Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Fraise (Strawberry)

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our complex, Belgian-style ‘wild beers’ are aged for several months or even years in our oak barrels. Each barrel contains a different base beer (with distinct color, flavor, body, alcohol, malt and hop character) which undergoes spontaneous and prolonged fermentation with wild critters including Brettanomyces, which is a non-spore forming genus of yeast which lives on the skins of fruit in the wild. The genus name Dekkera is used interchangeably with Brettanomyces and was discovered at the Carlsberg brewery in 1904 by N. Hjelte Claussen, who was investigating it as a cause of spoilage in English ales but which is appreciated and encouraged in certain traditional Belgian-style ales.

BARREL #6: Strawberry Blonde

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Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2017
On tap at Suttree’s. Reddish orange, Balsamic vinegar, and a bit of strawberry. The flavor is pretty much the same, maybe with more strawberry. Kind of lamic-like. I liked it.

Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Sample at NC Rare Bottle fest in Durham. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Subtle strawberry aroma. Taste is acidic and tart.

Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap. Pour is clear bronze/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of yeast, very sour mash, lactic acid, strawberries, and citrus.

bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Tap. Pours clear golden, minimal head and lacing. Aroma is strawberry, oak, red wine, cherries. Flavor is light tart, light musty funk, berries, oak, wine. Light plus body. Nice.

DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
On tap @ the brewery. Very lightly hazy medium gold, no head. Oak and unripened strawberries, moderate lactic sourness, rounded and smooth. Very tasty.

Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy light amber pour with a white head. Tart nose. Very sour, acetic and lactic? No fruit to be found. Maybe a strawberry seed character?

JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Thanks Tom. Sour with some strawberry. Aroma has a little yeast. Berry is very light, hardly perceivable. . good sour and acidic flavors at least.

islay (3121) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Majority of 9 oz. pour, on tap at Lone Oak in Eagan. Consumed on 1-24-16. Pours a clear, dull bronze with a small amount of nearly white head. Uninspiring appearance. Soft, floral but lightly sour smell. Delicate aroma. Slightly chemical smell but not in an offputting way. Nice but light, sour taste. Mineral and spicy. Chlorine flavor. Just a hint of fresh strawberry in the taste. Nice flavor. Lively in the palate. Refreshing. Overall, a nice beer but not as good as I expected given the ratings here.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de fruité surette. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût de fraises surettes avec une pointe de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement surette. (Rating #6665)

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Medium strawberry nose lemon funk oak a little poopy. Golden pour thin white head. Flavors of light strawberry funk Brett a little poopy lemon medium tart with mild sweetness. Good carbonation. Not worth $20 that's for sure.

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