Draai Laag La Pienture (Cherry)
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Incorporating tones of a Flemish brown with the intricate subtleties of a Flemish red as well as the flavors of a kriek lambic, La Pienture integrates aspects of the most notable Old World wild beers. Characterized out of respect rather than definition, this American wild ale envelops all the traditional aspects of a wild beer: must, earthiness, funk, "barnyard", and of course, sour. In addition, this ale blends in a subtle sweetness without the use of pasteurization. To the best of our knowledge, this is the world’s first commercially available imperial, nitrogenated wild ale.

LinusStick's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3019) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
On tap at Bocktown Robinson. Average beer. Aroma was alright. Cherry and notes of sweet malt. Pour was a nice dark amber with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was lacking. Very thin (due to the little to no carbonation) and mild. There’s sour cherry, light malt and a hint of funkiness but its too muted to be really great. Slightly vinegary finish. With some carbonation and a little more flavor this beer would be outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (92) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap @ Draai Laag. Pours dark reddish brown with a nice lasting ring of off white foam. Very fruity aroma. The taste is a grand mixture of sweet, tart, and sour. None of which overpowers the other. It literally makes your mouth pucker up and ask for more. Very unique flavors of tart black cherry. Not at all harsh. The alcohol is concealed well. It didn’t feel like I was drinking a beer or ale but I didn’t care I just wanted more. Very refreshing. Best of the 5 ales I tried that day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1214) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy reddish brown with medium head. Nose is tart sweet cherry, berry, soda, candy. Taste is minerally chalky berry candy, grape Gushers candy, cherry juice box, as it warms it opens up with some more vinous red grape notes. Finishes dry and funky with soft tartness and some semi sweet dusty berry notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a slightly rusty copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is a mix of black cherry cola, some rustic grain and a hint of funk that appears as it warms. The palate is juicy juice berry with some rustic grain and wet funk as it warms. Pretty simplistic and never would have thought it was a "lambic".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a large white head. The aroma has all kinds of funky notes . Tons of tart cherry notes. The taste is slightly tart, cherry juice, a bit sweet on the finish. Very effervescent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma medicinal sour and minerally. Cherry funk. Flavor has a great tart musty cherry with a little bit of band aid funk. Light and refreshing. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at Industry. Pours a brownish red color with no real head. Aroma of sour cherries but really quite light. Taste wasn’t overly tart. It was actually more fruity than tart. Sweet tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4627) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at la house de 1000. Very nice friendly tart anticipating aroma, like mild perfume across my olfactory. Very attractive inthe glass with a decent head. Brownish in color. Taste is mild friendly loving giving sourness, yum. I do detect some hints of sour cherries in ther? When I heard it was a sour, my mouth was watering so this is not quite as tart as I expected. It is like a cross between a real lambic and a fru-fru-fruity lambic. Not way this is 8%! This must be why it has more personal;ity than a fruti pop. Got to be the best dry log I’ve had. Very happy I chanced this and had it on tap, yummy. Could get a buzz on this easy if it really is 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Estery with alcohol and isopropanol notes. Fruity and vapory. Dark brown hazy with foamy-creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium smooth carbonation. Starts a bit sweet with nice oaky notes. Cherries and alcohol, finishing with cherry and oak. Smooth after. Nice tart fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 On tap at sidelines for PCBW. This poured a murky darker red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was mainly all bleck cherry juice, very light funk notes and some grain. Flavor was much the same a blend between cherry and prune juice, not much in the way of funk or sourness. A bit disappointing, but refreshing drink nonetheless. Rerate on Halloween 2014: This is not the same beer I had before at all. Poured a Ruby red with a small white head. Aroma is huge sour cherries and lots of Brett and mild funk. Flavor was similar, fairly tart and mouth puckering, birght sour cherry upfront, followed by lots of Brett and lactic acid. Miles better than previous.

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