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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This blonde and slight sour beer is the result of a research combining Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and Bourbon barrels & some skills out of the Wild Woesten

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3.9
tquest (94) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Not alot of smell, citric. Taste is not that sour as i expected, citric, apple, fruits. A nice beer overall though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours murky orange with no head. Smell is mellow tartness, sweet fruits, mellow marmalade, pineapple, fructose, mellow marmalade, caramel sugar,.. Taste is sweet vanilla sugar, nice marmalade bourbon, only light sourness, orange jam, mellow marmalade, pineapples, toffee, light citrus, only very light tartness in the back, small touch bitterness,… Oily, creamy, little carbonation. Really good & very interesting. Just think of this as a unique Barley wine as opposed to a geuze-style beer which the original non-BA batches were. Too different to even compare.

3.9
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big creamy offwhite head that leaves some creamy lacing on the glass when dissipate. Smell is sour, malty and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, lemon flavoured yoghurt, moist wood, vanilla fudge, white grapes, lemon zest, bilberry bush leaves, dry pine needles, dry soil, hay and hints of grapefruit juice and barnyard. Taste is very tiny sweet, tiny bitter, sour and malty with white bread, crackers, vanilla, moist wood, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit juice, brett, dry pine needles, barnyard, dry soil and hay. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, round, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and tart with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, white grapes, grapefruit rinds, dry pine needles, moist wood, hay and dry soil. Very balanced, quite thirst-quenching and tasty.

4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity sourish aroma, woody, bourbon notes, citrus, grapefruit, floral, grapes, some hay. Sourish yeasty flavor, citrus, hay, woody notes, brett, mango notes, earthy, leather notes. Sour fruity finish with hay, citrus, grapefruit and some woods.

3.8
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bomer tnx to rlgk. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is bourbon barrel slightly sweet malty bretty. Flavor is astringent bitter acidy bretty barrel.

3.5
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden with a small not lasting offwhite head. Sourish, fruity, citrus aroma. Sourish, sweet and fruity flavour with grapefruit notes.

2.5
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Golden pour; no head or lace. Non-descript (mildly) soured fruit, yeasty, barrely, meh. Entirely forgettable.

4.2
sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
75cl bottle shared with Urbain, merci! Dorée présentant un trouble léger, col blanc. Arôme présente ce bouquet alternant brett, grains et barrique; dans ce cas un chêne aux effluves de Bourbon. Je note un subtile bouquet boisé tirant sur des notes aigres renforcé par un léger ajout vanillé. Palais garde un profil assez belge, blonde solide avec un profil aigre très agréable qui vient juste titiller le fond de la gorge. Le tout est adouci par le mûrissage en barrique de bourbon. Ce dernier ajoute complexité et une pointe de douceur vanillée. Le houblon est présent ajoutant une amertume modeste, cela tournant sur un citronné moyen. Au final, une bière encore un peu jeune, et qui promet de se développer avec le temps. En l’état les brett restent modérés sans dominer le profil de la bière. Le Bourbon arrive juste en balance sans pour cela dominer totalement. Reste à voir comment les des brett et le bourbon évolueront au cours du temps. POur le moment, je voit cette bière plus comme une bière belge avec qcq brett que comme une bière ’sour’. Reste très correte et complexe.

3.7
teddybeer (3831) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle @ Cervezorama. Hazy pale golden colour with a white head with good duration. Aroma is fruity, good presence of bretts and apples. Flavor is dominated by bretts, with a medium bitterness, fruity notes , mainly apples, similar as a cider and light acidic hints. The final is slightly bittery, dry and a presence od bourbon hints on palate.

3.8
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Bottle shared by Urbain himself. Pours hazy light yellow with a medium fine bubbly head. Nose is quite subtle: hay, some wooden notes and slight vanilla touch of the bourbon. Light body but what a silky and smooth mouthfeel - waauw! Taste is elderberries, chardonnay wine.


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