Golden Canary - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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4.46/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
on-tap, beermongers in Portland
Extremely tart - kind of makes one's face hurt. Tastes of raw oak, sharp stinging funk, lemon rind, dust, a touch of brett, apricot. Cool to be able to try this - definitely a winner from a brewery who mixes gems and clunkers like no other. ISO : Bottles.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2013 21:57:40 | More by dirtylou
4.33/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle served lightly chilled and poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks a ton Michael (black13) for this big want! Reviewed live with a full pour.
A- Pours a slightly hazy orange golden with some translucency and very minimal head, a flat top, and some sporadic carbonation. Fairly minimal lacing which slides back down into glass. Overall has a nice look for a sour golden.
S- Tarty with a little bit of sweetness. Aromas of lemon sweet tarts, light brett lending some slight barnyard funk, balanced malts, and some oak hiding in the background. Decent aroma strength with nice balance between the tartness and lemony sweetness.
T- Lemony sweet tarts up front, followed by a lactic tartness and some lightly funky brett, finishes with an acidic kick followed by more brett and very tart lemons with a hint of peel and oak mixed in that lingers for awhile. Well balanced, the acidic kick is a bit too much, but otherwise this beer tasted very good.
M- Medium bodied, spritzy with a decent amount of carbonation, finishes with a light acidic kick.
O- This was a very good soured golden ale that definitely had it's fair share of tartness/sourness. The beer was well balanced with lots of flavor and a nice level of funk mixed with acidity and tartness. So far Block 15 has really impressed me and I hope I can continue trying more of their beers. I definitely recommend seeking this one out.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 22:35:30 | More by jaasen64
4.31/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Opened at 4/20 tasting.
Pours a bright, almost neon apricot, not much of a head but a very pretty color.
Smells of pretty pure lactic sourness, sweet peachy fruit, hint of funk mostly sourness.
Very tart sourness, lactic, lots of peach and some apricot. Reminds me a little of Duck Duck, delicious.
Good carbonation, good drinkability despite the sourness.
Excellent sour, probably the best Block 15 beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 15:27:20 | More by AlexFields
4.53/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Huge thanks to Rathakem for this Block 15!
375ml bottle with pressure cap.
poured into Block 15 tulip glass.
Appearance: Slightly opaque golden yellow bodied beer with almost a full finger of bone white head. The head drops down to a thin ring around the tulip.
Smell: Big bright citrus especially lemons. Some lactic tartness and a hint of funk.
Taste: Nice mix of lemons and oranges, really big citrus flavors. Hints of pineapple sweetness, a hint of white grapes, and a hint of wheat malt. Moderate tartness with just a little bit of dusty and horse blanket funkiness. Nice oak barrel that is contributing a decent amount of woodiness. Just a hint of earthy notes hiding in the background of this beer. Really well balanced and complex sour ale. Mild lingering tartness from this beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The carbonation levels are exactly where you would want it to be. The 7.25% abv is hardly noticable and the beer drinks like a 4 to 5% wild ale. Its just very well brewed beer here. The beer has a little better than a semi-dry finish.
Overall: I gotta be honest here this beer is on the same level of RR Beatification. To compare the two beers... Wild Canary is actually a little more balanced and less aggressive version of Beatification. Though I do prefer the higher carbonation levels of the Beatification and Beatification is a better looking beer with a bigger head. None the less this Wild Ale really impressed me and I am glad that I seeked this beer out. I gotta tip my hat to Block 15 for brewing and blending this outstanding beer.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2013 12:37:56 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Golden Canary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
96 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.