Avec le Guillotine
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
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3.95 | pDev: 7.09%
Feb 25, 2022
Sep 07, 2021
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Notes: A collaboration with Metropolitan Brewing.

A blend of 70% traditional German doppelbock lager, 25% native fermented Flemish style ale aged in Calvados foedre for one year with pressed apples, and 5% American wild ale aged in Cabernet Franc grape must. All refermented with Balaton cherries and wild yeast then double barrel aged in a mix of second use bourbon barrels and Pomegranate Fox Wild Ale barrels for an additional 3 months, Phew!
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Opaque brown pour with lighter edges, tan cap. Aromas of musty cherry, caramel malt, earth, toast, apple slices and oak, weird together and stay separated. Complex and fascinating taste: tart cherry, musty grape, caramel malt, some basement funk, apple, toast, earth, lemon zest, bourbon, a hint of balsamic and molasses. Feel is medium bodied with a slightly thinning and decently drying finish with a kiss of must, sourness builds over time. Unlike anything I have had before, a wild doppelbock I guess. More interesting than good
Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Draft at Metropolitan, served in a .25cl tumbler. Thanks to Jenny & Thomas for this one!

Dark brown, thin cap of foam that recedes to a skim with some spotty lace.

Acidic aroma, some dark malts, faint cherry. Smells vaguely like an Oud Bruin.

Aggressively sour, not a lot of barrel character, sour cherry comes out as it warmed up.

Medium bodied, puckering and dry in the finish. Body feels a little thin from the acid.

Overall it was disappointing that all of the barrel treatments didn't really assert themselves.
The malt base and cherry elements were nice, but would have worked better with less acidity and more body.
Nov 12, 2021
Avec le Guillotine from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3 ratings