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High Water Le Petit Diablotin (Test Batch)

High Water Le Petit Diablotin (Test Batch)
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Le Petit Diablotin is a barrel aged sour version of our Pom Cherry Bomb. The beer was aged for three years in American Oak with a blend of various souring cultures prior to its official release in July 2014.

Editor: this entry is for various single barrel unblended "test" batches prior to the official release in 375ml bottles and limited draft.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8637) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft. Bartender said the beer doesn’t normally look like this and that someone much have knocked the keg. Murky/milky brown beer with reddish tints and no head. Tart aroma. Tart/sour flavor with cherry/pommegranate and light cocoa. Medium bodied. Tart/sour and fruitiness lingers with light cocoa and light vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at Sour Sunday at Triple Rock. Pours a dark golden orange. Malt vinegar, mealy fruit aroma. Red fruits/berries with a tart flavor, unfortunately too much acetic character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
From a tap at Ale Arsenal.The pour is orange with a white head.The beer is very sour with a light cherry taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ Jupiter Sour Sunday, Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty tart aroma with weak hints of butterscotch. Fruity malty woody tart yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Jupiter Sour Sunday. Pours orange with a thin off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sour flavor that tastes more like peach than cherry, with a dry oaky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a huge white head that leaves great lace. Medium-strong aromas of diacetyl, fruity, estery, lightly grassy. Flavors have strong diacetyl, grainy, lightly tart, fruity, berries, cherries. Light oak. Lively bubbles, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of urine, butterscotch, cherries, vanilla, honey, and florals. Flavor of butterscotch, florals, peach, cherry, and pear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5898) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On draft at Barclay’s pub in Oakland. It pours a copper color with a light red tint. The aroma has some nice oaky vanilla notes with peach fruit and noticeable leathery funk. The flavor is very fruity with tart peaches, apricot, berries and hints of funky seawater. Little to no acetic, but I would have liked a bit more sour punch in this one. Weak body too. There is some nice graham cracker maltiness near the finish that adds another dimension, but the lackluster finish is kind of a let down. None of that face twitching, body wiggling pucker that you get with the top notch versions of the sour ale style. This has all the components that you want... tartness, fruitiness, oak, funk... it just doesn’t quite seal the deal. Still a really nice refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
The pour is an orange color without much in the way of a head. From what I can find on this, it’s supposed to be a pomegranate and cherry beer, but I get peach, peach, and more peach. A light oakiness, a touch of citrus peel, and a nice lactic tarntess. The flavor is slightly sweet with some malt and oak notes, maybe a hint of vanilla. The peach character is very pronounced with a few other fruit notes to it as well.

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