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Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Best before December 2019
A careful pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three-finger thick (including 1 above the rim of my glass), light tan tinged head. The beer is an amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a Brettanomyces funkiness to it backed by a fruit and tart character. Musty, somewhat musky, lightly Band-Aid like, but this is backed by an ample fruitiness that reminds me of spiced cider. This has a wholesome, hay like, and fresh, yet to be threshed grain aromatic note to it.

Quite effervescent, and fairly light bodied, the beer is definitely light and quaffable. There is a smoky plastic note here that permeates the palate, though it is not overwhelming. The beer is quite dry, it has a nice tartness that accentuates that apple cider like flavor from the aroma (though this time without the spiced character). The tartness here is somewhat light (especially compared to a Lambic), and has a character to it that doesnít say lactic acid to me, it isnít really acetic either, and I wonder if it is not a mix of the two, and perhaps some others. There is a slight nuttiness to the finish, brought out by the malt character that also provides a touch of whole grain cracker character, and perhaps a touch of caramelized whole grain.

This is an interesting beer, not at all like a Gueuze, and I have a hard time understanding how this won any award for being such (per the sticker on the bottle); quite apple like, and the tartness isnít really all that lactic in character. Still this isnít a bad beer, and is an interesting example of a sour beer that is not a Lambic. I am definitely a bit disappointed that this is not anything like a Gueuze, but it is certainly a bit more than serviceable too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
Head: small white rim that holds on firmly
Colour: deep red golden
Aroma: wood/tanines, wineous, milky sour and malts
Taste: start is slightly malty and little sour, then comes in a beuatifful flavour of the moldy flavour blue cheeses have, also adds some hazelnuts in the taste of the bitterness you get afterwards. the beer is slightly grassy and chalky in the aftertaste, very enjoyable beer and one of my favs right now of the DVDK selection !

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wchesser (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
In line at Crooked Stave WWB Violet release. Thanks, stranger! (Adam?)...slighlty muddy light brown. Nose of funk, lemon, and bandaid. Taste was straight bandaid and naugahyde. Iíve had wines with bandaid as a subtle trait that added complexity but nothing like this..full on plastic. Pretty gross.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (788) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
bottle 66cl @ home. pours clear copper with a medium white head. Lemon, barnyard aroma. Nicely tart, quite carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2083) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
Cloudy golden yellow with off white foam head. Aroma is sour apples, some grain, some herbs. Taste is fresh sour apple, some citrus, some grass. Nice long lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201305)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
.75 bottle. Copper slight amber, cloudy. Nose has an interesting maltiness, some farmyard hay, but also darker rye/amber flavours. A tad of gluely tones, stables and old leaves. Body is very acidic, a bit thin perhaps in flavour, but has still quite a bit of hops and good funk. A nice horseblanket finish with some murky leaves. Dry, palate cleansing, mouth watering. As the bottle is nearing its end, the flavours intensify and a tart apple fruityness emerges. Very good!

-- bb/h(n9)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Har något rutten över sig. Känns som en blandning av en lambic och en trapist. Kul bärs. På delirium

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
Big bottle from Malting Pot. Bold wheat body with puffy, rising head. Nose is very sour. Taste is very sour and entirely off-putting. Texture is crisp, bitter and lemony. Finish is also sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2013
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon, courtesy of joes. Hazy dark orange colour, beige head. Nose is slighty sour, yeasty, pine. Flavour is light caramel, sour, medicinal, wet wood. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
290313. Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a high head. Aroma ripe fruit, Belgian yeast. Nice overall sour taste. Full bodied. Not Bad.


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