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Trebuchet - Ladyface Ale Companie

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 14
Avg: 4
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-25-2012

Trébuchet was created by aging Chaparral Saison in Sauvignon Blanc barrels for 7 months, with additions of lactobacillus for a distinct tartness without “barnyard” character.
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 14
Reviews by wethorseblanket:
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap @ the source.

A: Pours a clear golden with a quarter-inch thick white head which fades to the rim leaving a few spots of lace.

N: Vinous, fruity, tartly astringent, faint saison yeast.

T: Mildly sour, tannic, white grape, well balanced, some spices.

M: Moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Mildly sour and vinous finish.

O: More vinous than farmhouse. Little if any funk. Pretty good. Artistic.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7.17.15. Pours golden with nice clarity. Smell is white wine, oak, and lacto. Taste is oaky, crisp, and tart. Just a bit of earthy character and a hint of vinegar. A bit of an undesirable sourness that lingers in the aftertaste, and hard to categorize as a saison (most resembles an American Wild) but overall very good.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of straightlambic
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oakquinox

Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. The wine comes through strongly on the nose. Lots and lots of white grape aroma and a surprising amount of sweet malt. There is just a light, lactic tartness to it and a bit of green apple. The flavor is tart with lemon, lemon peel, and green apple. A bit of grass and musty oak provide some slight funk.

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Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This has aged beautifully. This batch is more balanced than last years. I understand now why it won gold last year.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some spice, wood, and slight wine aromas. Taste is of grain, sour/tart fruit, wood, and some slight wine flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has some good barrel aging going on.

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Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of moonknight31
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Trebuchet from Ladyface Ale Companie
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