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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle - Hangar 24 Brewery

Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%


Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: writerLJBerg on 11-07-2012)
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml cork n cage bottle into tulip.

Almost busted my ear drum when I popped the cork and a gusher. Pours hazy orange with effervescent white head dissipates instantly.

Vinegar. Some apricot and citrus

Light malts, slightly spoiled tart apricots, vinegar

8/10 sourness. Good sour but flavor is slightly off.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:16:46 | More by kawilliams81
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Ron for the crack, bottle #97 of 1174. Ironically enough, it pours the color of ripe apricots; golden yellow-orange and perplexingly opaque, despite the relatively light hue of the beer. The stark white head is loud and fizzy - it disappears almost instantly and leaves the beer completely untouched. No head, no skin, no ring, no lace.

A single whiff of Chandelle reveals a great bit of milky, lactic funk; tart and sour, although perhaps not incredibly so. It smells like apricot juice poured over a heap of oak. Is apricot juice even a real thing? If so, it probably smells like this. Earthy by nature, fruity, wet, and simultaneously sweet and tart. The oak and funk play nice balancing roles, secondary to the center-stage fruit.

The taste follows suit, coming off like a glass of over-ripened apricot juice, as if such a thing even exists. Just imaging taking bruised apricots and blending them for about an hour. It's tart up front, but I was right in thinking that it wasn't going to reach puckering levels. Grassy and a bit earthy with subtle reminders of rotten fruit skins, mashed and compiled into a liquid.

Though it's not crazy-sour, the tartness is still present and still plenty good. It fades into a milder, finishing sweetness. Slightly lemony and acidic with heavier notes of wet oak and fruit-juice soaked wood. The oak isn't as much of a counterpoint as it is a finishing note, as it is primarily noticeable only after the apricots have calmed down a bit. The carbonation is sharp and zesty, and the body is a bit thicker than you'd expect from this style.

Tasty beer with a nice "juice" vibe going on throughout. Tart, but not exceedingly sour, though it's still fairly acidic. Drinkable as hell; I wish the oak flavors were a little more substantial throughout the course of the sip, rather than buried until the finish and aftertaste. Delicious beer, but I've had some better apricot sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 16:33:19 | More by tectactoe
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Jedwards for the final pre-move blowout cellar crash. Pours a hazy, tangerine hue with no head. Nose expresses tart apricot, a slight medicinal character and a faint, candied quality. Taste is pretty much on par with the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-light (but closer to the light) with a lively carbonation and a pleasant acidity. Overall, a solid apricot sour, but it's no Fou' Foune.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 23:45:32 | More by Jwale73
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 125/1174
Grand Cru tulip

A: Hazy yellow orange. Initially about a half finger of bright white. Turns into a collar. Lots of carbonation bubbles streaming up, but not a lot of head.

S: Smells of dripping apricot. Really sweet fruit still. Tart sour fruit. Barnyard.

T: Lots of sour on the tip of the tongue. Still good amount of apricot fruit. Really sweet flesh fruit character. Finish is dry but not bone dry. Still has some sweetness left.

M: Lighter side of medium.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 14:58:51 | More by inlimbo77
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 2.20.13
2012 July
944/1174
Thanks Jordan.

A - Pours a very light, clear orange with a fizzy white head that is gone instantly.

S - Sweet, wild flowers, and some honey.

T - Sweet honey and very floral.

D - Light body with low carbonation.

O - LIght, crisp and floral. A touch sweet, but still nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:20:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ehammond1


4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clouded dark orange in color with a moderately-sized near white head. Leaves the glass messy with irregular lines of foamy stick.

Very fruit forward aroma: huge amounts of sun-dried apricots leading the charge, with only a minimal presence of acid and funk. Wonderful aroma for an apricot lover.

The flavor follows the aroma, but with a bit more complexity. Incredibly expressive flavor of rich, juicy, sun-dried apricots, a whisper of an earthy funk character, and some mild acidic sour character. While simple and straightforward, this remains a very delicious beer.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Another Barrel Roll series hit!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 20:42:00 | More by ehammond1
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle # 273/1174.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. There are some small chunks of sediment seen floating in the beer after the pour. Smell is of honey, apricots, and peaches. Taste is much the same with a mildly acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 09:06:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, first, it's amusing that I'm the one adding this to the BA system.

750ml bottle courtesy of Hophead84. Thanks!

A: Copper-orange with a head that fades out very quickly, leaving a bald beer.

N: Apricot, lemon, and some green apple. Very heavy vinegar and acetone. Lactic acid. Not great, but it's passable as the beer warms.

T: Apricot and vinegar are the dominate sensations. Acetone. Simple lactic sourness. Sweet-tart split. Some raspberry from the vinegar, perhaps. Not too complex, but enjoyable enough.

M: Fairly light, so in a good range for a sour. Alcohol isn't noticeable.

O: A decent overall attempt and better than say, the new Cascade Apricot batches. Look forward to more from Barrel Roll.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 17:04:06 | More by writerLJBerg
Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.