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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Mixed beer: Jambe-de-Bois with addition of Cantillon lambic, oak aged, and bottle-refermented.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Bottled 750ml @Pikkulintu
Hazy orange color, small steady white head. Sour, grapefruity, Cantillon-like aroma. Medium-bodied. Very fruity, sour with goose- and cranberries. On the background nice sweetness. Extremely balanced, this is a good blend. Cantillon dominates, but Jambe-de-Bois kicks some additional fruityness in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1175) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Hazy orange colour, thin bubbly head with long lasting lace. Funky aroma of barnyard, sour berries, herbs and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf. Dry malt base, traces of caramel in the finish.. Herbally hoped with some bitterness. Spicy yeast character increases when warming up. Nice, soft tartness lingers a while. Interesting beer, but it lacks something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a small, firm head. Quite tart nose with pale malt and surprisingly the same kind of peachy sourness as in brett-spiked beers. Flavor is mostly lambic with soft, dry tartness - what els do you need...? Medium to full body, soft CO2. Very nice, but not much different from lambic alone. 2286

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjs (5117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured orange and cloudy. Its head was small and white. Aroma was quite Cantillon Gueuze like. There was sourness, fruitiness, grapefruit and vomit. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. The taste was mostly like the one of Cantillon Gueuze with added fruitiness. The flavours I found were fruitiness, wood, grapefruit, sourness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and fruity. Even though Jambe-de-Bois was almost completely drowned by Cantillon lambic the parts that remained added nice flavours and aromas. Nice blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
750 ml bottle @ Pikkulintu.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a foamy, white head. Aroma of sour green apples with wood and floral notes. Flavour of sour apples, lemon, yeast and salt. Medium bodied with a dry tart finish. Lambic dominates here and Jambe-de-Bois is well hidden somewhere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
750ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Interesting mix of two styles, but lambic dominates the taste heavily. Hints of sweetness but can’t really taste the tripel in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Wonderful gueuze cheesy character, acidic sourness. Perfectly fits the mold for style. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Murky amber pour. Sharp acetone in the nose with lemon peel and oak. Flavor is sharply acetic with pear and lemon. A touch of harsh nail polish. Acid lingers and lingers. Thankfully there’s some delicious lemon tartness to back it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle (there were actually two!) at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a murky and milky amber with a thin white head. Sour funk, brett, wood and bugs. Awesome acid in here, the Cantillon stands out very nicely. Lingering tart acidity. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
This one was brought in by my good friend Phil (The Ferm) from www.dosbeerigos.com to a recent tasting. I was told that this was pretty rare and it was a sour. Since I’m down for both sours and rare beers I was pretty excited to try it. Like a lot of the sours that I had that day this one held a lot of good fruit qualities and tartness. The thing that I’m finding out the most about sours are that even if the carbonation is high or low it still delivers a good punch of flavor. Whereas if you get a big Imperial stout, such as the double barrel aged Marshal Zukhov stout from Cigar City, the carbonation is really low and the flavors might not jump out at you right away, I know it didn’t for me. This beer warmed me up to the pit of my stomach, literally. I sipped it and felt a burning sensation to the pit of my stomach. Nothing super intense, but just enough to say "Wake Up you wimp!!". Really enjoyed this beer, simply put.

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