Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.68/5 rDev -12%
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.
06-18-2014 17:49:08 | More by Alieniloquium
3.96/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
07-14-2013 02:16:46 | More by kawilliams81
4.06/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
06-13-2013 16:33:19 | More by tectactoe
4/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
06-10-2013 23:45:32 | More by Jwale73
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
05-28-2013 14:58:51 | More by inlimbo77
Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewery
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