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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A unique Belgian-style ale with notes of Pinot grape, berries and dried fruit along with light malt and caramel flavors. This Belgian style ale was aged in Pinot Noir barrels that were filled with Pinot grape must. The result, a unique flavor profile with some delicate notes of acidity and wine tannins. The light malt body makes sure the berry flavors stay at the forefront. Malts: Black Barley, Superior Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Malted Wheat, Carared, Melanoidin Hops: US Tettnang, Crystal Other: Oregon Grape Must, Sour Wort Barrel Aging (80%) 18 months in French & American Oak barrels that previously held Pinot Noir

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 7, 2018
[10002-20180106] 650mL bottle. Sweet caramel toasted brown leaf aroma. Hazy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet boozy caramel flavour has a raisin quality. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(w/ him, jercraigs, Jordan, mds, wilco)
Overheard: "I really hope this beer is better than that song."


3.5
jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
2018-01-07. Hazy dark amber brown body, modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is a little odd, dark malt, vinous, lightly woody. Flavour is vinous, woody undertones throughout, tart red wine. Lightly earthy. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Interesting. 7/3-4/7/3/15+ Bottle cellared several months from Trackside Liquor, Medicine Hat.

3.6
jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Sampled at the 2017 Beer Fest. It poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma was of Belgian yeast, wine, malts and fruits. The taste was similar to the aroma with more Belgian yeast, wine, malts, fruits and berries. It had a medium body with a smooth aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.7
MickieDee (68) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Tasted @ Beerocracy's Barrel-Aged Extravaganza in Spokane ��. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2017
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of oak, yeast, berries and caramel. Taste is wine, oak and yeast.

4
AgentAle (1878) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
This Belgian Style ale poured with a nice thick and fragrant aroma with very nice retention. . On the palette an expected wave of fresh dark fruit like fig,dark cherry and plums greets the senses. The light malts and Belgian candy sugars mix with slightly soured grapes and an acidic hint of champagne yeast perhaps. . Delicately balanced and deep/complex.Very nice, I year or two in the cellar would do this ale wonders.

4
kryon (4015) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2017
Pours reddish brown with low fluffy off white head Aromas of red grape must in oak, tannins, red currant, alcohol Taste Is a hybrid between beer and red wine. Notes of red grape must, oak, black currant, alcohol, earth Unique in every sense

4.2
ansalon (4303) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2017
Pours reddish brown with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of red grape, oak, barrel character, black currant. Taste is loads of berries and oak character and red grapes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and dry.

4
Nsanders (1193) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Bomber. Red brown with a thin white ring. Oak, jammy red wine, sour dough, dark brown sugar and mineral water aromas. Lightly fruity flavor cut by a medium dry woody, mineral aftertaste. Medium heavy body with a smooth feel.

4.1
mnurda (1308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2017
Bottled sample from MLCC...This beer was a work of art. Absolutely fantastic. Nice fruity taste . Loved it


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