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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Inspired by the Belgian sour ales of West Flanders, Le Serpent has a distinct sharp acidity & complexity. This beer is brewed only once a year and aged in French oak barrels. A mixed culture of “wild” organisms are used in fermentation making each batch truly unique.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Ryan’s tasting for Vinny’s departure. Pours a clear amber orange body with nice head and light lacing. Aroma is sour tart fruit, lactic character and soft oak. Mouthfeel is nice and tart with sour fruit, oak, sour grapes and light acid. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3183) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting, poured clearish orange-red shade with medium head. Aromas and flavor are oak, sour fruit, lactic acids, and some caramel bread. As it warms, the rich grapes come out. Nice but maybe a bit too sharp/acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Capped 750 from the brewpub. Pours brown/ruddy wt a transient beige head. Aroma hints at sour. Med body minus. Flavor is lightly sour, very lightly, with some fruit. Finishes dry with some woody notes. Tastes good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a mildly sour caramel malt flavor with a dry oak finish. Not much like a Flemish sour, yet a pretty tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle, 2010 vintage, bottle #53, thanks to JohnGalt1. A couple years ago BuckeyeBoy tried to get me to the release party; I was bummed to miss out on road trip due to work. Later on down the road Toby sends a bottle I thought I’d never see... many thanks. Nose is fruity and acidic, lightly woody, but mainly tart. Amber with an auburn hue, yields little head on the initial pour. Nose deep in my goblet the aroma is rich and potent. The taste is mellower than the aroma would suggest, but overall a nice blend of fruit, acidity, and wood. Lightly tart, the sour cherry really comes through well and balances with the wood. I like the way the flavors mesh, it suits the style and is not over the top crazy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a reddish tinged color with a smaller sized head. Cherries, dark fruits, lighter oak, with a tart cherry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle… Tower of Power Sour Hour 2011This beer rocks!… Pours a clear burnt orange with a small, white head. The aroma is fruity, tart and funky with sour cherries and purple grapes really standing out. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is sour and fruity with a nice caramel backbone. Puckering finish with a mild, lingering, yeasty bitterness. Big-time thanks to the ever-generous Dstructo for popping the top on this one!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours cloudy caramel. Nose is full of sour cherry, as is the palate. Very, very sour cherry. Not quite great, a little too simple.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle provided by destructo at his TOSPH. Clear light brown pour. Cherry and oak aromas. An outstanding example of a Flanders’ Red with sour cherry notes. Awesome, thanks Ryan.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle shared at Tower of Sour Power, provided by Dstructo. I can’t remember if this was the cerise or not, we had two bottles that night. This was on 09’ I believe. Well regardless of what it was I found it quite delicious. Nice sour fruit funk aroma and a tarty flavor to boot. Very solid.


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