Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani

Georgia
United States
Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani, Reformation Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

White wine barrel, welcome to the party. We love your groovy Sémillon staves and subtle funk alongside additions of Niagara grapes.

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
IBUs: 
5
Served at: 
40 - 50º F
Hops: 
Hallertauer Blanc
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani by Reformation Brewery is being evaluated as Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C).  The beer features Niagara grapes, Lactobacillus, and barrel aging in a Sémillon barrel.

It pours hazy with a peach color with hues of pink.  A small, ivory head forms but doesn’t linger. The grape forward nose is reminiscent of a chardonnay grape with restrained lactic acid and oak.  Light grainy malt is also present without additional complexity that esters or hops could bring.  

The flavor is a pleasant, moderate amalgamation of grapes, vanilla, and lower levels of soft oak.  Clean fermentation, no malt, no hops, and low bitterness allow the barrel and grapes to shine. Semi-dry finish with a lingering lactic tange provide a thirst-quenching experience.

Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani is a solid offering that has a solid amount of character at only 5.9 % ABV.  Its smooth flavor with barrel-forward and grape flavors would appease both the beer as well as the wine drinker.

Brewery Introduction

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When we started as home brewers in Nick's basement, we had a simple goal. Brew the beer we loved. We had no idea that humble wish would inspire a community to gather around us, one that would lead us to share our best gifts beyond our backyard. Now with three locations... Read More

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