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Vinaceous - Hangar 24 Brewery

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murrhey on 02-14-2012)
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California

2/5  rDev -43.8%

10-11-2013 15:48:37 | More by donovanneb
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California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-07-2013 16:35:41 | More by DoubleJ
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-17-2013 05:41:32 | More by zestar
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2013 06:33:27 | More by ste5venla
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-23-2013 05:50:14 | More by moonknight31
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Liondiscs

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-15-2013 23:47:15 | More by Liondiscs
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California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-08-2013 04:41:02 | More by Zbeetleman
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-06-2013 06:47:21 | More by VictoriaAnne
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish body. Big khaki head. Nice retention. Thick collar.

Smell - Fruity. Grapes. Musty. Sweet and caramelly.

Taste - Sweet with some grapey fruitiness. Caramel. Not a complex beer.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Sweet. Medium body.

Overall - Just not an impressive beer. Too sweet and uncomplex.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:18:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2013 05:45:16 | More by IRONRakkasan
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-09-2013 06:55:58 | More by dominic4beer
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-25-2013 04:17:57 | More by sevenshubby
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-13-2013 05:14:16 | More by 2beerdogs
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-30-2013 23:39:17 | More by largadeer
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notchucknorris

California

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a ruddy brown color with ruby highlights. A one finger creamy light brown head forms immediately.

S: Lots of concord grape juice and skin. A pretty decent amount of booze, leather and brown sugar.

T: starts with some ripe grape sweetness, but quickly tails into a dry, boozy mess. Burnt raisin skins, burnt brown sugar and straight boozy heat. Way hot for not being that high in ABV. May need a little time.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 05:00:37 | More by notchucknorris
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rawfish

California

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark rusty hue, opaque with copious amounts of haze. Small off white head forms leaving spreckles of lacing on the glass despite the rather poor retention.

Caramel and toffee malt, mild cereal grains with grape skins and vinous fruit. Yeast is a bit musty, wine grapes are clearly evident as is the woodiness of the oak .

A sharp alcohol sting plays with the caramel and bready malt, some toffee sweetness underlying complements the wine grape juice. Oak is evident on the back end after the alcohol drops off abruptly and the beer dries.

Higher end carbonation lightens the above average body and allows the beer to dry well on the finish and scrub clean. If it were more mellow the wine could emerge, the alcohol is stingy but it passes quickly.

Interesting beer, pushing the lines of wine and beer a bit closer. The malt profile of this beer really lend well to the wine elements. Without knowing what went into this beer I'd think it was a really grapey and earthy double esb.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 05:02:32 | More by rawfish
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California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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California

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TheSixthRing

California

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy rust red with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, results in a thin layer of microbubbles coating the surface.

Smell - Predominant grape aroma. Sweet. Touches of heat. Faint honey notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Strong grape flavor with moderate honey notes and touches of heat from the alcohol. Faint undertones of bread, caramel and chocolate, most noticeable in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall - Awfully similar to Dogfish Head's Midas Touch in terms of flavor, though I prefer this one a bit more, mostly due to the more approachable body. If I never had this again I wouldn't miss it, but it's certainly something I'd consider buying again, price dependent.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:55:40 | More by TheSixthRing
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Acquired at a local SoCal beer store for $7.49. "Old Ale brewed with Red Wine Grapes Aged on French Oak." 8.70% ABV confirmed. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderate; I love a good Old Ale but I'm not convinced Hangar 24 is the right brewery to pull it off. Looking forward to finding out.

Served chilled; I don't like my old ales too cold - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a two finger light khaki colour head - thin and fizzy - with little to no cream. Retention is average (~2 minutes). Body colour is a rich transparent amber. Translucent as well. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks right for the style, but there's nothing unique or special here.

Sm: Lovely red grape notes, with bright luscious berries and buried toasty malts. Brown sugar (most prominent on the finish). Maybe a hint of raisin. A bit vinous, but nowhere near as much as I anticipated. I love the wine-redolent hints of grape and grapeskin; they're a highlight here. Malty and appealing. Surprisingly well executed, actually. A moderate strength aroma. Spot on for an Old Ale. Maybe Hangar 24 is a better brewery than I thought.

T: Pleasant berries, refined red grape notes (including supple grape skin), and pleasant toasted malt notes - which are nicely accentuated by the addition of well-executed brown sugar. The oak is here, bringing out just a hint of vanilla - but mostly serving to guide and bookend the flavour. I do want more oak; it's far too buried here. Malty build without too much sweetness. The bright berries are dominant, lending it a fruity somewhat refreshing character. It's well balanced across the board, but ultimately it just doesn't have the complexity or level of subtlety needed to truly excel. Still, the flavour profile is good for an Old Ale and I rather like it. Good depth of flavour. Any hop character is minimal and floral. Caramel is limited. No yeast character comes through, nor does any real alcohol.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with slight coarseness to coax out the flavour a bit more. There was thought put into this, and it shows. Carbonation is a touch too high, but it's very forgivable. Good body and thickness. Complements the flavour profile well. Not as hard as you'd expect (in terms of water hardness).

Dr: A very drinkable little Old Ale. I wish I had a proper snifter or tulip for this. It'll be a little tough to kill this bottle alone; I wish I had a friend or two to help - but it's a solid Old Ale. The flavours make it something of a sipper. A surprisingly good Old Ale from Hangar 24, but there are far better Old Ales out there at a better price point. North Coast's Old Stock Ale comes to mind. This would be a good beer to try if you've never had an Old Ale but you like barleywines. It's not as harsh as many Old Ales, but as a result it's less memorable. I won't be getting it again, and I don't think it's worth cellaring, but it is a nice attempt at the style. Hides its ABV pretty well, to boot. Give her a spin if you're in an Old Ale mood; you won't be disappointed. You also won't be impressed.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 04:01:56 | More by kojevergas
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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-21-2013 04:02:46 | More by daysinthewake
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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abrethanson

California

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this bottle up at the CDM Albertson's, known for stocking such whales as Stella, Shock Top, and Heineken

A: The appearance was probably my favorite part of this beer. Poured a murky deep burgundy blood orange into the tulip. 1.5 finger head with lightly toasted marshmallow hues which retained fairly well. Creamy lacing when swirled in the glass. Does not look like an Old Ale style, but I suppose that is partially because of the grapes.

S: Sweet, chocolaty, & boozy. Hints of metal? Wife felt metal smell was overpowering.

T: Fairly chocolaty and boozy. The malts and oak aging show through fairly well. The grapes, other dark fruits (prunes, blackberries, raisins), and brown sugar are also really apparent, especially on the aftertaste. Some grape soda or even medicine. Very boozy from start to finish. Once the beer opened up it became more balanced and the booziness was not as over powering.

O: A decent beer that I went back and forth on from sip to sip. Very boozy and definitely sipping worthy. I enjoy that they collaborated with the local Temecula wine country. A unique spin on an old style. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 03:28:42 | More by abrethanson
Vinaceous from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.