Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle
Hangar 24 Brewing

Barrel Roll No. 5 ChandelleBarrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle
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American Wild Ale
Ranked #410
Ranked #3,328
4.16 | pDev: 8.65%
Hangar 24 Brewing
California, United States
Barrel Roll No. 5 ChandelleBarrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle
Notes: 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.
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Jedwards for the final pre-move blowout cellar crash. Pours a hazy, tangerine hue with no head. Nose expresses tart apricot, a slight medicinal character and a faint, candied quality. Taste is pretty much on par with the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-light (but closer to the light) with a lively carbonation and a pleasant acidity. Overall, a solid apricot sour, but it's no Fou' Foune.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, first, it's amusing that I'm the one adding this to the BA system.

750ml bottle courtesy of Hophead84. Thanks!

A: Copper-orange with a head that fades out very quickly, leaving a bald beer.

N: Apricot, lemon, and some green apple. Very heavy vinegar and acetone. Lactic acid. Not great, but it's passable as the beer warms.

T: Apricot and vinegar are the dominate sensations. Acetone. Simple lactic sourness. Sweet-tart split. Some raspberry from the vinegar, perhaps. Not too complex, but enjoyable enough.

M: Fairly light, so in a good range for a sour. Alcohol isn't noticeable.

O: A decent overall attempt and better than say, the new Cascade Apricot batches. Look forward to more from Barrel Roll.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clouded dark orange in color with a moderately-sized near white head. Leaves the glass messy with irregular lines of foamy stick.

Very fruit forward aroma: huge amounts of sun-dried apricots leading the charge, with only a minimal presence of acid and funk. Wonderful aroma for an apricot lover.

The flavor follows the aroma, but with a bit more complexity. Incredibly expressive flavor of rich, juicy, sun-dried apricots, a whisper of an earthy funk character, and some mild acidic sour character. While simple and straightforward, this remains a very delicious beer.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Another Barrel Roll series hit!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #105/1174. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Gushed like hell.

Smell - Fruity. Very acidic. A touch of acetic acid. Distinct apricot. Slight chemical aroma.

Taste - Much cleaner sour. Fruity apricot. Grainy malts. Acetic acid is more pronounced and gets stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Very sour, but easy to drink.

Overall - A little too vinegary. Covers up some of the fruit flavor that was otherwise the highlight.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is not a 2015 review. This review is from found notes from tasting this beer shortly after it was released.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Barrel Roll No. 5 Chandelle from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 150 ratings