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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


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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
2010 Vintage/75 cl. bottle/shared@Chez Moeder Lambic: slightly hazy yellow with a white lambic head, tastes slightly acidic with sour & tart lemons, overall very zesty, getting funky in here & some barnyard, straw & young lambic, hint of lactic, aftertaste is very bitter which is lovely (which is probably the Jambe-de-Bois), great stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle at Maxís. Fantastic beer, very reminiscent of RR Temptation. Smooth creamy oak aroma. Very vinous. Sour and funky. Tart flavor with apple cider notes. Very sour. Oak and wood noticeable. Veryh nice beer. Rerate 7/10/12: This stuff is fucking awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. My farewell to Belgium for a while beer. Pale orange colour, slightly hazy, massive white shiny bubbly head. Aroma is a fruit bowl, lots of citrus, grapefruit, white wine, bit of funk, bit sour cream, something herbal, and some woody mustiness. Taste is beautiful, fruity and sour, flatly creamy with something herbal, bit vinous. Increasingly sour and tart but mellows towards the end. Quite spritzy in the mouth and texture seems to be at the same time soft and spiky. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9254) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Hazy-golden to cognac colour, with a good yellowish dense head. Very Cantillon-like Brettanomyces nose, lemony, lactic. But in the taste, the Bretts (of American, floor mop variety?) threaten to ruin with aromas of old cookies, dishwater, lemon and finally a bit flowery. Lipsmacking acidity, reverting to the Cantillon streak, some acidburn. The taste has definitely a little fault, but overall it still represents a nice sour ale.
was: 8/4/6/3/14>3.5
Retasted : Spectacular bettering of the beer with a year of aging. Typical, Cantillon nose, but in a very mellow - mals way, lemony. Same in the taste with lots of citrus/lemon, lemonflower. MF has become much more creamy. DADEST! marks for the ripened beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2010
750 ml bottle shared with Greg, Ruth, DC and the bar in the presence of Mr. Obama and his secret service (fundraiser, apparently). Cloudy straw color, small white head. Aroma of barnyard, dust, lemon peel. Taste resembles a very sophisticated geuze! Very nice example of a wild ale, exactly on style. I wonder what Jean v.R thinks of this one??

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , 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 Iím 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 Iím 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 didnít 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.

   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 Iím 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 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 weekís 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 doesnít 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, itís fairly sour with a dry finish. The sourness on the palate is light, then itís stronger in the finish. In high praise, Amyliz4 and I were going back and forth trying to determine whether we preferred this or cask Fouí Foune.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11991) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.
Hazy orange with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has lovely funk, citrus, clear Cantillon notes, dryness, apples, crisp maltiness. Medium carbonation, lovely fat and elegantly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is amazingly balanced, no hint of the high alcohol except in mouthfeel. Tart, fruity, oaranges, funk, apple, light lactic, horse blanket. Dry oaky with some caramel sweetness, Belgian sugar and just the mildest herbal hops character. Super dry, light bitter and oaky dry in the finish. Extremely lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Hazy golden yellow with relatively nice head for a wild ale. Wow. A great aroma with a little lactic character. A very similar body thats amazing. The sourness lingers and the horse blanket gets a little stronger with each sip.

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