Evolution Of The Barrel
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

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Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
4.08 | pDev: 6.86%
Sep 03, 2021
Jun 05, 2016
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Rated: 4.1 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A pleasant surprise here, great blended sour. Superb balance and really pleasant and complex flavor. Feel is spot on. Definitely puts Tahoe mountain on my radar

Beautiful golden liquid with a feint and fleeting head. Nose has notes of nectarine and tangerine as well as some tannic notes and a soft vanilla hit that comes on as it warms.
Taste has some.of that puckering sour but its balanced out by some.vanilla and doughy notes. There are also some of those same citrus and light stone fruit notes as well.
Wonderful body that brings a full mouth feel while staying crisp and light
Dec 10, 2020
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip. Bottle has no date on it.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a nearly crystal-clear body and plenty of apparent effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam; quite attractive.

Smell: lightly tart with a nice sweetness, a little bit of funk, and even a little bit of phenolic character. Not so much of the latter as to come across medicinal -- there's just enough to add a little interesting complexity.

Taste: a bit tarter than the aroma would suggest, there's a pretty mild funk also present along with some grassy elements reminiscent of springtime. I feel like it doesn't have a ton of complexity in the flavor, but it's still nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is a very refreshing quaff. The sourness isn't too much, although the other flavors of the beer could do more to stand up to it.
Oct 10, 2019
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Rated by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fresh 2017 bottle: -


4yo (2017) bottle: must, blanket, white plum, pith, very light band-aid.

May 03, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is a special beer, absolutely incredible, and while almost all of the tahou mountain wild beers have been exceptional, this might take the cake. if i close my eyes and take it in with my senses, i believe it to be authentic belgian lambic. its cool they made it in the traditional method, blending golden wild beers of one, two, and three years in age, gueuze type beer, made right here in the states, and it comes through ridiculously authentic, with a grassy iodine oaky funk, white wine and farm, light white wheat and even aged hops to it, just tremendous really. this could be made by one of the famous producers, seriously. tons of oak to this but the beer is very light itself, and the yeast profile is really great, traditional, and complex. a bacterial pucker but equally funky, tannic, sharp, clean, weird, woody, and expertly blended. the young lambic really stands out in here, and the especially mature parts add a ton of depth to this, lightly medicinal and vinous, very well carbonated too and without any unnecessary grain weight. the complexity and quality and authentic belgian recall here are all impressive to the max, tahou mountain is doing some great wild beer, and this is supreme i reckon. seriously some of the better beer in this style i have had from anyone outside of belgium. a standout in a very strong christmas lineup!
Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Dec 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy copper color with a small white head and no lacing.

S: Strong note of funky horse blanket brett, some toasted bread, some citrus and lemon and tartness.

T: Brett is for for t with the barnyard funk, some Tart lemon and, some toasted bread and a strong tartness, with a slight sour.

F: Light body and sharp carbonation.

O: A very balanced and tasty sour.
Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

May 08, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by acurtis from New Jersey

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by funkybuddhism from Bouvet Island

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This was much much better than I expected. Smells like a gueuze. Tastes like a gueuze. Barrel smoothes it out, but you can taste the alcohol bite relative to a standard gueuze. A bit like the Mariage Parfait in that regard, but Evolution of the Barrel is actually more balanced.

Bottle into stemware
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Jun 05, 2016
Evolution Of The Barrel from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings