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Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus - The Bruery

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Vitis Series: PinotlambicusVitis Series: Pinotlambicus

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 114
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A dry and vinous beer with hints of smokiness and a touch of oak. First running press of Pinot Noir grapes from Santa Barbara County were added to a year old blonde sour ale (called by many names around here, one you may be familiar with is Cuvee Jeune) and fermented together in stainless. The grape beer was then transferred to wine barrels and aged for 10 months. The beer is pleasantly tart, complex and refreshing; it can easily substitute a sparkling wine for any celebration.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 11-08-2010)
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Bottle opened on 10.4.13

A - Pours a clear light orange with a fizzy off-white head that is gone instantly.

S - Lots of pinot and wine barrel.

T - Tart pinot, oaky barrel, dry finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a light body.

O - Heavy on the pinot and oak barrel. More Grape then malt.

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Probably my favorite brew from tonight's tasting...

Poured a fairly clear light orange brew... no real head or lacing....

The nose buggy/big brett and still pretty fruity.

The flavor is interesting for days.... tannic and fruity... brett/mild lactic notes... woody/definite winey presence... a heavier "Cuvee de Castleton" is my big descriptor..

The carbonation is light... body is fine for something this heavy...

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A: It has a small off white laced head. The body is an orange color.

S: Very mild aroma. Subtle tart aromas followed by caramel.

T: The wine comes through immediately. There is a medium tart and funkiness that blends well with the caramel and toffee flavors.

M: Nice thick body. How ever the carbonation is a little light.

O: Very interesting. A good but not great beer.

jvillefan, May 08, 2013
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Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.