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St. Dekkera Reserve: Strawberry Blonde & Raspberry - DESTIHL Brewery

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Strawberry Blonde & Raspberry
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blonde Ale with strawberries and raspberries added to the barrel and naturally soured by spontaneous/wild secondary fermentation and aging for over 2 years.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at GI Belgian Beer Fest. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass.

A - A finger of white foam that settles to a thick collar and a few wisps of haze, but no lace. Mostly transparent dark orange body.

S - Pez, strawberries and raspberries, oak, light funk, hint of diaper, lactic acidity.

T - Taste is fairly similar, but it seems a touch over-oaked and slightly astringent in the finish. The fruits also seem to drop off a bit.

M - Medium-light body, pleasant active carbonation, and a tannic finish from both raspberries and then barrel.

D - Solid stuff. It's always nice to see a (semi-)local brewery producing quality sours. Easy to drink with only a few minor quibbles. Would have this one again, or even consider making a trip to Destihl to try more of their barrel-aged offerings.

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Strawberry Blonde & Raspberry from DESTIHL Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.