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Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Ale (Fall Migration) - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 11-10-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

cj8311, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

spycow, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jspriest, Oct 27, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fall 2013 bottle. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter 9/28/2014. This one gushed upon opening.

A- Clear golden body, not much in way of head, thin collar, some lacing.

S- Wooden funk, chardonnay, the light lemon flavours typical of Brett, a bit of sweet pale malt. A little bit of rubber.

F- Chardonnay flavours, lemon, sweet pale malt. A little oak. Slightly tart, a bit of earth.

M- On the thinner side of medium, well carbonated with a dry earthy finish.

O- It's alright. Funk is there, a bit thin; perhaps the Brett went a bit too out of control here. Tricky little buggers, these.

Stevedore, Sep 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Dactrius, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Sammy, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.89/5  rDev -3%

750ml bottle poured into a wine stem.

Fall of 2013; consumed 9/12/14. Bottle# 380 out of 1500.

Appearance: pale yellow bodied beer with massive fluffy and rocky white head. Great head retention and lots of thick lacing left on the side of the glass. Head eventually falls to a thin head.

Smell: Lots of white wine. Oak and earthy brett. Lots of vanilla notes.

Taste: This tastes like a white wine cream sickle. Yeah, I just made that word up, but this is exactly what it would taste like if you swap the orange profile in a cream sickle for white wine flavor profile. It is both weird yet it seems keeps my interest. Got some pale malts in there too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels.

Overall: I think that this bottle did not age well. Was hoping that the brett would help the beer stay more carbonated than it actually was. This beer must have had a very strong white wine barrel presence when it was fresh based on how big the white wine still was in this beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SocalKicks, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

orangesol, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

wrightst, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mozim, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Gonzoillini, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

hAle2theWort, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JamieDuncan, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bubseymour, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

huntermop, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

DubCo21, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 14, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 release.

A: dark end of golden. head never fell and left behind a nice lacing.

S: heavy brett with some pear.

T: vinous with a nice brett funk. i swear i get a hint of lacto in there, but maybe it's just the combo of brett + chardonnay barrel-aging.

M: relatively high carbonation.

O: outstanding brett-driven beer. one of the best i've ever had. sad that i've just finished my second, and last bottle. will be on the lookout for future editions.

sweetcell, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

TriageStat, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Lee_Hancock, Mar 23, 2014
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Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Ale (Fall Migration) from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.