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Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 115
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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jlenik

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a mostly golden color with no head retention.

s: smells like a sweet white wine. kinda of grainy and a little tart.

t: apricot notes come through along with a sweet grape taste. definitely tart but drinkable at the same time.

m: the sweetness makes this feel a little thick but the tartness and dryness mostly cuts through it.

o: nice beer. If I didn't know any better I would guess this was an Allagash beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:28:57 | More by jlenik
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beerdweeb

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2012 07:37:07 | More by beerdweeb
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -39%

01-12-2012 08:07:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-12-2012 04:29:21 | More by enelson
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alcmclocklin

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-10-2012 03:45:14 | More by alcmclocklin
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-09-2012 20:39:05 | More by acurtis
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clarkenstein

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-08-2012 21:09:12 | More by clarkenstein
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cmsimeur

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-19-2011 03:17:39 | More by cmsimeur
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Ommegang flute from a 750ml bottle.

A - A very aggressive pour yields no head at all with some slight random bubbles collection on the sides of the glass. The color is nice and pale amber with tons of golden hints. Very attractive color. (4.0)

S - Copious vinous notes. Smells like a Champagne. Dry woody oak notes permeate throughout along with a nice acidic tartness. Slight vinegar is present as well. There are some perceived wheat notes as well as some nice earthy grain and slight bread. Very nice aroma. (4.5)

T & M - Starts off with some nice grape notes. Very vinous almost like a buttery Chardonnay. There is some nice tartness to the brew that is made a bit mild by some woody notes. The grape notes are amazing. This brew is so smooth. The grape notes are amazing mixed in with some nice slight fruit juice sweetness and very nice funk. The body is light and refreshing with lower CO2 but with a nice slight oily dry and sour finish. (5.0)(4.5)

O - Aging this brew probably smoothed it out a bit and IMO it taste amazing with nice sweetness pulling throughout the the tart grape notes to make a very approachable sour. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:46:00 | More by JoEBoBpr
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 05:10:25 | More by photomike
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

12-14-2011 00:37:09 | More by spycow
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22%

12-12-2011 00:59:50 | More by EasyReader
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +22%

12-02-2011 03:12:40 | More by VAbdoyan
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-26-2011 13:47:54 | More by GRG1313
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-23-2011 14:28:02 | More by waiting4lunch
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lcmir23

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-22-2011 03:54:46 | More by lcmir23
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sampx

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22%

11-22-2011 00:39:48 | More by sampx
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-21-2011 05:45:01 | More by Callmecoon
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-20-2011 00:38:14 | More by xnicknj
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Sideswipe

California

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the Bruery barrel tasting

Clear golden color wih minimal head. No lacing. Sour grapes and a bit of oak in the nose. Tart grapes, mild funk and wood flavors dominate. Great wine characteristics. There's a nice lingering tartness in the finish. Medium body with very little carbonation. Very tasty. I really like the super tart, winey qualities. Wish they'd bottle this again. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 20:49:25 | More by Sideswipe
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-18-2011 13:04:26 | More by jwelsh
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2011 23:31:55 | More by codynevels
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jerz

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 06:14:39 | More by jerz
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MrFootstones

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 17:12:32 | More by MrFootstones
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bombadil

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-15-2011 05:45:05 | More by bombadil
Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.