Golden Canary - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 173
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-21-2011)
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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.

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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep golden body. Almost no head. No collar.

Smell - Lots of caramel. Mild acidity. Some oak. Not a very exciting smell.

Taste - Much more acidic. Bright white-wine-like sourness. Sweet caramel. Oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Moderate sourness.

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Midweek tasting.. and Inflatablechair busted out something special from his Oregon travels.. Thanks Sam!!

Pours a hazed bright orange/yellow... nice head and lacing...

The nose is sharp sour notes.. lactic and no apologies... tart and little else. Loving it.

Funky and sour.... very lemony... no acetic notes... sooo sour and sooo very drinkable.. fruity.. tropical... and somehow just a HINT of sweet/tart to drag this one to the VERY good territory.

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Pours a hazy orange in appearance with a small white head that quickly dissipated leaving little to no lacing.

Aromas begin with musty, dusty oak with some emerging fruitiness of pineapple, citrus and apricot. There is some sour fruit and a lactic presence as well.

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Overall this was quite nice and a really great blend of sweet fruit and sour, drying oak Brett flavors. This would be heaven in a warmer climate but I didn't want to lose the fruit and wine flavors which would have faded by the time spring came around. Very high quality wild ale even though it lacks a great complexity, still extremely enjoyable and drinkable for an American wild.

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Golden Canary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
97 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.