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St. Dekkera Reserve: Forsaken Barrel Lambic - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Forsaken Barrel Lambic
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BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of our 2 oldest sour barrels in Normal. A Belgian-style lambic soured by wild secondary fermentation and aging for over 3.5 years in an unbranded red wine barrel.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 10-23-2011)
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emerge077

Illinois

2.56/5  rDev -34.9%

2013;
FIrst pour at the Great Taste, full glass. Straight up acetic vinegar. Very sharp and one dimensional, acetobacter has taken over apparently. More time in the barrel doesn't necessarily equal a better "lambic", it's clearly gone way downhill. Not surprising considering the foreshadowing two years ago. Hopefully they figure it out and turn this around, because this was pretty terrible, and nothing like a traditional lambic. A shame because it started out decent, but is way too acetic, like almost all of their sour beers now. Drinking vinegar isn't an enjoyable experience...

10-28-2011: 3.73
Two drafts served in a goblet at Destihl in Normal.

Murky orange, hazy with particulate matter... fruit skin, barrel residue, who knows... it doesn't resemble yeast. Thin ring of white foam at the edge, no lacing, a thin broken skim across the surface.

Fruity citrus and yogurt aromas, some wet hay as it warms, lactic tartness and fruity acidity. Soft and pleasant, straightforward though not especially funky or nuanced. Fruit forward with orange, lemon, and green strawberry notes.

Puckering acetic acid at first, fruity lemon and citrus flavors, residual brett yeast aftertaste of funky grains. Clean lactic finish that pratically vanishes without a trace. Well carbonated, effervescent and light bodied. Lacks a little bit in the complexity department, and too much acetic acid, but otherwise tasty. Definitely quenching and drinkable. Very reminiscent of Upland's lambic output, possibly due a similar inoculation of lacto and brett. Also comparable to an unfruited version of Destihl's Sour Strawberry.

10-28-2011 18:13:45 | More by emerge077
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California

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Thanks to Adam for the swingtop.

Pours a clear orange color with minimal head or carbonation. A really nice funk to the aroma. There’s some earthy musty notes to it and a bit of lemon peel and green apple. The flavor isn’t quite as good. It’s a touch vinegary. There’s a little malt sweetness to it as well. A bit of lemon peel, maybe a little Smarties. Medium bodies with low carbonation.

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Forsaken Barrel Lambic from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
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