Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Strawberry Blonde & Raspberry
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Barrel #4: Strawberry Blonde

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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6352) - 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
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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 (9935) - Orange County, 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 (2078) - 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 (7110) - , 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 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Green Lady. A bit oxidized with strong barrel. Fairly strong acetic character and mild fruit character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours hazy orange red with white head. Nose is funky strawberry raz flavors have a nice sour razz kick, strawberry some vanilla thirst quenching good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
tap. sour lemony yogurt, with some dry leather oak funk. faded sour yogurty banana, strawberry, berry combo. pretty tasty. liked this and the destihl framboise quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... this is just a bit muddled, I can’t distinguish the strawberries from the rasperries, doesn’t taste bad just a bit boring, needs more assertive fruit profile and a more tartness

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