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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cuvee Jeune Homme is an oak-aged bitter beer. Originally it had a slight citrus-bitterness due to its 4 hops and the subsequent dry hopping. It is acidified while it ripens for 4 months in oak wine casks. The daring bitter-sour combination is moderated by this ripening process and as a consequence it is a very pleasant drinking beer.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast. Re-fermented in bottle.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, - NOV 17, 2012

Growler 200cl.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, fruity, tart, light to moderate yeasty, wood, tart, light horse blanket - brett. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a ling to average duration, tart, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20121109]


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (922) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 7, 2016
On tap, 20cL. @Brugs Bier Festival. A pale yellow golden opaque beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Herbs, wood, cider, acid. Medium sour, light sweet, bitter note, dry refershing. Light body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet acid lasting finish, light woody. Overall, a good belgian wild ale ; soursweet but also light bitterness ; nice balance in this "funkiness".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (872) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2016
Cloudy, yellow-orange colored, medium white frothy head, OK lacing. Aroma is sour, tart fruits, funky, citrus, bit straw, some yeast. Taste is medium- sweet malt, tart fruits, strong citrus, light peppery, some straw, moderate Bretty sourness, dry finish, medium bitterness, some oaky notes. Medium to light bodied, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3984) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness, herbal bitterness, and tannic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from tart/bitter/spicy notes as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately tannic/acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4627) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Golden misty body. Funky, Apple cider, big bubbles. Sourdough, lively, fresh enough, very drinkable. Characterful, lots of funk. Like it. (33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (203) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear golden pour with thick, frothy head, lots of lacing. Aromas of dough, citrus and wet autumn leaves. Taste is bitter, dry and crisp. Fresh palate, lots of carbonation. Aftertaste is short and pleasant with dry finish. Really nice beer and really drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1601) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slight hazy gold with a big fluffy two-finger white head. Tart nose with oak barrel, sauvignon blanc, grass and lemon zest notes present. Average carbonation with a slick mouthfeel. Tartness, is present but not overly so. The oak notes really stand out as it warms up. Dry finish with some grapefruit and lemon zest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of funk, cheese, oak, slight spice, hints of lemon, slight acetic, some lactic notes with a touch of white fruit. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, cheese, slight dusty basement, hints of earth, touch of yeasty, bready notes, finishing fairly tart, funky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlandersNed (385) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
11.2oz bottle. Hazy dried straw/gold hue. Sour/bitter nose & flavor. Oak hit from the middle through the finish. Green citrus & grassy notes. Medium body & full carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez sur le bois de chêne. Au palais, on retrouve l’acidité du fût mais bien équilibrée, pointe de pamplemousse. Encore meilleure après quelques minutes à l’air libre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1303) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2015


330 ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s kiosk during Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015 in Central.

Looks: Translucent golden amber honey colour with a thin layer of yeast sediments; Half-finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Strong tart and sour malt, with strong yoghurt, balsamic vinegar, strong Barnyard funk, apple, fairly strong wood barrel, strong tannic and strong fresh grass.

Taste: Sour and strong malt, with strong lactic acid, strong Balsamic vinegar, grape skin, tannin, strong funk, wood barrel, strong spice, light tea biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Light body. Close to watery palate.

Mouth Feel: Very savoury full maltyness in a watery body. Loads of exciting Barnyard funkyness, very Brett-like, much more so you can ask for in an Orval. Pleasant yoghurt and Balsamic, astringent grape skin, good spiciness and strong lemony hops. How about that!

Hoppiness: Strong fresh grass in nose. Strong spice, strong lemon, and fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is pretty strong for a very lasting mid-to-high astringent, bitter and sour finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Nicely tart and savoury bitter to mouth.

Comments: The last Sour Ale I had, Petrus Aged Pale, was simply too thin and watery to impress. Now this one is way better - full maltyness, nice strong tartness, excellent funkyness for that fresh fruity spicy aroma and taste, not to mention nice strong hoppiness. Man this is lively and exciting to drink. A great find for chilling out!


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