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Le Serpent - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
92
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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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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

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.

12-25-2012 05:21:06 | More by Siriusfisherman
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-07-2013 20:27:59 | More by boatshoes
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-12-2014 22:29:07 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

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.

10-27-2012 03:50:47 | More by mdaschaf
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seanthornton152

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-27-2011 22:15:06 | More by seanthornton152
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dirtylou

Washington

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

12-31-2013 03:37:15 | More by dirtylou
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-03-2013 00:51:41 | More by Gonzoillini
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-07-2013 22:06:33 | More by SpdKilz
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markjarema11

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-11-2014 14:15:19 | More by markjarema11
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-02-2012 10:26:54 | More by MrHirschybar
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Rckmo10

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-16-2013 06:00:54 | More by Rckmo10
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-15-2013 14:57:05 | More by Thorpe429
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

09-01-2011 05:28:00 | More by womencantsail
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-08-2012 14:41:32 | More by sideshowe
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-16-2014 19:48:18 | More by WckdVbz
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-12-2013 10:53:59 | More by dcloeren
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inflatablechair

Idaho

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-13-2011 00:26:23 | More by inflatablechair
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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.

05-24-2012 23:54:19 | More by pokesbeerdude
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HopHead84

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

08-31-2011 01:10:21 | More by HopHead84
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StJamesGate

New York

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.

05-05-2014 20:14:06 | More by StJamesGate
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to LIVEFAST for bringing this to a recent tasting.

Le Serpent came to me looking bronzish/ tanned brown with some orange highlights, a bit of white foam on top, not much stick. Smell is of a bugged up beer. Lacto springs out along with some funk and berry scents. A bit of lighter citrus and wild yeast strains, alot of them. Holy moly this is sour. Le serpent has yeast, lacto/brett, with cherry, white grape, some vanilla from the wood and it's sour, bracingly so. There is alot going on, hard to nail it down. Feel is light but pretty spritzy and effervescent. kinda ruff, bitey and puckering. Even with the rough feel of this, i could drink a whole lot more of it.

08-04-2011 02:48:32 | More by BARFLYB
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

06-05-2014 18:37:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-30-2013 02:44:20 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -41%

01-26-2014 01:22:00 | More by LoudRed
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claytong

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-05-2012 05:51:17 | More by claytong
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Le Serpent from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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