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Le Serpent - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 42
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 3.86%
Wants: 84
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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-23-2010

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!
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (730 characters)

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

One of my all time favorite beers, I look forward to the seasonal release! (74 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 (271 characters)

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a hazy amber color with a finger of just off-white head.

S: Rather fruity, much more so than most Oud Bruins I've had. Lots of peach, cherry, apricot, and plum notes. A heavy lactobacillus note along with some definite acetic character. Very mild malt sweetness.

T: Intensely fruity on the palate, too. More of the same peach, apricot, and cherry flavors with a moderate funkiness. Some hints of sweet toffee malt with a light grass note. Decently acetic with a touch of vanilla.

M: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation.

O: A nicely done sour. I've wanted to try this and the cherry version, and was pleased that they were as good as I had hoped. (718 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (644 characters)

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/27/2011

Bottle shared by Bobby at Woodshop Classix, thanks!

A: Hazy dark red with a modest white head.

S: Tart and lactic cherry with oak and a dash of acetone. Peach and apricot are evident. Lots of vinegar and a dash of vanilla.

T: Highly acetic with much vinegar. Cherry blends with peach and plum. Oak is evident. There's a moderate lactic sourness and a matching tartness. Finishes moderately acetic with mild tannins.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A touch too acetic but good nonetheless. (529 characters)

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. (312 characters)

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Le Serpent from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.