Whalez
Orange Belt Brewing

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From:
Orange Belt Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
94
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.29%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 23, 2018
Added:
Mar 30, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.02 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Aug 27, 2016
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very light hazy gold with a two-finger, pure white head (from a fairly aggressive pour) that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing. The white wine barrel really comes through nicely on the nose - similar to a Sauvignon with a hint of oak at the end. Taste is sour upfront, though not too intense, transitioning to a bit more tartness and ending kind of dull. It's solid, though tame.
Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by MLDucky from Texas

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by nhindian from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours a very pale straw yellow. It is nearly completely see-through and is topped by a snow-white head that gives this more of the look of a light lager than a barrel-aged sour.

Aroma - The aroma is deceptively potent given the less-than-impressive look. A mild acidity gives way to a pleasant tartness that couples with a nice white wine grapiness. A touch of oak and vanilla gives this surprising depth to contrast the fruitier notes.

Taste - The taste is pretty dang interesting. The barrel presence is immense, so much so that the oak - and especially the vanilla notes - steal the show, and this paired with the tartness is a profile I've not yet experienced in a sour beer. It isn't overly tart but gives a nice pucker. Grape, lemon, and some grassiness add a lighter side.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is great for the qualities exhibited. It is light and the acidity creeps into the corners of the mouth. Maybe a touch more carbonation would help, but hard to argue.

Closing Arguments - I didn't quite know what to expect coming into this beer; there hasn't been many reviews and the brewery itself is a complete unknown. While I didn't expect the wine barrel to be so prominent, it is bold and I actually really enjoyed it. The tannins mesh with the acidity to make this fun to drink.
Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by dheldman from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Not sure why this is rated so low. The sour finish on this was almost perfect, having a nice acidity but without being overly sour or puckering. There was also a prominent wine barrel presence but it was very well balanced, lending a orange and lemon flavor. Between the great upfront flavors and exceptional finish this is perfect.
Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by brewskis from Indiana

Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.83 by Hop_Head000 from New Jersey

May 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
650 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Smell is oaky and a little generically acidic. Some lactic, some vinegar. Taste has some pale malt and grape-y fruitiness. Oak. Light sweetness and grainy finish. Moderately sour. Medium body. It's a pretty clean sour. Smells a bit intense, but the taste is nice.
May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by chippo33 from Vermont

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by SimcoeKid from California

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by StoutSnob40 from California

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by wingnutter from Florida

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.99 by badboy7113 from Florida

Apr 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.85 by Starscream86 from Florida

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.84 by JamesH from Florida

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by M_chav from New Mexico

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by CraigS119 from Florida

Mar 30, 2016
Whalez from Orange Belt Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 26 ratings