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Le Serpent - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

Le SerpentLe Serpent

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%


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: 29 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, split

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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

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mdaschaf

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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.

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mothman

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one. 2009 #71

Pours a light layer of beige head. Color is am amber golden orange.

Aroma: Oaky with spice and vanilla. A lot of cherries; both sweet and sour. A bit of acidity and vinegar.

Taste: Sour and acidic. Cherry sweetness. Tart. Oaky with vanilla and spices. Caramel with a bit of malt.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart. Light to medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a decent beer with a lot of good flavors. Easy drinking. A medium level of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Le Serpent from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.