Arbre Qui Donne
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

Arbre Qui DonneArbre Qui Donne
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #174
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,989
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.83%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
102
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O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Arbre Qui DonneArbre Qui Donne
Notes: Barrel-aged sour blonde refermented on Georgia peaches.

20 IBU
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 102 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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stevoj from Idaho

3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 2016 Boise stone fruit tasting on 8/27, thanks to Steve. Color of apricot juice, hazy, flat. Aroma presents rich apricot notes and hints at the tartness to come. Apricots continue to dominate the flavor, with a bit of pucker as well.

Jan 07, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Etched on bottle dating is 'PKGD 15NOV18'.
Cloudy, peach colored body. Quick dissipating fizzy head. No lacing. Some bigger residue chunks sink to bottom of the glass.
Aroma of sour, funk, and peach.
Taste is tart, sour, and funky. Flavors of lemon and peach. Has a touch of oak barrel. Finishes with sweet peach. Dry in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Minor tooth scraper. Good carbonation.
This is a sour ale with some depth of flavor expressions. Definite funkiness that works well with the oak.

Dec 13, 2019
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jhavs from New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Slightly hazy straw, thin head of white foam settles quickly into a few small bubbles. Bright peach flesh aroma.
Tart, softened and balanced by barrel, sweet and deep peach flavor. Fresh and ripe.
Soft carbonation, medium body, a hint syrupy.
Overall a very tasty brew, great flavor.

Nov 03, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Decent color but head dissipates quickly. Looks filmy. Nose is super funky. Hints of oak, sour peach and apricot, orange zest and vinegar tartness. Very pungent. Almost aggressive on the nose. Beer opens juicy peach. Accented vinegar and unripened sour peach tartness up front. However, this is more than a one trick pony. Some nice, juicy apricot and peach sweetness in the middle provides a bit of balance. This is soft, not as acidic is most. There's also a noticeable funkiness. Like wet oak and foam right at the end. Finishes puckering but not overly so. Pretty impressive. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy on the palate and aggressive going down. Puckering, lingering aftertaste.

Really good overall. One of the better Wild Ales I've had in a while.

Nov 22, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First of all, big thanks to Nick U for cracking this gem the very first night when I was in Milwaukee in July 2017. Might have been my fave new beer of the trip (Funk Factory Meerts/Punchdown Framrood challenging for the title too).

Peach beer pours a peach color with white 1/3" head on the top. Oh man, is the peach aroma sooooo nice up in here. Barely perceptible soft oak behind it and the sourness.

Taste, oh boy, its soft, its not super acidic, its not bitter. Its not just sour. The peach. Georgia would be proud. Manages to massage you with mild sweetness and yet still rely on the oak to give you a dry finish. I believe this is the #1 peach beer I've ever had. Phenomenal stuff. Brewers got a shutout that night as well. Good times in the U's backyard. Only thing missing was Dr. Carroll.

Aug 10, 2017
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. 2016 harvest peaches
A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow hue with minimal fizzy white head that is gone before I'm done pouring.
S: Wonderfully strong sour note with hints of sweet peaches and tartness.
T: The very nicely done sour ale note hits first--strong, but not overly so. This is quickly followed by a milder sweet peach note, a bright burst of tart lemon and lime, white pepper, honey, and a hint of melon. In the background, you'll find a nice soft wood note bordering on almonds. With warming, the peach note becomes stronger and more in line with the other notes. Very nice!
M: Light body. Strong sour note, then sweet fruit, then tart citrus...very nice complexity across the palate. Mild fizz. The oak notes linger and mature nicely on the palate in the aftertaste.
D: Didn't start strong, but certainly finished strong! A very nice peach sour ale. Well done, O'so! Seek it out!

Aug 09, 2017
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange bodied beer with thin and whispy bone white head. Smells of juicy peaches. Tastes of juicy peaches and a hint of oak and funk. For the most part this is a fruit forward wild ale. light body with low carbonation. Carbonation is adequate. A semi dry finish and easy drinking since it is not over the top in the acidity department. Well done Peach american Wild Ale. It will go toe to toe with the best of them!

May 30, 2017
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin head. There is no head retention or lacing. Has a very tart peach aroma; almost too much. Taste is much better. Good amount of tartness and not overpowering. Peachy. Lighter bodied with very little carbonation.

May 28, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

This pours a light orange-ish color, with a smal head, and no lacing.

Smells super nice, wonderful peach aroma, tart, juicy, and sweet, just so natural. There's a bit of light acidity on the nose, white wine, and hint of oak.

The blonde ale that is the base for this beer doesn't really show up, it's all a showcase for the peaches and the barrel. The peach flavor is awesome, some of the nicest peach flavor I've gotten out of a peach sour, with a perfect puckering and thirst-quenching level of acidity. It all comes together really nicely, with light oak barrel flavor.

This is lighter bodied, super refreshing, with a normal level of carbonation.

This was a sleeper surprise, didn't know what to expect from it, and really enjoyed it.

May 22, 2016
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moose1980 from Germany

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had this right before a JK Aurelian Lure. While this one was not as funky, I actually enjoyed it a little bit more. Beautiful light peach color with minimal head and lacing. Lactic acidity on aroma and taste. The peach in the both the aroma and taste was light, but blended perfectly with the subtle funk and less subtle sourness. The carbonation was medium, and the mouthfeel was exceptional, creating a wonderful, juicy but creamy texture before finishing on the drier side.
Overall, while I love super-funky beers, I do enjoy more delicate sours as well; especially ones that don't compromise complexity for subtleness. This one shines with its subtle peach and funk, and the mouthfeel just put it over the top for me.

