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De la Senne Wadesda #1

Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Mixed beer: Jambe-de-Bois with addition of Cantillon lambic, oak aged, and bottle-refermented.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle served in a lambic basket at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a De La Senne cervoise. Pours a brilliant clear golden with a two-finger white head. Lots of lacing. The nose brings loads of apricot and fresh peach. Light lemon and some lactic acid. The fresh stone fruits really take over. The flavor doesn’t quite explode with fruit like the nose did, instead having more of an acidic presence, though the stone fruits and lemon are still there along with a bit of wheat. The body is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s fairly sour with a dry finish. The sourness on the palate is light, then it’s stronger in the finish. In high praise, Amyliz4 and I were going back and forth trying to determine whether we preferred this or cask Fou’ Foune.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Paul and ryan’s tasting - nose is woody oak, fruity with plenty of yeast. Vineous, tannic notes. Nice tart fruits, acetic.. apple cider vinegar. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
In short: A dry, tart, woody and semi-funky golden ale like no other. Great beer
How: Bottle 750ml, corked and caped. Consumed almost one year after the beer release. Shared by willblake in my hotel room, thanks a whole lot Jon.
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a bit funky, freshly cut wood with sawdust floating in the air. Taste is has some plain cookies, plenty of wood, light-medium funk, dry straws, white grapes. Overall very tart with a medium sourness and leading to a very dry finish. I really loved that beer and I also thought it was highly original. It was a capped and corked bottle that we drank in my hotel room but fortunately I’m a well-prepared person and when I travel I always carry in my pocket a corkscrew in case I need to open a corked & caged bottle and a packet of mayonnaise in case I need to fake an orgasm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Corked bottle; courtesy of Yvan De Baets / Laurent Mousson
Jambe de Bois and Cantillon Lambic

Cloudy deep blond color; small head. Mild but very complex aroma: malt, plastic, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, citrus fruits. Good body, dynamic mouthfeel, given by the acidity; very good blend of the sourness from the Lambic and some residual sugars; delicate fruitness. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2011
75ml bottle, RBSG grand tasting, thanks willblake. Cloudy light-amber body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, funk, lemon sour, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some funk, akin to very tart lemonade. Medium body, some acidity, light creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
A: the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with a nice white head. S: A light sweet malt/bread flavor to it. Otherwise, the lambic has really taken over. Nice straw and grass funk to it with lots of earth and lemon zest. A distinct wet oak aroma and a moderate tartness. T: Light to moderate tartness with plenty of lemon and lemon zest flavors. Straw and wet grass with a light earthiness. A hint of must and oak. Not super complex, but still good. M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation and a dry finish. O: Was glad to get to try this one. A pretty interesting beer and a pretty good one, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Thanks Jon! Golden with a white head. Notes of leather, funk, citrus, cotton candy sweetness. Very lambic-like and delicious. Alcohol is well controlled. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2011
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy goldeny orange colour with a small white head. Some floaties. Aroma is sour wood, tart fruits and some quite berryish notes. Flavour is rather Cantillonish sour wood and tartness along with some nice fruityness and mild vanillaish and wooden notes. Pleasant blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2560) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Weinartiger Geruch mit einer gewissen Apfelsäuerlichkeit. Saurer Start. Im Mittel gewürzig bei gleichbleibendem Säurelevel. Im Abschluß dann kräftig sauer, trocken und verhalten gewürzig-nussig. Es bedarf einer Eingewöhnungszeit in der sich der Gaumen an die Säure gewöhnt - danach recht ordentlich.Test vom 13.9.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Kan for sharing. Orange color with a papery thin head. Funky bandaid citrus dough aroma. Tart oranges bitter grapefruit rind. Enjoyable brew. 7/3/8/4/16

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