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Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Flanders/Oud Bruin

Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Flanders/Oud Bruin
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   ABV: -
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Our complex, Belgian-style ‘wild beers’ are aged for several months or even years in our oak barrels. Each barrel contains a different base beer (with distinct color, flavor, body, alcohol, malt and hop character) which undergoes spontaneous and prolonged fermentation with wild critters including Brettanomyces, which is a non-spore forming genus of yeast which lives on the skins of fruit in the wild. The genus name Dekkera is used interchangeably with Brettanomyces and was discovered at the Carlsberg brewery in 1904 by N. Hjelte Claussen, who was investigating it as a cause of spoilage in English ales but which is appreciated and encouraged in certain traditional Belgian-style ales.

BARREL #1: Flanders/Oud Bruin

Belgian style Flanders/Oud Bruin naturally soured by spontaneous/wild secondary fermentation and aging for over two years.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft. From notes. Can’t remember where I had it, working on a 3+ month backlog. Loads of fruity notes. Very sour. Damn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Tap] Tasting notes from 11/2011 when I tried this on tap at the Normal brewpub. Reddish amber pour with an average looking off-white head. Sour fruit aroma mostly suggests cherry and plum. Taste is of sour cherry, light vanilla, rhubarb and funk. Dry, sparkling champagne notes come in in the aftertaste too. Acidic sour character is just right... not too overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap, pours a dark amber brown with a thin egg shelled head, the aroma was really tart with a good amount of cherries and vinegar, the flavor has a woody front end with the fruit and cherries in the finish, a dryness and tartness in the finish really rounds it out nicely, good carbonation, would like to have this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Tangy, vinegar, black cherry, raspberry, oaky aroma. Pretty fucken sour, dark berry, cherry, acetic flavor that finishes again quite sour. Pretty good for what it is but a bit too strong for me to really enjoy it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big cherry tart aroma and taste is similar, extreme sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Powerfully sour flanders ale, reminds me of monk’s cafe a bit with its sweetness but it isn’t as sweet as MC so it is good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
You have to like sours to like this beer. This is powerful and uncompromising, full or brettiness with a tangy sweet flavor, medium body, and enticing appearance. Tried with Nick at the brewery in Normal in 2012.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a brick red with some creamy beige head. Great nose, wood pulp, vinegar, greens, malt. Sweet malty flavor, red wine vinegar, woody. Full bodied, tart finish. Perfect level of acid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9166) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
GABF. Reddish brown. Cherries, vinegar, toothpicks, some preserved lemons, yeasty funk. Flavor is sour and very fruity, pucking with some vinegar notes. Damn, another winner!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at Brasserie V - Pours deep dark ruby with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet cherries, with yogurty tartness, big black cherry. Taste is real thick, sweet, and tart. Black cherry, lots of red wine, vinegar, adn very drying finish. Thick and viscous.


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