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White Angel

Judges Rating: 
94
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

What happens when a dry white wine is fused with a wild ale? Apparently, this beer happens. Muscat grape notes waft from the glass, along with tinges of citrus, kiwi, light acidity and mild Brettanomyces barnyard nuances. Essences of Riesling, Pinot Grigio and rustic muscadine grapes interlace on the palate with pleasant wild funkiness, tropical fruit and a moderate, clean, acidic bite that follows through toward a dryish finish that's highlighted by a lingering grape skin taste. Modest white foam forms from gentle carbonation, while the ale shines with sparkling clarity and a golden/light copper hue. Although not immensely complex, this vinous brew with a light/medium body comes across as delicious, quenching and entirely fascinating.

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