Golden Canary
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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From:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #47
ABV:
7.25%
Score:
97
Ranked #623
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 7.03%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
103
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 14, 2021
Added:
Jul 22, 2011
Wants:
  162
Gots:
  14
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: A foeder conditioned blend of golden ales, Golden canary marries a bready malt base with bright acidity, earthy funk, and mild barrel character from a portion of the blend maturing in oak barrels for 1-3 years in our wild cellar. open now for notes of stone fruit, green apple, and citrus zest—or let it mature further to allow the wild character to develop complexity over time.
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: A golden yellow color.
S: Strong pungent oak.
T: A tartier saison dupont. This is a tarty strong saison with bold farm notes and a crisp dry finish.
F: A tarty farm house.
O: A strong saison dupont with no downside.
Aug 14, 2021
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Rated by eatsluggs from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
World class my a...
Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.82 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jun 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by mantissa from Oregon

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by NWHopinator from Oregon

Jun 08, 2018
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Reviewed by FFreak from Vermont

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a wine glass. Beer is mostly clear, not a lot of color, but some lemonade color with a pinkish tint. Tall head that dissipates quickly. Aromas are of tart lemon and cherry, with just a hint of funk. Taste is a straight up wonderful blend of sweet and sour, with white grape juice and lemonade on top of sweet tart candies. Sour but not puckering. Mouth feel is just right. Overall, a great semi-sour ale from Block 15.
Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by devilmakesthree from Oregon

Sep 06, 2016
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2014 vintage. Thanks, Brian!

Clear amber pour with a thin, white head with good retention and minimal lacing. Nice nose, a blend of lactic and acetic acid, fruity, tart, vanilla, bright, some oak. Mild musty sweetness, damp basement. Mildly doughy. Palate opens fruity and sour, dominated by acetic acid, bright and fruity. Moderate lactic acid, a little yogurt like. Mid palate is sweet with honey and doughy toast. Mildly sweet and moderately acetic on the finish. Funk is minimal on the palate. Quite delicious.
Aug 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by South2NW from Oregon

May 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.64 by dpool from Arizona

Sep 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON)

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by HeadyTheElder from Louisiana

Jun 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by Malefactor from Oregon

Apr 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by scotv from New York

Apr 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by SeeingMeansMore from Oregon

Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by Chingringo from Florida

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.35 by JavaNoire from Iowa

Dec 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by kamikazeokami from Oregon

Dec 10, 2014
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep golden body. Almost no head. No collar.

Smell - Lots of caramel. Mild acidity. Some oak. Not a very exciting smell.

Taste - Much more acidic. Bright white-wine-like sourness. Sweet caramel. Oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Moderate sourness.

Overall - It's good, but not very exciting.
Nov 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.65 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Oct 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.48 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Oct 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by IrishColonial from Texas

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Oct 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by lysergicdream from Colorado

Oct 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by CSO from Illinois

Oct 01, 2014
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
Pour is a caramel amber, transparent, with a tight white head. Nose is quite bright, lots of peach aromas, leathery brett, lightly dusty. Taste is also fairly bright, lots of peaches, brett is strong, dusty brett, notes of leather. Light body, well carbonated, a bit oily. Flavors are bright and well pulled together.
Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Soto from North Carolina

Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SourinQns from New York

Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Sep 21, 2014
Golden Canary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 126 ratings