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Recolte Du Bois - Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

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Recolte Du Bois
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85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 02-20-2014

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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange gold, with an ample head that quickly dissipates to a ring of foam, leaving some curtains of lacing.

Smells of fruit--orange and tropical, some marshmallow, butterscotch sweetness though well in the background, wood, Orval-like spicy brett aromas.

Upfront, tastes mainly of orange, maybe some pineapple, and biscuity malt. The fruit tastes continue into the mid-palate, with some ginger and slight bandaid, then a dry, earthiness takes over, leading to a long, slightly bitter finish that ends up a bit tongue-numbing, but not annoyingly so.

Medium body, though on the light side for a saison, and quite dry, with crisp carbonation.

This is a delightful beer, complex, deliciously fruity and tart yet balanced by a desirable amount of sweetness, and very brett funky. It is interesting that with cabernet barrel aging, the beer ends up with so much of an orange flavor. I think that must be coming from hops, my guess would be Citra.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, funk, Brett, red wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, red wine, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice sour and funk forward aromas and flavors from the use of Brett and the red wine barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Stevedore
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle of indeterminate vintage. Served in a snifter glass 1/1/2015.

A- Hazy orange body, two finger white head with low retention time and longevity. Not much lacing, finishes off relatively placid.

S- Ech. A bit of rotten orange, oak and yeasty mineral flavours. I would be more convinced based off of the smell that this is a white wine barrel aged beer, but apparently it is Cabernet in origin. Not getting a lot of the white wine tannins. In fact, there is a decent amount of butterscotch which isn't really a flavour that I expect to find here.

F- Oranges, lemon zest, a mild bit of passion fruit sweetness with a stolid biscuit-heavy malt. It's not particularly sweet, but it's not particularly sour either. Balanced and drinkable, but that's the best I can say about it. There is an odd herbal aftertaste which is strange for me.

M- Medium bodied, dry, crisp and refreshing which is nice. However, the weird aftertaste of this tends to limit my willingness to drink the entire glass.

O- Weird beer, definitely drinkable but also reasonably forgettable. Worth trying, I suppose, but I wouldn't go out of your way to try this.

Final score: 3.34

This is a delightful beer, complex, deliciously fruity and tart yet balanced by a desirable amount of sweetness, and very brett funky. It is interesting that with cabernet barrel aging, the beer ends up with so much of an orange flavor. I think that must be coming from hops, my guess would be Citra.

Photo of RossusMaximus
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smells great but bland. Unique difficult to describe mild flavor but would pass.

Photo of elNopalero
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a hazy golden in color. I get a estery funky aroma, with some citrusy notes and a bit of citrus peel. The flavor has a subdued citrus nuance, with a pleasantly tart finish. I’m realizing that my notes don’t do it justice here…

Photo of BierJager89
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw color with a white head.

S: Cardamom, nutmeg, a touch of citrus in the nose.

T: Taste has more cardamom and nutmeg, some orange, some lemon.

M: Light bodied and fairly smooth.

O: Pretty good, almost like a cross between a light, fruity, spicy saison and a pumpkin ale.

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Recolte Du Bois from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.