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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chandelle Just as a pilot perfectly balances the climb and turn of his aircraft when performing the Chandelle, this oak-aged sour ale represents the perfect balance of fruit and funk. To create Chandelle, we filled oak barrels with Polycot (our Local Fields Series wheat beer brewed with locally grown apricots) and then added fresh apricots, brettanomyces yeasts and souring bacteria. Additional apricots were added to the barrels during the twelve month aging process. The result is a bright golden liquid with a fulsome apricot aroma. This beer delivers a zesty tang to the palate, balancing the fresh flavors of the fruit with a pleasantly sour taste created by the wild yeast and bacteria. Chandelle will age nicely for up to a year. Additional Information: Chandelle: Consists of a maximum climb, maximum bank combination to obtain the greatest altitude gain for a given airspeed and at the same time making a 180° course reversal.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours clear yellow with a nice head, aroma is apricot sour some tangerine obviously acetic. Taste is nose but as it warms it becomes much smoother and fruitier. palate is nice and thin. A really nice sour quite refreshing.


3.2
Cybercat (5838) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours hazy, barely translucent banana with a minimal eggshell head. Aroma offers tart fruit, not much else. Flavor is tart and dry, nice if nothing spectacular. Mouthfeel offers decent fizz and body. Do a barrel roll.

3.8
baraciisch (3239) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle from trade. Get your TUMs ready... clear golden orange in color... Aroma of apricots, lemon, funk, acidity... Flavor is intensely tart, like biting into an unripe apricot, apricot skins, pits, lemon tartness, some white wine barrel notes... enjoyable, but a little too tart ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Thia somehow ended up in my box that i brought back from the RBSG 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Not sure how it ended up in there and that it took me one and a half years to find it. Too many beers in my cellar. From the 750 ml bottle, it pours a hazy blond color with a smallish white head. Nose is funky apricot. Medium body. Flavor is tart apricot and the finish has great funk. Really tasty and well balanced for a sour.

4.1
RasmusOtt (2764) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition. Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head. Aroma of apricot, lactic tartness, stone fruits, oak and slight candied peaches. The taste is extremely sour with notes of vinegar, apricot, oak and funk. I was surprised by this!

4.2
Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy yellow/orange with a small white head. Aromas of apricots, candy, vinous, citrussy, lemony, funky, lactic. Taste has apricots, grapes, oak, lactic tartness, lemons, funk.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (7681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a hazy yellow topped with a white fizzy head. Nose is big stone fruit tart apricot peach some oak barrel and a nice light sweetness aswell..taste is more of the heavy stone fruit rich oak barrels and plenty tart sweet mix. Very well done

4.2
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow with a thick white head that falls down slowly to a thin cap. The aroma is full of apricot and wine. There is a light grain and oak with this that is a little interesting. The flavor is good. There is a resounding tart apricot skin and flesh up front. The vinousness makes an appearance, and there is a hint of funk and vinegar. There is a nice barrel to it, and the fruit really does shine nicely. The mouth feel is crisp and clean with a bright effervescent carbonation and a lingeringly tart and sour apricot flesh lingering on the finish. I love the sourness on the back end of this one. It makes my mouth water and just want more!

3.9
ebone1988 (1926) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is apricot, funk, sour, tart, good. Appearance is golden amber, slight haze, white head. Taste is apricot, sour, funk, skins, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, apricot and super sour aftertaste. Overall, solidly good.

3.7
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
2016 bottle. Medium yellow in color. Very cloudy but not quite opaque in a small tulip; it settles some after a few minutes. The head is white, medium-sized and fairly fizzy. Lots of apricots in the aroma. Fairly juicy. Strong acid note, mostly lacto in character, mild vinegar. Moderate to medium oak. Taste has medium acidity. It’s fairly sour but not mouth-numbingly so. Pretty nice fruit flavor. Good bit of under ripe apricot. Stronger vinegar acidity in the taste than aroma, particularly comes out as the beer warms a bit. Pretty big lemon. Some yogurty flavor, as well. Light to medium body. Oaky aftertaste. The sourness gets a bit intense as the beer warms, but it’s rather nice at first. Solid but not great sour.

3.8
ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Poured from a 2016 vintage bottle. Aroma is rather apricot forward with some light pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Light oak notes with a bit of a grainy bread character. Pours a very hazy, pale yellow straw color with a medium sized, thin, white head that recedes to a thin film that lingers a bit thicker on the edges. Light lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a a light sweetness. Some light grain notes with medium oak character. Moderate apricot notes though not as strong and bright as in the aroma. Light bitterness with some tannins from the oak and apricot skins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice apricot beer with a balanced, but strong acidity. Some nice, balanced oak notes. Acidity is a bit strong perhaps, but still a very nice apricot sour.


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