May 07, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.32/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Hazy pale orange. Smells of stone fruit and some vinegar. Lots of oak. Taste is intense vinegar. Not all that unpleasant, but not the sour profile I expected or wanted. Nice peach flavor, but it's overwhelmed by vinegar. Oaky finish. Very sour. Medium body. I expected more. Not bad, but not great.

May 03, 2016
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WynnDavis from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This a wonderful offering by Os'o and their wild beers. The peach nose matched the fruity taste. A perfect tickle of carbonation. The mouthfeel was delicate and fluffy. A perfect ABV too at 7+ %

Apr 01, 2016
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KillerJigger from Iowa

4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The look is light orange with a short white head on top. The smell is light peach with some barrel as well. The taste is WOW! very balanced and smooth just velvety peach. Not to sweet!! Was impressed how good it was. GREAT BEER PERIOD!

Mar 19, 2016
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ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was perfect in every way. #sorryimnotsorry

Insane aroma, flavor and appearance. Just the right amount of tartness cut through the natural, juicy peach sweetness. Fantastic!

Mar 18, 2016
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Scooter1027 from Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Central Waters snifter. Looks about as you'd expect for a sour blonde, with an aroma of oaky earthiness, lactic tartness, and just a little understated peach. The flavor is terrific...a bright lactic acidity, sour but not overwhelmingly so. The peach lends a slight sweetness that comes through nicely on the finish, and the oak aging gives it a slight chardonnay-esque dry finish. Overall, it's another great sour from O'so.

Mar 01, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A wonderful peach sour with peach rings, lots of lemon and unripen stone fruit tart qualities, an underlying light blonde base beer with the oak giving the beer balance and drying on the finish.

Jan 02, 2016
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into an O'so tulip.
5.9% ABV, 10 IBUs, Best Served near 40°F

A - Hazed from the first pour, this tarnished goldenrod-colored sour pours with a frothy and fleeting white head that reduces to a ring of bubbles around the glass.

S - Arbre Qui Donne has O'so's distinct sour blonde aroma right from the start but, this beer is also distinctly NOT like a lot of O'so's sours. Underlying French oak combines woody notes with white raisin fruit nuances before lactic bacterial sour funk takes over and transitions this awesome aroma to a tart peach finish.

T - The simple sour blonde base beer does little to get in the way of the, once again, distinctly O'so sourness; lactic acidity greets the palate and ushers wood complexity that's surprisingly forward. White grape tartness and a finish of juicy peach follow the sour barrel wonderfully!

M - From the spritzy, carbonated body that dances across the tongue, to the mid-palate tart-turning-sour feel, this light-bodied beer has a complex feel that only grows more complex on the dry-yet-juicy, lip-smacking finish!

O - Time and again I find many of O'so's beers to be hit or miss, especially when it comes to their ever-developing sour program, but Arbre Qui Donne was a gamble I took in the store that completely payed off, so much so, I went back the next day for another $17 bottle. This wild ale with peaches delivers from aroma to flavor and finishes with a wonderfully complex, sour body. I won't hesitate to get more if I see any left.

Dec 26, 2015
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cdanz87 from Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peach-like color. It has a funky and earthy nose. Subtle peach flavor, earthy and a light lactic tang. Overall an easy drinking beer that I'll definitely be buying more of.

Dec 15, 2015
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared at a taproom. Similar appearance to other sour blonds, earthy nose with a bit of peach. The flavor is sour, but not CRAZY sour like you might expect.

Nov 29, 2015
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a really well done beer from Oso. Great peach note that doesnt overwhelm. A nice burst of sour/tartness that really balances nicely with the sweetness. Nothing but great execution here.

Nov 16, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass, day after the official release.

Pours a lighter golden-orange body, one finger white head, good retention, not a ton of lacing. It looks comparatively light in body compared to other peach sours. Smell is lactic acid, a bit of oak, cobweb, a fair amount of peaches. Mild grainy sweetness. A minimal perfume aroma as well. It's a bit simple, but there does not seem to be anything off. More peach comes out as it warms. Flavour brings a fair amount of peach, especially as it warms. A bit of grainy sweetness, a bit of minerally funk, oak. It's a fairly sour ale, not as much peach as the likes of New Glarus Wild Peach, and not all that complex. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry and slightly prickly, good carbonation, fairly sour- sour enough that it takes a little time to get through it, but it's quite nice. No off-flavours. Overall, a more than solid American Wild Ale that's worth trying if you enjoy your peach AWAs. It's not on the level of Veritas 013/015, Wild Peach, Peach BU, etc. but it's fairly good and it seems like it'll be a fairly obtainable AWA in Wisconsin over the next few weeks (tradewise).

Nov 15, 2015
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 750ml into teku. It is s a clear apricot color with a 1.5 finger disappearing white head. Aroma is a sweet and tart with a good does of peach and minimal funk. Yeast is wild and earthy with hints of barrel. Super fruity peach is dominating with tartness and some subtle sweetness. Not as much yeast funk as the nose, but definitely tons earthy fruit. Finish has tart bite and slightly mineral quality. Medium body, dry mouthfeel with some tannins and must. A nice drinking AWA from O'so.

Nov 15, 2015
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