L'enfant Terrible | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by organicbrewer on 02-02-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
27.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by roblowther:
Photo of roblowther
4.79/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A big bottle with a big bottle cap. It pours a mostly clear copper with an extremely frothy head. This is one of the most aromatic beers I've ever poured! I can smell it clearly just from the pour, long before I dunk my nose in the glass. It smells of oranges, horse blankets, grass, sugar, and wood. This smells fantastic, I have to say. The taste follows suit and is just wonderfully balanced. It isn't too sweet or too sour, with just enough funk to make you want to put on some disco and get down. There is also a subtle smokiness to the beer that is a nice balance. It's very restrained, which is good for me, I'm not a fan of the smoke, but it adds a nice element to the overall flavor. Really fantastic gueuze, I'd have to say I'd use this as a style example to my friends eager to learn about beer. The mouthfeel is nice and tingly, with a slickness that holds it together. Wow. This may be my favorite gueuze. These guys just really knocked it out of the park. If you're into very strong flavored, very sour beers you'll probably find this a bit bland but I think it perfectly hits the sweet spot between interesting and drinkable. Thumbs WAY up on this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.

The beer pours a murky yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lots of citrus fruit with some tartness. The flavor is tart citrus with some cheese notes. Somewhat odd and not all that appealing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mattfancett
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a slightly dark golden yellow with slight hints of brown. thick massive head sticks to the glass.

lots on nose, musty and old with funk and oak. slight lemon and apple.

up front light sourness, quickly going to oak that carries through for a slight smokey finish. some light tropical hoppiness in the aftertaste.

slightly syrupy and oily but also very dry. at times it was a bit cloying but at times it was very enjoyable. carbonation turned more syrupy as it warmed.

pretty good, very different. i am not into smoked beers but this worked quite well.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a slightly hazy red-orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to half a finger slow. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherry, wood, sour, subtle tart, and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, tart, sour, wood, tart cherry, and smoke. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The smoky aspect on this one really adds a unique touch to this style as it simply adds another layer of complexity to an already complex style. The flavor is very refreshing and keeps you going to see what each sip holds next. The mouthfeel on this one was a little off for what I enjoy in this style as I would have loved the carbonation to be a little higher. Still a really well done brew that I could drink numerous of these. I suggest you do the same, but save a little bit for the others in your area.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great introduction if your unfamiliar with the style. Really a nice drink by itself but is very food friendly.

Pours a hazy dark amber with a fluffy and big head (and gushes if not really chilled down! Served a "cool" room temperature).

Nose is gigantic assertive esters; great cooked stonefruit/cooked pear, fresh "canuba wax" nose. Really big and pleasant. Inviting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and rich in its very tart quality; feels rich and expensive in the mouth while still have a nice carbonation and very good tartness.

Flavors rock. Crisp/bright lemon, sour tangerine, lemon-lime that goes to a funky mid palate and finish. Lots of layers and complexities in the flavor profile. Some herbs, green grass and ivy with sweet undertones follow the big citrus sour character.

Develops after several tastes an almost "complex lemonade" character. There is a ton of complexity in this beer but the very pleasant nose and the underlying "sweet" tones make it very drinkible.

Really pleasant and very consumer friendly. Big herb/green pepper and almost "saison" finish. One to try if you can find.

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Photo of jlisuk
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

750 ml bottle, there isn't any date information on the bottle but I know I've had the bottle for at least a year, probably closer to 2. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/copper color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is musty and tart, the brew smells like hay, wood, apples, vinegar and earthy mustiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some bready malt, stone fruit, and pears. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with high but soft carbonation. It's easy enough to drink. I liked this gueuze, and I'd certainly like to try this again in the future!

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of desint
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of paleoplant
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of organicbrewer
1.84/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Label says brewed in the Gueuze style. We shall see.

Poured into a tulip after being in the fridge for 30 minutes.

A-Beer tried to shoot out of the bottle upon opening but I was ready. Huge fluffy offwhite head that quickly dimishes. Murkey dark gold.

S-Band aid phenols. Some vinegar. New car vinyl. Not pleasant.

T-More band aid. cracker like malt. Some apple cider. No flavor or bitterness. Very lightly tart and gueuze like funk.

M-Medium dry. Prickly carbonation. No alcohol burn. Not puckering.

D-The phenols get in the way. This beer is not drinkable. I had high hopes since I love lambics, but this is bad.
I read a review over on ratebeer that said this a sour ale blended with a smoked beer. That would explain the phenols (peaty) but doesn't explain why it was a good idea.

Probably won't finish the bottle.

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Photo of Anatole
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MythicHillbilly
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of liamt07
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of jrenihan
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Torst in Brooklyn.

Beer is cloudy amber in colour. Very small white head, fades quickly. A touch of lace.

Nice fruit nose, apricot quite strongly, some peach, and other fruits that I cannot identify. A bit of tartness.

Taste is tart, with apricot and other light fruit. A bit of a cherry flavour, and a smoky, woody aftertaste. Some lemon and a touch of banana.

Light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Very astringent and puckery.

Overall, quite good. The smoked element was a nice touch.

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Photo of CopperTopBrews
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold with a voluminous head that keeps on growing out of the bottle and in the glass. Good that I kept this well chilled in the fridge as recommended on the label. When it settles down, it forms a huge head of cappuccino foam that lasts, producing lots of chunky, sticky lacing.

Aromas of wild yeast, barnyard funk, a little band-aid.

Tastes of tart apples, citrus peel, and funk. Peppery, spicy, slightly bitter and dry finish.

Body is light as is the carbonation level once it settles down, but it has a refreshing, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Despite the over-carbonation, this is a decently drinkable gueze.

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Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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