Evolution Of The Barrel | Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

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4.08/5
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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
tahoebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRG1313 on 06-05-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of RobertColianni
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
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.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funkybuddhism
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

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evolution Of The Barrel from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 14 ratings