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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle - Hangar 24 Brewery

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sarlacc83 on 11-07-2012

CHANDELLE represents a perfect balance of fruit and funk, marrying the bright flavors of Golden Sweet apricots with the oak-aged complexity of sour beer. It begins as a blonde ale brewed with both malted and unmalted wheat, a blank canvas which is laid down in freshly emptied white wine barrels and topped off with our house souring culture. Over the course of a year these yeast and bacteria transform the liquid, bringing forth a beer that is both deeply funky and refreshingly sour. The barrels are then blended back together just before the final addition- a generous helping of fresh apricots plucked from Blossom Bluff Orchards in Central California. The tart flavors and aromas of the fresh fruit perfectly balance the acidic, bracingly sour base developed in the barrel.
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #105/1174. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Gushed like hell.

Smell - Fruity. Very acidic. A touch of acetic acid. Distinct apricot. Slight chemical aroma.

Taste - Much cleaner sour. Fruity apricot. Grainy malts. Acetic acid is more pronounced and gets stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Very sour, but easy to drink.

Overall - A little too vinegary. Covers up some of the fruit flavor that was otherwise the highlight.

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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.

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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.