Green Flash Cellar 3 Series 2016: Blanc Tarte Barrique

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Sour Blonde Ale Brewed with Spices Aged in White & Red Wine Barrels

Brewed with Seville orange peel Chinese ginger, and grains of paradise

Say hello to our Californian interpretation of a Belgian-style Lambic. This barrel-aged sour is fermented with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus before extended (12-36 months) barrel aging in red and white wine barrels.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Draft at Barrel 3. Clear golden yellow color. Mixed citrus aroma. Taste is tart lemon, slick mouthfeel dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3593) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of funky green oak, grapes and citrus. Flavors of same with tart lemon and sharp malted wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
derA (90) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 19, 2017
tap @ tap & bottle: quite a pale and semi-clear appearance, smell is inviting white wine aromas with some minerals and a lot of berries, some acetone is perceivable but not dominant. Retronasally, acetone becomes more pungent and takes quite a bit of the otherwise refreshing experience away. Aftertaste is solvent and otherwise lovely berry white wine. Quite nice, especially for the low abv but certainly not a lambic...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Hazy and pale. Thin head. Has lots of that grapey, bretty wood character on the nose. Tart, woody, with a nice fruity, floral hop taste. Really refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (5561) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Draft at Cellar 3. Pours hazy golden amber with a creamy white head. Tastes like woody malt, earthy, very tart grapes, yeast, and tart lemon. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like tart grapes, yeast, grape must, earthy, and woody malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5915) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Tap at Cellar 3. Pours slightly hazy amber. Aroma is oak, vanilla, pale malt, lacto/pedio, red grapes, and faint citrus. Flavor is an awesome acidity/sourness throughout that?s layered with soft barrel character, soft red wine notes, and a dry, funky finish. Light/medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2830) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Light to moderate bread, grain, and straw for the malt, light to moderate flowers and lemon for the hops, heavy to harsh musty basement, mold and soap for the yeast, with white wine vinegar, crabapple, ginger and coriander in the background. Head is small to average, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is light golden amber. Flavor starts heavily to harshly acidic and sour, then finishes heavily acidic and acetic, and a bit salty. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a very tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3651) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2017
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Bottled May17 2016. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, over a hazy, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is light sourness, slight Brett funk, ginger, orange, mild vinous tones, grains of paradise.......taste is moderately lactic sour, with mild Brett funk, orange, grains of paradise, ginger, mild vinous tones, no hops, balance to the microbes, additives and barrels...mouth feel medium light body, no alcohol, high carbonation, mild lightly puckery acid tartness. This is a lightly acid and tart Sour/Wild Ale with many things going on in both aroma and flavor because of the additives and barrels. It is a very easy drinking Sour. BJCP 8/3/16/4/8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1235) - Calgary, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Hazy yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of tart apple, slight vinegar, grape note, hint of oak and coconut. Taste of tart apple, grape must, slight vinegar, funk and slight oak. Light bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2016
On tap at Maxs Rare and Obscure 2016, pours a clear gold with some ringing, white head. Nose has green apple, green grape, lemon, candle, grass. Flavor is green apple, lemon, yogurt, mild spice. Heavy acid on the finish.


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