Artista Zynergia: Morpheus & Iris
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #611
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,931
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.08%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
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OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
 
Connecticut, United States
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Morpheus & Iris is a blend of Brouwerij Alvinne’s (Moen, Belgium) Morpheus Meets Lambik “Lambic Style Ale” with several different OEC ales matured in wine barrels with Chambourcin grape skins for 1 year.

The wine barrels were first use from Matthiasson Vineyards and used to house their Chardonnay.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of LAp
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More beautiful blending work from OEC. 750mL bottle poured into a table glass. A great sour profile as per usual from this brewery (blendery?). Still, not quite as nuanced as some of their other offerings. Outstanding...just not outstanding as some of the other beers they produce.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i am so impressed with all of the beers i have had from these guys. i know its a lot more blending and ageing and tweaking than it is brewing, but who cares, the stuff coming out under this OEC label is enormously impressive, and i am glad it occasionally comes to colorado, although bull and bush is the only place i have ever seen it, maybe some relationship exists there. this is an alvinne lambic type blended with some OEC beers and barrel aged on grape skins in wine barrels. sounds process intensive because it is, and the resulting beer is very complex. its hazy and very thick for its low alcohol, a bit of a lazy white head, but it fades fast. aroma of classic belgian wheaty lambic funk, tannic and woody from the barrels. i dont smell much from the grapes added here, and i also get some secondary yeast, maybe a saison strain or something belgian from one of the blended in ales. the feel right away is thick, like its taken on some of the texture of the wood, its insanely mature, not flat but not effervescent either, feels really substantial for what it is, obviously influenced a ton by the barrels. the grape skins add a nice fruity tang thats complimentary to the wild yeast in here. medium sourness, bacterial, but a ton of funk. citrus notes in here with the grapes too, and the wheat remains quite flavorful. i thought the ducato gose in the granite was a little too much, like it didnt all mesh as well as it sounds like it should on paper, but this one is a real work of art if you dont mind the mouthfeel, which i certainly dont, it actually intrigues me. i hope these OEC projects keep up, and i hope they keep coming out here. this is lovely, on tap at bull and bush. i would go have one before its gone, there cant be all that much of it around...

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blend 1 9/29/29

Golden sunset orange.

This is a very nice blend. It has a fou foune apricot fruit flavor to it. Nice sour and tartness level. The oak shows as well as the wine and grapes. Not in a tannin way though. It definitely has more of an American sour flavor than lambic flavor but the blend makes this so much more drinkable than most American wilds.

The fruit flavors here are awesome. Ends slightly dry. Very well done.

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Artista Zynergia: Morpheus & Iris from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings