Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Ransom Spirits Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel) | OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
oecbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Experimentalis is our barrel aging project using fruits that are grown in our Horticultural Area. Each release is unique and no two releases will taste the same.

Blend #1 of Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons was aged on our greenhouse meyer lemons for 12 months in a Ransom Spirits Gin/Pinot Noir barrel for 12 months.

Blend #2 of Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons was aged on our greenhouse meyer lemons for 16 months in a Ransom Spirits Gin/Pinot Noir barrel for 16 months.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
55
pDev:
6.48%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really dug this. Closer to that clean style of wild beer, but the barrels added enough complexity to keep it interesting. The gin barrels were crazy here, so much ginger and pine. Wonderful fruit presence, I didn't remember it being acetic at all, unlike a couple other things I've had from them.

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4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle. Hazy golden orange body. No head or retention. Looks still. Aromas are bright lemon peel and juice, orange, floral gin. Flavors are a smack of sour lemon up front, followed by the oak and floral gin notes. This beer is an absolute stunner. Incredibly refreshing.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Blend 2, 4/3/2015.

Appearance - Hazy light orange body. Medium white head and a medium collar.

Smell - Impressive. Lemon. Oak. Gin barrel is most prominent and I'm sucker for it in saisons.

Taste - Wine comes out a lot more. Lemon flavor is delicious. Oak. Gin barrel lingers into the finish. Mild tartness. More of a saison than a wild ale, I'd say.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Fantastic. Great combination of flavors.

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Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Ransom Spirits Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel) from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 55 ratings