Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle | Hangar 24 Brewery

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143 Ratings
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Barrel Roll No. 5 ChandelleBarrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle
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
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
30
For Trade:
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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keeling
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of amsguitarist
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlzm
3.9/5  rDev -1%
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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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quetzolcotl
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sankykid
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I badly wanted to love this beer but for the 2016 release; this thing just isn't very enjoyable. If you're looking for a tart/acidic bomb, you'll probably love this. Just no balance of fruit and sweetness but did get a little better towards the end as it warmed up. Not sure how previous years have been but at the very least, a great bottle to "prank" family and friends who have never tried sour beers before, or, just for those who are big sour lovers and want to punish your senses.

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Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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