Wadesda #1
Brasserie de la Senne

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Wild Ale
4.25 | pDev: 9.18%
Brasserie de la Senne
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a lambic basket at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a De La Senne cervoise.

Pours a brilliant clear golden with a two-finger white head. Lots of lacing. The nose brings loads of apricot and fresh peach. Light lemon and some lactic acid. The fresh stone fruits really take over. The flavor doesn't quite explode with fruit like the nose did, instead having more of an acidic presence, though the stone fruits and lemon are still there along with a bit of wheat.

The body is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, it's fairly sour with a dry finish. The sourness on the palate is light, then it's stronger in the finish.

In high praise, Amyliz4 and I were going back and forth trying to determine whether we preferred this or cask Fou' Foune.

Sep 15, 2011
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brokensail from California

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matt for sharing this one.

A: the beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with a nice white head.

S: A light sweet malt/bread flavor to it. Otherwise, the lambic has really taken over. Nice straw and grass funk to it with lots of earth and lemon zest. A distinct wet oak aroma and a moderate tartness.

T: Light to moderate tartness with plenty of lemon and lemon zest flavors. Straw and wet grass with a light earthiness. A hint of must and oak. Not super complex, but still good.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Was glad to get to try this one. A pretty interesting beer and a pretty good one, too.

Jun 21, 2011
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JAXSON from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a bottle, pours a fairly clear apricot bronze with a medium head of very fine bubbles. Nose is pretty heavy with brett funk, perhaps some white grapes, overripe stone fruit, sweat. Mouth is a large dose of that bretty funk, heavy acidity throughout, and a lot of sugars. I thought this would be much drier and more refined. Way too much brett and acidity, too sweet. Sticky, and a lot of peach syrup in there. Not my thing, reminds me of an American wild where it sat in wine barrels for too long and the sugars just stick around.

May 08, 2011
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DosBeerigos from Florida

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

C: Cloudy
H: Dark Yellow
N: Sweet and Sour, with a little funk

Hats off to The Cerveza Chica for picking this treat up for me while on her “girls” trip to Chicago. The gentleman at Binny’s more than likely did not expect to run into a young lady that knew so much about beer and what her husband has had/not had.
On to the beer: Wont lie but the nose of the beer made the mouth water! Hints of lemon and sweet tarts danced in my head. The attack of the first taste was interesting….straight sour, which followed with a smooth sweet finish. Similar to a lemonade if I must compare. Wadesda #1 had a wonderful body that was smooth for being sour upfront. Unlike most other sours that the acidic flavor lingers, this beer transitioned well into a sweeter flavor which hung around longer than the tartness.

Apr 29, 2011
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks for sharing this bottle at Max's yesterday, Ryan!

Mildly hazy yellow with a dense, white head, this looks great. The nose is complex. The Cantillon lambic has taken over the beer, this is sour, acetic, funky, mildly fruity and yeasty. So complex! The palate opens floral, ripe fruits, stone fruit and a refreshing tartness. Reminiscent of Temptation, this is clean, lemony and has a nice acidity with a little bit of acetic acid. Light in body and highly carbonated, the finish is dry and sour. Fantastic stuff.

Feb 19, 2011
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HopHead84 from California

3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Thanks Chris. Appears hazed golden with a small white crown. Aroma is a nice blend of a tripel and a lambic. There's a light musty character combining with oak, subtle citrus (mostly lemon), and a sugary bread tripel quality. Big green apple notes are noticeable, and funk is light. The flavor is sugary, bready and toffee malt, with citrus notes and a moderate lactic sourness, a subtle tartness, and oak. It's sligthly musty, with a decided earthy quality and a slight wet leather profile. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is creamy with lower carbonation. Overall, a quality blend of a tripel and a Cantillon lambic.

Nov 18, 2010
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jfunkk79 from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Deep Ellum in Allston.

Pours a hazy orange with thick, frothy head initially but dies down to almost nothing.

Very fruity aroma; apricots, apple, grapefruit, with some vinegar and oak as well.

Way more tart than I expected. Almost too much. Get a little bit of citrus and a tiny bit of alcohol but mostly sour, tart, and funky.

Overall this is a great beer if you're a lover of sours. Drinkability suffers due to being almost too sour/tart.

