Firestone Walker Feral Vinifera - Component Two: Chenin Blanc

Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California USA
9.3% · Sour/Wild Ale · 4 Ratings · Special Release ·
Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested in September of 2013, pressed and the resulting juice co-fermented with a wheat based wort at a 50/50 ratio. After undergoing a second fermentation with our wild microflora and year-long maturation in French Oak barrels, this hybrid concoction exhibits aroma of honeydew melon, stone fruit, mango, slight vanilla and toasted oak, on top of a grainy cereal foundation and assertive acidity.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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