Sparkling Swan | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tart, bubbly, grape ale... This sparkling beer-wine hybrid is light, cool breeze across the landscape of your palate. Fermented with red wine grapes, giving it an intriguingly purple hue. It's a crisp and satisfying treat, like a sunset stroll through a vineyard. Perfect for a beer and wine lovers alike!

Added by superspak on 10-25-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
3.35%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of depechemode1983
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a burgandy color. the head is pink with excellent retention. There is a good amount of lacing in the form of even rings.

The nose is sour cherry with a bit of a funk.

Very merlot like with a splash of plain mineral water.

The mouthfeel is that of a red wine spritzer.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/18/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red, light pink/purple color, with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart red grapes, skin, plum, cherry, currant, raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, red grapes, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart red grapes, skin, plum, cherry, currant, raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light Brett spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart red grapes, skin, plum, cherry, currant, raspberry, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, red grapes, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance, with no puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent fruit sour. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, red grapes, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Awesome balance of juicy/jammy red grapes, Brett/Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A really enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, snifter glass. Darker purple body, slight dark pink hue, one finger pink head. Good retention. Plenty of lacing. Smell is red wine grape juice, light oak, a bit of lactic acidity, touch of cheese. Flavour is a deeper grape juice flavour, a bit of Brett leather, sweet grainy malt, a bit of lagery mineral. Pretty nice stuff. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit slick but not quite buttery. Has a mildly astringent, leathery aftertaste. An interesting wild ale, more of a hybrid of grape juice and beer with a nice tartness.

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Photo of meatyard
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sparkling Swan from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7 ratings