Fifth Anniversary: Petit Verdot Barrel Aged Blonde Ale - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by kscaldef:
4.11/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Beautiful ruby color with high clarity. Doesn't produce any head, just an incomplete film of bubbles.
S: Lactic acid, strawberry, pie cherries, wine barrel. Nice, but perhaps the weakest aspect of the beer. More carbonation might bring more aroma to the surface.
T: Tart and fruity, with noticeable but not excessive tannins. Light and playful, reminiscent of a high-quality Lambrusco. The grapes are definitely contributing strongly to this brew. Some yogurty, lactic acid.
M: Low carbonation, medium body. Lingers intensely in the whole mouth. Light astringency starts to be felt in the cheeks after half the glass.
O: A very unique and enjoyable beer, although pretty far off the beaten path. I'm finding it highly drinkable, although I want to slow down and savor it more. I'm sad this was a 1 bottle per person limit, I'd definitely like to have more of this.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 00:21:08 | More by kscaldef
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4.51/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle, split
An interesting beer - not aged in petit verdot barrels, but rather aged in oak barrels with actual petit verdot grapes added.
The impact was pretty obvious - the grapes provided for a pinkish-ruby hue - no head. Tart and funky with heavy brett notes and equally heavy vinous notes from the grapes. A bit of a lactic bite makes a 1/2 pour seem like the ideal serving. Definitely not for those without an appreciation for wine, or at the very least, grapes. Great stuff - probably my one chance to ever have this.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 19:36:22 | More by dirtylou
Fifth Anniversary: Petit Verdot Barrel Aged Blonde Ale from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.