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

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Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Ale (Fall Migration)Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Ale (Fall Migration)

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116 Ratings

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 28
Gots: 23 | 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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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%

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, Sunday at 02:21 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

SocalKicks, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

orangesol, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

wrightst, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mozim, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Gonzoillini, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

hAle2theWort, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

JamieDuncan, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bubseymour, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

huntermop, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DubCo21, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of sweetcell
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%

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 -1%

TriageStat, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Lee_Hancock, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Gatordaddy, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Hazey darker yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized yellow pink head. Decent retention.

S: Aroma is vinous. Grapey, slightly acidic. Bright.

T: Taste is similar. Vinous. Like a heavily carbonated white wine.

M: Lighter bodied heavier carb.

O: A nice beer.

Florida9, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Dave_Treat, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Duff27, Feb 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

A - buttery like look, descent lacing going on.

S- has gobs of fruit aromas. A big one is a sweet Granny Smith apple aroma

T- A lot of things are thrown at you in the tasting. It exposes more character than the smell alone. Orange peel, buttery smooth at the same time. Hints of pear

M- Fat mouth feel, sharp after taste and long lasting finish

O- the most unique beer I've had but an outstanding overall beer

Poucher86, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

egrace84, Feb 05, 2014
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Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Ale (Fall Migration) from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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