Nov 17, 2010
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pmlondrigan from New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I find it funny that this Belgian brewery has classified this as an American Wild Ale. Apperance leaves a bit to be desired. Opaque orangish gold color with a little one finger head which makes its exit quickly. The aroma is musty, oaky, vague faint hops and grapey notes. The flavor is lovely and reminicent of unblended lambic. Tart, slightly wheaty malt charecter, lots of lemon and sharp citrus. Some stone fruits near the end.
Very appropriate body, nice feels fuller than it appears. I'm eager to see how this ones ages.

Nov 01, 2010
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largadeer from California

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amberish-blond, hazy and lightly carbonated. A thin white crust forms, which slowly recedes to a collar.

This smells right in between lambic and tripel; there's plenty of sourness and funk, but also fruity esters reminiscent of stonefruit, a little vinegar and oak. The two styles blend together nicely here.

The palate is strongly oaky and earthy, with more sourness than I was expecting, both lactic and lightly acetic. The fruitiness of the tripel comes through nicely, lending flavors of green apple and sour peach. The mouthfeel is sharp, semi-dry, mouthwatering, and the finish very tannic.

Oct 12, 2010
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Sean9689 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

A - Pours and darker yellow/light orange, hazy, thin ring around the glass with no retention or cap.

S - Big funk, tangerines, oranges, floral sourness. Lots of citrus-like funk mixed with barnyard, horse blanket.

T - Huge tartness, funk/sour, lemon peel. Lots of tartness which pretty much takes over everything else that's left to taste in this beer. It's very up front...lip puckering.

M - Light, soft carbonation, very dry finish.

D - The huge funk is really nice but overwhelms the rest of the beer. Otherwise, solid if you're looking for lots of funk.

Oct 09, 2010
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nickd717 from California

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

100th Wild Ale tick, hell yeah! 750ml bottle thanks to the currently banned chswimmer. A rebel without a cause, Ted is, and he deserves our highest respects for that.

Pours hazy golden with a small white head that lasts, leaving white foam and good lacing.

The aroma is tart and funky, a little lemony. Good.

The flavor is great, really on the sour side with Belgian and wild yeast, lots of lacto, oak, and barnyard funk. Tasty.

Nice acidic mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation and a lively mouthfeel.

Really solid Belgium beer. I need to get to Belgian and drink more Begliums like this.

Oct 09, 2010
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glowing orange, somewhat hazed and opaque when backlit. Clingy collar of lace, randomly spotty. Thin cap of foam that dwindles to a skim that eventually breaks. Second pour seems to last a little bit longer. Color is nice.

Tart citrus aroma, acidic, lightly dusty and sweet. Not especially funky, more fruit forward than anything: orange, peach, apricot. At room temperature some woody oak comes out.

Fuller feel, close to pulpy orange juice. Moderate pleasant tartness, signature Cantillon citrus, oddly reminds me of Duck Duck Gooze a little bit. It dries up and sticks in between the teeth. Puckering and drool-inducing. Some light bitter tannin, earthy herbals, and cheese rind elements in the back. Clean and pleasant, again very fruit dominant with some funky traces around the edges. Easy to sip, fairly dry, not quite as drinkable as a gueuze but close.

Sep 24, 2010
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"A blend of De La Senne Jambe-de-Bois, a Belgian Tripel, with an addition of Cantillon Lambic, oak aged, and bottle-refermented."

Thanks Kristina for sharing. Served in a wine glass.

A - Pours a murky, hazy, apricot color. A finger of off-white foam quickly settles to a chunky big-bubbled ring and a bit of film. There's some spotty lacing left behind.

S - Apple skins, overripe fruit, mild funk, oaky vanilla, some sweet malt character, candi sugar, and perhaps a hint of alcohol as it warms. This one is hard to peg, but elements from the Tripel and the lambic are present and surprisingly well-integrated.

T - Taste is more acetic than the nose implies, with sour apple, fruity esters, and a malt profile that's evocative of a witbier in some ways. There's wheat in the lambic, but is there wheat in the tripel as well? Alcohol is well-hidden here.

M - Very dry finish, lots of oaky tannins, and some definite pucker. Medium-light body and lower carbonation that suggests a lesser ABV but suits the lambic character quite well.

D - This is quite enjoyable, and a I found myself reaching for the bottle for numerous refills. I'll have to get my hands on a bottle to see how this ages over time. I liked this more than Duchessic.

Sep 17, 2010
Wadesda #1 from Brasserie de la Senne
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