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Enchantment - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Enchantment
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87
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.65% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Inspired by the art of vintage ale blending found in the Flanders region, Belgium. Enchantment is blend of oud bruins (old browns); 6-33 months matured in first and second use American oak bourbon barrels. Brewed into our open fermenter with a custom mix of brewer’s yeast, brettanomyces, and acid producing bacteria. This blend is a selection of five barrels from the program. Enchantment pours dark brown with magenta highlights and a fleeting off white head. The aroma and flavor show hints of cocoa, dried fruits, black cherries, oak and tobacco. Balanced acidity provides a vinous and refreshing finish.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 07-21-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured nearly flat into stemmed glass. A very minimal head formed around the edge. Served cold.
Allowed to warm, aroma is of cherries and little else. I don't pick up much of the bourbon.
Taste follows aroma. Very pleasant tartness. Absolutely sublime. Wonderful. Cherries, slight bourbon, the brett shines.
Aftertaste allows experience to linger. Could sip on this all day. I wish I had more. This one was a gift but will definitely be looking for it when I get to Oregon - and anywhere else that Block 15 might show up.
If you like sour, this is a must have.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, fruit, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour and tart malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice balance between the sour and bourbon barrel qualities.

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Bottle opened on 7.6.13

A - Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. A small tan head forms with good retention.

S - Tart cherry and bourbon.

T - Bourbon, carmel, with a slight tart cherry finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Lots of bourbon with a tart cherry finish. A touch of wood-acid. Drinks easy. Solid.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to Rathakem for once again, providing the Block 15 love. enjoyed from a block 15 snifter.

a - beer poured a deep ruby brown that settled in the glass fairly dark. there was a very thin almost fizzy head with the pour, but it was gone quick and swirling the beer left sparse traces of lace. nice ruby high lights when held to the light.

s - here is where things really start to get cooking. there is a strong sour cherry that is tamed back by lacto and brett. feels like it wants to pucker, but is oh so smooth...my mouth begins to water.

t - BAM! really top notch. wonderful sour cherries, but held in place with soft barrel bugs and lacto. all the plastic tartness is there, but it is behind a glass wall so you can enjoy it without the slam in the face sourness that usually goes with it.

m - extremely drinkable...one of the best flanders i've had.

o - this is one of those beers where you read the description and there is quite a bit going on and you taste it hoping to distinctly find each element, but what you find is that each element wasn't used as much as a science experiment, but more dialed in for a recipe. the blends of old and young brew and the mix and match of spent and spent spent barrels...it was all to dial in a flavor. this is really a phenomenal beer. glad i have another bottle...wish i had a case. cheers!

Enchantment from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.