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Barrel Aged Wake Of The Flood - Half Acre Beer Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 12
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 20.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An autumnal rye with apples and Lactobacillus. Aged 11 months in a French oak Pinot Noir barrel.
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4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked & caged 750ml bottle into two St. Bernardus goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to MTC for the hook up!

Name BBL Wake of the Flood
Process Apples & Lacto
Time 11 Months
Bottle 111 of 160

A: Had to wrestle the cork out but it finally let loose with a mighty 'pop'. Deep mahogany/Grade B maple syrup color with two fingers of creamy light tan head. Retention was fantastic with a fair amount of foam hanging around 'till the very end. Specks and sheets of lace were left behind.

S: Initial aroma of bread & butter pickles! This quickly faded into the background as aromas of green apple, vanilla, grape skins, and a bit of coconut come to the forefront. Heather said it reminded her of her Polish grandmothers' home made pickles.

T: Exactly as above with some tart berry thrown in for good measure. Just a suggestion of Pinot. More wood than wine.

M: Suprisingly smooth and silky with a bit of Rye malt dryness. Just the right amount of lacto tang for good measure. A bit of spicy wood late in the finish.

O: We really liked what the barrel brought to the base beer. The key to this one is what temperature change does to this over the course of a full 750ml sample size. Allow it to warm, swirl in all the yeast, and enjoy. We did!

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3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at FoBAB 2011. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a solid cap, thick collar, and no lacework. Transparent dark bronze body.

S - Dill. Tons of oak here. Reminds me a little of Vagabond in that respect, but with some light pinot character. The apples added to the barrel lend a tart appleskin flavor. However, this is mostly overwhelmed by oak and dill - base beer is long gone.

T - Taste is again a mix of tart apples, dill, oak, and light lactic sourness. There's an odd stale hop flavor that was unexpected, but the rye base doesn't really show up to play.

M - Medium bodied, with an extremely dry and tannic texture, and prickly medium-high carbonation. Probably redundant here, but too much oak.

D - Reminds me a little of some Jolly Pumpkin beers I've had with the intense oak and light dill notes. Not a complete miss, but kind of one-dimensional. Still, everything Half Acre brought this year was drinkable, which is a step in the right direction!

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Barrel Aged Wake Of The Flood from Half Acre Beer Company
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