Draai Laag La Pienture (Cherry)
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 (3252) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Murky brown copper pour with an off-white fizzy/foamy ring. No lace. Pungent sharp brown cherry sour. A huge tart Flanders Red. Black cherries. Figs. Dates. Walnuts. Chocolate liquor. Blood oranges. Tree sap. Raspberries. Not overly refined but not bad at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle - Sweet Berry notes, juice like and soured malts. Cloudy dark gold with a decent white head. Hit of tart Berry then some, dirty earthy notes and very carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Reddish brown with a good pale head. Aroma is cherry, malt vinegar, fig, roasted nuts. Medium bodied, good carbonation, nice fruity sourness on the palate with a slightly odd aftertaste. Taste is cherries, cherry pits, roasted nuts, touch of vinegar and lactic acid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (728) - 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 (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, 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 (3038) - 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 (2553) - 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 (719) - 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 (3150) - 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 (5360) - 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%.

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