Golden Canary | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Golden CanaryGolden Canary

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ccrida on 07-21-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Pours a murky orange-yellow with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a cervoise. Thanks, Aaron! Nose has nice lactic edge with light fruit. Some stone fruit and cherry. Moderate acidity. Light acetic. Nice. Light body. Another pretty good offering from Block 15. Really nice brewery that has been from good to excellent, in my opinion. Looking forward to more from them.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a bright, almost neon apricot, not much of a head but a very pretty color.

Smells of pretty pure lactic sourness, sweet peachy fruit, hint of funk mostly sourness.

Very tart sourness, lactic, lots of peach and some apricot. Reminds me a little of Duck Duck, delicious.

Good carbonation, good drinkability despite the sourness.

Excellent sour, probably the best Block 15 beer.


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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Kan - thanks! Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, wispy cap, and a few splotches of lace. Murky orange-yellow body.

S - Lots of tart peach and stone fruits, lactic sourness, lemony citrus - is there fruit in here? Only mild funk, and a bit of Sweet Tarts candy flavor and oaky vanilla. Quite excellent.

T - Taste is similarly enjoyable, with intense orange and lemon citrus flavors, stone fruits, pale malts, lactic and acetic sourness, light musky and sweaty funk, and mild oak in the finish.

M - Medium body, with pleasantly zesty carbonation. Dry finish, with a touch of lingering stickiness. The acidity gets fairly intense by the end of 4oz, although it never reaches critical levels.

D - This was really good. I've only had one other beer from these guys, and it was a stout so I didn't known what to expect. Evocative of Lost Abbey's better golden sours in the balance of funk and acetobacter. I'd greatly enjoy having a bottle of this beer for myself.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a bright orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice finger of bubbly head that left some good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: whoa... very delicious aroma in this beer consisting of nice apricots, nectarines and citrus with a little funk, tart lactic character, some acidity but also a little oakiness.

T: I gotta say this tart nectarine apricot flavor has to be one of the best in an american wild but also had good citrus notes, great oakiness, some sweet maltiness, a little acidic character and a touch of funk.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, acidic, mildly funky and tart finish.

O: Damn this beer was good, definitely on my top 10 fruit forward american wilds. Good lookin out on this one beezler!

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Golden Canary from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.25 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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