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

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
55
From:
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  13
Gots
  8
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of ShanePB
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of aj_tuna
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Soooooooooooo much Meyer Lemon!!! Almost tastes like I'm sucking on half of a Meyer lemon or like a mouth full of the zest but in the best way possible. Oec is making some very interesting brews and would love to have as many different ones as possible.

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Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Ransom Spirits Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel) from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 55 ratings