Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus | The Bruery

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129 Ratings
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Vitis Series: PinotlambicusVitis Series: Pinotlambicus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dry and vinous beer with hints of smokiness and a touch of oak. First running press of Pinot Noir grapes from Santa Barbara County were added to a year old blonde sour ale (called by many names around here, one you may be familiar with is Cuvee Jeune) and fermented together in stainless. The grape beer was then transferred to wine barrels and aged for 10 months. The beer is pleasantly tart, complex and refreshing; it can easily substitute a sparkling wine for any celebration.

Added by Overlord on 11-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
45
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So this is a 5+ year old beer that hasn't been reviewed in 2.5 years.

L - Pours a semi-opaque golden copper body with a fizzy half finger head that never sets up, it dissipated pretty much as the pour ended.

S - Big pinot noir nose with sour/tart cutting through it along with oak and mild vinegar. Really a nice nose here.

T - Juicy pinot noir grapes front and center. It's not as sour as the smell was leading me on to believe. Medium tartness, some funk/earth and oak.

F - Light bodied, light carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O - The grapes dominate here. To me, a properly stored bottle should be holding up, but I have no clue how this was fresh.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.4.13

A - Pours a clear light orange with a fizzy off-white head that is gone instantly.

S - Lots of pinot and wine barrel.

T - Tart pinot, oaky barrel, dry finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a light body.

O - Heavy on the pinot and oak barrel. More Grape then malt.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Vitis Series: Pinotlambicus from The Bruery
4.03 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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