Tagboard 2018 Blend
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.3%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
 
Colorado, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: A blend of Lambic-inspired, coolship spontaneous beer, brewed in accordance with the Méthode Traditionnelle guidelines, aged for one, two, and three years in neutral oak, then, combined with freshly picked Neomexicanus wet hops from Voss Farms in Arvada, Colorado. We further aged the beer for two weeks in more than 20lbs of hops in each of several freshly emptied red wine oak barrels. The slightly sour and funky base beer melds with sweet pine, melon, and berry characteristics from the hops. Wild microbes like ours are known to be able to bio-transform hop aroma compounds and flavor compounds, releasing new and interesting flavors from the hops as the beer ages. Enjoy fresh or age for a more complex flavor experience.
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Unlike the overcarbonated 2017 version, this one pours without any carbonation; it is clearer than the earlier version with a golden hue

Smell: Barnyard aroma with fresh cut hay and cheese; grainy, with a touch of lactic lemon

Taste: Lactic lime forward with melon tones underneath; funky, oaky and cheesy; in the middle, the hops add a bitter layer to the finish where the funk, fruit and oak all merge

Mouthfeel: Medium body and still

Overall: Since a Lambic can be still, this is just as enjoyable as the more carbonated bottles previous tasters reported

Jul 14, 2020
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - trace offwhite head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - aged, quality cheese. Rotting citrus. Veggie casserole.

T - so much funk. Oak, blue cheese, barnyard hay, dirty sock, orange, grapefruit, lime, melon. No bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with minimal carb.

O - the funk is strong with this one.

Jan 26, 2020
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Sammy from Canada

3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 10, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate medium yellow + honey colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy sudsy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film covering a little more than 50% of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of barnyard hay-like funkiness as well as moderate aromas of lemon citrus lacto tartness over the top of light to moderate aromas of wheat + grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate aromas of tropical/melon, spicy, citrus/lemon zest, herbal, and pine hops as well as light to moderate aromas of oak + tannins.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of barnyard hay-like funkiness as well as moderate flavors of lemon citrus lacto acidic tartness. Moderate flavors of oak and tannins. Finally there are moderate flavors of tropical/melon, spicy, citrus/lemon zest, herbal, and pine hops which contribute a minimal amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving moderate lingering tartness/sourness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate to strong amounts of acidic prickliness and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a nice bright acidic + dry mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this wet-hopped méthode tradionnelle "lambic" inspired beer - the flavors and aromas from the wet-hopping really complement the base beer style.

Jul 24, 2019
Tagboard 2018 Blend from Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 4 ratings