Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
First blended by Glenn & Urbain at the Bles Festival in Zottegem Belgium, last October 2008, for the beer geek public, and around closing time. Many positive feedbacks around the blend, kept following both breweries. As a tribute, and honour to the late Pre-Zbf 2009 festival, we decided together with Alvinne, to officialize this blend to a one time labelled bottling this year. Only a thousand 33cl bottles were filled, to be distributed and sold on this fest, and in our respective shops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2475) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
12oz bottle from secret santa 2011. Ruby brown with an almost non-existant head that disappears pretty much instantly. Funk, light sour with a bit of tang although not overwhelming, cherry. Moderately low carbonation and body, slight and growing sour with acidic, becomes dry, with some cherry, combination of light funk and more sour. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15620) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 7, 2012
Der kirschige Säureantrunk ist ziemlich wässrig, was angesichts der gelungenen Aromen schade ist. Die Aromen werden mit der Zeit zwar stärker, bleiben aber weit unter dem, was ich mir wünsche. Mild, permanent trocken, zunehmende Bitterkeit. Gelungen. 6/9/11/7/11/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish/brown with no head. Aroma of brett, cherries, acid. Finishes dry and it is a nice sour. Light cherry flavor, fairly well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle, Kulminator. Pours a clear ruby red body with a nice fizzy one inch pink tinged head. The nose is bretty and funky with some minimal cherry. Doesn’t smell acetic or sour at all, just funky. The flavor is dry and funky, tons of brett, just a touch of fruitiness on the finish, but no sweetness at all. More dry and pitty than fruity. Zero acetic acid, just tons of funk. Mouthfeel is fully attenuated and completely dry with fizzy soft carbonation. Not overly lively. Very nice well-rounded ’wild’ ale. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DutchDrebus (5434) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Got a bottle from user joes as part of a debt thing he owed me. Shared it with benzai. I don’t think this is a nice way to thank someone for a service he provided ;) This beer really wasn’t my taste. It’s so very sour. Very acidic. To me, this one was even more sour then the Cantillon Kriek. Too much for me to handle.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Fairly nice color, but bad smell. Smells like some kind of chemical cleaning agent. Taste is sour and unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (6975) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2011
2009 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: pours dark red/bordeaux with weird off pink, plaster-like pink head, smells like watery tart cherries & wet feet, taste is off-tasting struiselisis with watery tart jam & rotting cherries, slightly sour with an acidic finish, musty wood, light body & flat, ok but in the end not a very good blend or a good example of its style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Thanks Darkguardian for sharing this at Ryan’s. Sweet cherries, a bit of wood, minor lactic sourness, dominant acetic finish. Blah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
Bottled. Cloudy reddihs brown, almost no head. Tart cherry aroma. Medium bodied with quite intense flavour of bitterish cherry stars and tart cherries over a firm malt back bone. Hevily tanninic finish. Interesting and realy tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
In short: An oaky cherry pie in a bottle with an acidic finish. Ok.
How: Bottle 330ml. Exact age unknown, probably about 1 year old. Given to me by reakt, thanks a lot Angelo
The look: Cloudy shining red body topped by a very small pink head
In long: Nose is lightly sour, some cherries, some phenols. The crisp and sweet malt base has the flavor of a crunchy pie crust. Add to that the cherry jelly flavor and you’ve got yourself a cherry pie, which is pretty much what this beer tastes like except for some oak and the rather acidic finish that I could have done without. Classified as a Sour Ale, I more or less agree, but that’s hard one to pigeonhole. This had some potential but to me the tart acidic finish ruined the experience. Oh well, this was a disappointment. But big boys like me don’t cry. We eat.

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