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Tulach Leis - The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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The Vermont Pub & Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-20-2010

A Flemish Style Vermont Sour Red Ale fermented with brettanomyces yeast providing slight tartness with barnyard aromas and flavors. This recipe was the result of the collaborative efforts of VPB brewers both past and present in honor of their mentor and Master Brewer, Greg Noonan. The name (Toolah - Leez) comes from county Cork in Ireland where the Noonan clan originated. 6.1% ABV. Hits the style.
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4.62/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Named after Greg Noonan's ancestral homeland. This is described as a flemish sour red ale, fermented with brett.

Pours a lovely amber color with a one finger head into my glass.

Aroma is full of grape and strawberry with just a slight hint of funk in the nose.

Taste is much like horse leather with a slight funkiness that stands out. Not too funky though.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering grape and strawberry in the mouth. Very nice balance of funk and other flavors.

A fitting tribute to the man. Greg Noonan. You must have one in his honor!

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4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a snifter.

Pours a very clear red/ruby with a small white head. Nose is tart and earthy with a mellow sour note.

Taste is very good, sharp and tart and lots of acidic and funky flavors throughout. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a sharp finish.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vermont Pub & Brewery on 6/12/11.

A - Slightly hazy amber/orange liquid with tiny bubbles of carbonation and a slim white head that reduced to a thin web of lace.

S - Sour fruit akin to cherries, wet hay and barnyard funk and a hint of band-aid all combine to give the aroma a well-rounded tartness as well as some fruitiness.

T - Like the aroma, there is plenty of sour fruit and barnyard character in the flavor, as well as a hint of band-aid. Flavor blends wet hay with a sour cherry tartness. The Brett character is noticeable but subtle overall. I definitely get more of a fruity tartness than full-on mouth-puckering Brett sourness.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly sticky, syrupy texture. Finishes quite tart on the palate with a hint of residual sweetness.

D - Tulach Leis is an approachable sour beer with a pleasant fruity tartness and adequate funk that never loses control.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mondiale 2011. Medium red colour, a little head. A good mouthfeel for the style, as they added significant malt. This also served to take down the sourness from what I would have expected. A nice beer,no poems to be written about it, I enjoyed it and found it good drinkability and would gladly have it again.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

A tribute to the renowned Greg Noonan. Poured into a snifter, a hazy rusty amber color with a fizzly, short-lived, white head. Aroma of grass, white wine, tart berries, with a touch of Brett funk. Taste followed the aroma; this beer wasn't overly fruity, but there was a definite berry tartness to it, lightly sour, a bit of grassy barnyard funk. Nothing too extreme or too hard on the senses / palate. Slight metallic twinge in the finish. Medium body, nicely drinkable, quite good overall.

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Tulach Leis from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
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