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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle | Hangar 24 Brewery

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4.15/5
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148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
CHANDELLE represents a perfect balance of fruit and funk, marrying the bright flavors of Golden Sweet apricots with the oak-aged complexity of sour beer. It begins as a blonde ale brewed with both malted and unmalted wheat, a blank canvas which is laid down in freshly emptied white wine barrels and topped off with our house souring culture. Over the course of a year these yeast and bacteria transform the liquid, bringing forth a beer that is both deeply funky and refreshingly sour. The barrels are then blended back together just before the final addition- a generous helping of fresh apricots plucked from Blossom Bluff Orchards in Central California. The tart flavors and aromas of the fresh fruit perfectly balance the acidic, bracingly sour base developed in the barrel.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 11-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,559
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
148
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
31
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.27/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a clear golden/orangey color ale with a small foamy head with very little retention. Aroma of tart notes is dominant some oak and acidity also showing. Taste is also a mix of sour notes with some pronounced acidic flavours, some oak and light funky flavours. Body is about average with light carbonation. Not bad but lacking depth and complexity.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Stephen - very acidic

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Photo of mtomlins
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Lots of apricot flesh, lightly vinous, funky, with a sharp lingering sourness

A: Bright yellow color, totally clear, with a large frothy head that has solid retention. Plenty of lacing in the glass.

T: Apricot flavor upfront, light vinous flavor, followed by a sharp lingering super strong sourness that lingers through the finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a light, but pleasing acidity to the beer.

O: Pretty tasty; While ridiculously sour the beer has ample apricot aroma and flavor that has a great vinous character that is nicely contrasted by a clean sharp lingering sourness.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keeling
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of amsguitarist
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlzm
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 corked and caged 750 ml bottle, consumed March 2nd, 2016. Stored at 55 degrees or below for two years since initial purchase. Served at 55 degrees and consumed from Teku glass.

Fairly clear, light/medium yellow. Two inch white head fades to zero soon enough.

Aroma is acidic and sweet and fruity and funky. So far, so good.

Flavor is acidic and fruity up front (must be those apricots), slightly sweet and powerfully sour in the mid-taste. Finish is... yeah, I'd use the word tart. A characteristic wheat tang finally sneaks in at the end, complementing the flavor pallete. As beer warms, it becomes slightly mellower and easier to drink, but it's a sipper from beginning to end.

Mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit two dimensional, but effective and probably turned out the way it was intended. Would gladly drink again.

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Photo of sheenisgod
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quetzolcotl
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was from a two year old bottle. The presence of apricot in the aroma and taste is still pretty solid and pleasant. This is a pretty acidic beer but not overly so. Not a fruit bomb but there enough and I'd say the fruit present-ness is on par with Map of the Sun from Rare Barrel. That is the fruit part only, the rest of the beer is different. A decent sour beer - but don't expect fireworks.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 148 ratings
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