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De Leite Cuvée Jeune Homme

De Leite Cuvée Jeune Homme
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Brewed by De Leite
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostkamp - Ruddervoorde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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This is the "Ma Mère Speciale" lagered in a wooden barrel and slightly soured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle [longer reserved in pleasant anticipation of an overall five bottle De Leite series delivered by bartlebier]. Clear golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Funky, spicy, yeasty aroma with more than just a bretty touch, bubblegum notes, a touch of hay and piss, vanilla and oak. Taste is dry and tart, slightly bretty, fruit and vinegar acidity, some green apple, a touch of hay; a touch of oak and vanilla in the finish. Well carbonated, soft palate, superbly balanced; mild and discreet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and dryish aroma, light fruitiness and vinegar sourness with light citrus, light notes of wood. Body is medium, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and vinegar sourness, light citrus. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint fruitiness and light vinegar sourness, light citrus and light notes of wood. Lightly sweetish sour ale. Bit thin - finish could use more fruitiness - finish is bit flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Countbeer! Golden color. Oak, onion, citrus and lots of brett in the aroma. Sour, citrus, bretty flavor with hints of vanilla. Some rest sweetness. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, mild wooden notes along with some slight sourness to it. Flavou ris tart wood, some citrus, caramel, yeast and mild salty notes. Nice spices too. Nice lingering sourness, which could be slightly stronger though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5300) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Bigger white foamy head. Hazy darker orange colored beer. Aroma of white wine, grapes, wood, yeast, wild yeast, hint of champagne and earthy tones, some sweet cellar and dusty tints and some grapey fruits. Flavour is tart with some bitters, grapes, wood, herbs, yeast, wild yeast, light cream and some sweet ish dusty ish tones. Aftertaste is grapes, bitters, wood, some herbs, lemon/orange peel and some (wild) yeasty tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. This is a beautiful beer, but should be a Wild/Sour Ale! Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
just bought this one and it’s very cloudy but that’s to be expectedd with it jostling around in my bag. 3 finger head very creamy and luckily, not a gusher.It’s a nice cloudy orange. Nose is like a very young blended lambic.Very little vinegar, a lot of juicy pear and apple with some citrus. Taste is pretty sour but not overbearing, I get a little bit of wood at the finish. It has a really good sea salt and mango character. delicious and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (235) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Gold with thin top. Smell of oak. Start is almost gueuze, sour and sweet and then the wood aromas come in too give it an extra touch and some dryness. Long finish for a light beer with all aromas mixed. Well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Golden colour, white head. Fresh aroma, malts, brett, lactic acid. Light fruity. Quite fruity flavour, light sour. Finish malts and brett. Nice and refreshing!
(From draught @ Brugs Bier Festival, 2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3225) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Wood-aged beer like their Cuvée Mam’Zelle, but sour. Stable, off-white, loose head, colour a deep peach blonde, hazy. Strong estery aroma, sweet and sour like an oud bruin, overripe peach, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon peel, dry sherry, sweet tobacco, tannins, yoghurt, white wine. Acidic taste, lemony at first, lots of esters (pineapple, red berries, apple peel) on a soft bready malt base, some lactic acidity as well, ensuring a sour dry finish, woody almost like a sweetened geuze. Lacks some of the ’wildness’ and ’funkiness’ of a real lambic, more clean, with the sourness artificially added; not unlike a good oud bruin though, except from the colour. Reminds me a bit of Petrus Aged Pale. Very enjoyable, if you’re into sour beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (885) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
Bière qui est strictement sur le même modèle que la cuvée Mam’zelle, à l’exception de son niveau abv qui est ici de 6,5 %. Alors tant qu’à faire, j’aurais plutôt appeler personnellement celle-ci Mam’zelle, puisqu’elle est moins forte que la Jeun’homme qui aurait été dans ce cas de 8,5 %. Mais voilà, le brasseur a pensé autrement … (ou bien le sexe faible est peut-être devenu le sexe fort entre-temps ?? qui sait ?) . Couleur doré soutenu brillant (plus jolie couleur pour une demoiselle aussi …). Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes en colonne pas très nombreuses. Mousse qui fait un joli nappage crémeux blanc. Arômes avec de l’aigreur certes, mais du beau fruit en plus, et une fleur l’aubépine. (ce sont aussi des arômes plus féminins...) 1ère bouche soyeuse à l’aigreur soutenue, chêne blanc, fruits blancs, vinaigre fin. Arrière-bouche avec malt et aigreur. 2ème sur du vinaigre, fleur des bois, pointe de riesling basse classe. 3ème mieux équilibrée où le malt prend un peu le pas, sur un lambic doux (pour dames …). Arrière-bouche avec le lambic (pas l’alambic) et des fruits. La longueur donne des nuances de cidre, pomme blette, pomme verte aussi, lambic. Le fût est là mais sans nuance vineuse, seulement le bois. La levure est fruitée mais surette. L’alcool est correct (pour une dame...). La finale est sans autre valeur. Et même en-dessous. CONCLUSION : bière qui répète trop sa consoeur (joli jeu de mots !!) ou le lambic bêta (la lettre grecque...). Bref on n’apporte rien de plus que le bon vinaigre de vin pour la cuisine … Je plaisante (à peine!!). Mais il est aussi vrai que l’on peut faire des ratings de vinaigre de vin ...

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