Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Strawberry Blonde
     click to upload
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Share this beer with friends!
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

peter's rating

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of strawberry, straw and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, strawberry and light funk with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering strawberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap, pours a hazy gold with a thin head, the aroma is pretty fruity with a little bit of funk and lactic acid, the flavor has a fruity front end with a sour and funk finish, the strawberries show in the finish too, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Tap sample @ Midwest SourWildFunkFest. Tart fruity (but not strawberry) lacto aroma, as well as a little nail polish remover - but not in a bad way. Hazy straw gold with a small white head. Earthy sweet-tart strawberry, light funky lacto flavor. Light creamy body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Strawberries always blend nicely with the funk, seemed a bit oxidized but i worked with the berry flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4483) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
Samled at the Hampton. Hazy white gold. Tart sour aroma with strawberries. Thevstrawberry comes out nicely. This really is good. The wild yeast is nice. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Fobab #10
Pours a hazy blonde color with a small (almost non existent) head.

The aroma is earthy and funky in a barnyard/sweaty kind of way. The beer displays some nice tart fruit character and a little bit of vinegar in the nose.

The flavor is sour but also very fruity. Dry with lots of seedy fruit, lightly woody, with just the right level of sourness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Mostly yellow pour, white head. Aroma of strawberries, cranberry, cherry. Flavor is sour, vinegar, oak, strawberries. Not overly sour, but really delicious. From what I was told, much better than last years version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Hazy matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, tart, sour strawberry, strawberry, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, strawberry, baking yeast notes. Lovely beer ;-) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120812]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sour wood, some tartness and mild fruity notes. Flavour is sour/tart wood, mild strawberries and quite mouthdrying. Very pleasant and tart notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
FoBAB 9. Hazy gold, thin white ring with star-pattern bubbles at surface. Nose is very muted, watery, light wood and melon, bit of strawberry but almost nothing. Flavor similarly muted, lightly bright with seedy fruit but very plain, low acid, very sticky, carbonation keeps it alive through the lightly refreshing melon-finish where there’s a bit of elmer’s glue and acetic acid. Totally missed the malt aspects of a blond, acidity of a sour, comes off as a train wreck.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50