy orange body with thick white lacing. Nose is full of funky stone fruits, white peach, mango, apricot, pomelo and a bright minerality. Mouthfeel is tart and sour with a great minerality covering the palate and a nice funky aged-gouda cheese flavor towards the finish. This was great stuff and certainly a surprise to find at GABF. One of the individual highlights of the 2016 festival weekend.


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