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Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Framboise

Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Framboise
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   ABV: -
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Belgian Style Fruit Lambic (Framboise) aged over two and a half years in a red wine barrel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Light peach with no head. Strong aroma of tartness with some berry fruit notes. Light body with intense tartness upfront and throughout, some sweetness and yeast funk, and a hint of raspberry. The tartness is a bit over the top but otherwise good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3018) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Tap sample @ Midwest SourWildFunkFest. Tart lactic, sweet fruity raspberry aroma. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Smooth tart lactic, oaky vanilla, light berry, vinegar, and spicy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Draft that was aged 4.5 years. Super sour beer, lots of vinegar notes, dryness, barrel funk.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Big, sour nose, brown sugar, berries, grass, vinegar. Vinegary flavor, apple, raspbery, grass, vitamin C tablets. Full bodied, acetic finish. A little too vinegary.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
GABF. Cloudy red pour. Aroma of sour raspberry jam, a little bit of lemon and a light cheesy, lactic funk. Sour raspberries, lactic sourness, fruity as hell, lots of wonderful things being made by this brewery!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
GABF 2012. Tried this baby a few times over two nights. Pours a hazy reddish appearance with an off white head. Big raspberry, a bit seedy, vanilla, like oaky, vinous nose. Super tart, raspberry, red vinous, funky, quite sour flavor. Very nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2859) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours rosy amber with a ring of white head. Nose is raspberry--real fruit and seeds, with a touch of caramel. Mmm...a fruit bomb! Taste is mineral raspberry, light malt--real clean. Vinegar tart on the finish, with Smarties sweetness. Light and effervescent in the mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012
Circling around immediately to the Destihl tent I could not believe the line was so short. This sour was almost as excellent as the previous one though at this level I am just splitting hairs. Either are world class sours worth the drive to Bloomington, IL, to check out in person.

Aroma / Appearance - A sem-transparent reddish brown base was cloudy and murky. Raspberries fresh from the vine were almost as bright as a glass of 3F Hommage. This one holds nothing back.

Flavor / Palate - Raspberry jam on white toast hits the throat with raw power. Dry and vinegary it is almost too much to handle. Drunk in large quantities it might get abrasive but four to five ounces was the perfect amount. I definitely need to make the drive to their brewpub some time soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Enjoyed at GTMW 2012. Pours a raspberry amber with a medium white head. Tastes of tart berries with a fruity, yet slightly metallic finish. Some buttery aftertaste but overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
FoBAB 9. Hazy rose-amber body with a white, large-bubbled ring. Nose is acetic raspberry, reminds of Framboise d’Amorosa without the malt balance, thinner, light yogurty lactic promises to save. Seedy raspberry starts up the flavor, pleasant until the acetic character begins building, bright at first but burning by the finish, sticky and oily as usual with the enamel coating qualities I detest. Fruit almost worked here, acid unfortunately taking over already.


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