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Le Serpent - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 81
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cory’s endeavor into the realm of Flanders style sour ale. Extremely rare, inoculated with multiple souring organisms and laid down in French oak barrels for over one year, Le Serpent is an example of a Belgian sour brown at it’s finest. On draft in the pub for a short time and also hand-bottled and bottle-conditioned. There is a very limited quantity of 750 ml bottles available for take away. Act quickly to experience this exotic beer style!

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-23-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

afsdan, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

yourefragile, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

WckdVbz, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

markjarema11, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

2012 vintage.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt and cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is solid but fairly mild for a sour.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

DIPAFAN, Jun 05, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -5.9%

Dark amber with loose tan film.
Barrel, bright red berry, and some balsamic on the nose.
Candy sugar, red berry and orchard fruit, tart cherries and a vinegar hit.
Hint of vanilla in the finish and tart linger.
Lt-med, dry, clean.

Bright and easy. Fruit more than wood. A skilled take on a difficult style.

StJamesGate, May 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

LoudRed, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

750ml bottle, split

'09

bachelor party

Dope label - amber-orange body. Aromas of acidic and tart cherry, oak, funk. Not extremely sour - notes of vinegar, acidic fruit, cherry, wood, peach. Seems to have aged pretty nicely - nice tartness and solid oak/fruit interplay

dirtylou, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Rckmo10, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

imperialking, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Thorpe429, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

SpdKilz, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Gonzoillini, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dcloeren, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

boatshoes, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

t0rin0, Jan 28, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%

2010 Bottle #33

Appearance: A deep, ruby red with a two-finger white head. Absolutely gorgeous.

Smell: The aroma holds a nice bouquet of fruits, peach and some cherry perhaps. There is also and underlying sweet malt and a a funky vinegar note that seems to be taking on a cheese character.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste starts off with a quenching yet moderate acidic bite and flows into the peach, grape, and cherry-like characters. The cheesy note found in the aroma is not evident in the flavor. It has a dry yet smooth and lingering finish, leaving you to want another sip.

Overall: This is a superbly drinkable beer, it is high on alcohol for the style, but still maintains drinkability. Although I did not have it young, I imagine one would find it to have aged well, there is very little to complain about with this brew.

Siriusfisherman, Dec 25, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%

Picked up from Snake River, bottle #49. Brewed in 2010.

A: Pours light brown, hazy, with a small light brown head with decent retention and nice lacing for a flanders.

S: Cherries, cherry skin, apple, and plum, some vinegar and slight acidity. Mixed in is a little caramel and vanilla as well.

T: Nice cherry flavor with a bit of apple, peach, and apricot. Just a little bit of vinegary sourness, some cinnamon and other spices. Gets much better as it warms.

M: My only gripe with the beer is that it is a touch thin, but a minimal problem. Not overly sour, but a nice and light vinegar/sourness.

O: Glad that I picked this up. Definitely gets better as it warms. A tasty Oud Bruin, would love to try the cerise version.

mdaschaf, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bauermj, Oct 19, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Date: 09/25/12
Type: 750ml. Bottle #41
Vintage: 2009
Glass: Ommegang Tulip

Planned on keeping this one in the cellar for a bit more, but my hand was forced when my elbow knocked it off of a low shelf in my cellar, causing the cap to lift and start leaking. Anyway, was looking forward to sampling it anyway.

Pours a brown mahoghany in color w/ ruby hues that produced a big 2 finger tan head that left nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, vinegar, cherry skin, wet socks, and oddly cinnamon/clove. The taste starts w/ caramel, cinnamon, and clove, which leads into wet socks, and finishes w/ vinegar and sour cherry. Medium bodied and lush w/ appropriate carbonation. Drank my glass w/ ease and could have easily polished off the bottle and have been looking for more.

Overall, awesome brew! Maybe the best I have had of 2012. This brew is perfectly balanced w/ sour/sweet/spices.

mikeyv35, Sep 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BurghFanSC, Jun 25, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Big thanks goes out to Bitterbill for sharing this with mkorpal and myself at the Library Bar in Laramie, WY. Bottle #17 if I remember correctly 2009 batch. (short review)

Poured a turbid ruddy brown with practically no head. Smell was acetic with notes of cherries and wood, slightly funky, but mainly leaning towards the sour side. Sour with a nice cherry profile, reminiscent of La Folie with the acetic acid qualities. Not overly puckering, but nice. Sour and fruit were definitely the highlights here. A very nice sour beer that would probably benefit from a little more time in the cellar. Starting to hit its stride, and very enjoyable.

pokesbeerdude, May 24, 2012
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Le Serpent from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.