Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Fraise (Strawberry)
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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 #6: Strawberry Blonde

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2010
Well - This beer has been around a while, and as such all the strawberry flavor has left. Being said, this is a great tasting brett table beer. Very dry with a quenching tart finish on the end. Not much on the nose other than a bit of brett and some wheat, slight hint of straw. Imagine rose de gambris without the fruit, different in a positive way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a hazy orange gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strawberry seed, funk, oak. Thin mouth, tart strawberry, oak, funk, light finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11289) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of strawberry, soured oak, brett, light vinegar sourness, lemon and funk - medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (359) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle shared by Bvery. Hazy golden pours. Strong acidic aroma with slight fruit. Strong sour, not enough fruit for me but still really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle - thanks Tom! Slightly hazy gold. Huge funky sweet berry aroma and taste. Prickly. Just an unbelievable sour - fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4340) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
16.9 oz bottle. Deep gold with a good sized white head. Aroma is acetic, berry, light florals, sour. Taste is of berries, tart, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4538) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. The look is off white colored head, mostly clear, orangish on color. The smell is tart, sour, fruit, lemon, wheat, and wood. The taste is tart, fruit, strawberry, great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (955) - - MAR 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Sour funk aroma with hints of strawberry and white wine. Pours golden colored with a thin, but retentive white head and good lacing. Starts with sweet strawberry and white wine flavors to go with the lively mouthfeel of the heavy carbonation. Finishes smooth but quite tart with a bit of funk to it. Second beer I've had in this series and it's definitely starting to grow on me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Light strawberry vinegar aroma and pink gold color with a slight head. Tastes more like coconut than strawberry with a lovely smooth bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1600) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft pour at Brouwers Big Wood festival. Pours a golden color with a tint of red. A ton of candy strawberry flavor right up front. The runts candy flavor strawberry. Very sweet initially but decently sour flavor. Fresh strawberries aroma as well. This one is a little different from my usual sours. Light wheat flavor background but full of fresh berry flavor. Really good beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (4241) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap. Hazy golden. Very tart and sour. Strawberry comes after the sourness hits. Awesome stuff. The strawberry flavor is done just right, which isn’t usually the case. Doesn’t come across as artificial at all. One of the more sour beers I’ve ever had.

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