Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Strawberry Blonde & Raspberry
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   ABV: -
Barrel #4: Strawberry Blonde

Raspberries added to the barrel during the aging/wild fermentation process give this beer a unique spin.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Notes from last August’ Midwest Brewers Fest. Inadvertently, I get to give this beer a ranking. Here goes: Some good, sour fruit in its nose, pours with a lot of floaties in it. Nice amber color with a little foam to the taster glass. Brisk, tart smell. Taste is, whoa! Warhead type sourness. Gotta like sour to give it this kind of rating. Not much there besides sour fruit; maybe a background of wheat malt. If you want your beer sour, this series is definitely worth seeking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Golden pour from draft at destihl. White head. Sour and lime aroma. Tart and fruity. I guess strawberry but not strong with it. Average but very approachable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2645) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pale golden in color with white head. The berries come across strong in the aroma but are more subtle in the taste. Slight sour edge. Notes: GABF ’13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014. Fruity, berry aroma. Light red pour with small white head. A lot of raspberry in the flavor with some complimentary tartness in the finish. Crisp, with lots of carbonation. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of tart raspberry with a bit of strawberry and light grains. Flavor has notes of sour raspberry throughout with a bit of strawberry and a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Great beer, super acidic, lots of berry flavor, vinegar flavor, not super barrelly, jsut SOUR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a white head. Very tangy, raspberry, cherry, lightly acetic, a bit funky aroma. Really fucken sour flavor with notes of vanilla, blackberry, raspberry, vinegar, and light wood. Fruit isn’t overly strong but is present. Sour to the point that it would be hard to drink too much of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Golden orange pour with a white head. Nice berry aromas. Strawberry jam, tart raspberry, lemons, and a bit of vinegar. Maybe a touch musty. Flavor is sweet jam and fruit with a strong sourness. Fair amount of vinegar, some strawberry jam, raspberry, and lemon peel. Mild funk, grass, and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big vinegar aroma and taste, had some earthy fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft. Pours cl reddish yellow with white head. Nose and taste of strawberry, oak, tart raspberry, vinegar and wild yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Green Lady. A bit oxidized with strong barrel. Fairly strong acetic character and mild fruit character.

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