Le Serpent | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

Le SerpentLe Serpent
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Le SerpentLe Serpent

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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!

Added by Bitterbill on 05-23-2010

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

One of my all time favorite beers, I look forward to the seasonal release!

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.82/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of mikeyv35
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
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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4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KaiserTrey
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one gets a low (but virtually irrelevant) drinkability score due to the funky, sour, earthy, and dry character of the style. They really took the souring agents (brett and cherry) to the max. This took the gold in sours at the GABF and deserves it. Really pushes the envelope on what "sour" beer really means. I drank this beer while it was on tap and it was exceptional. It had a much more attractive tan head at the time so I thought it fair to judge the appearance based on that. Although, I just drank the bottle that I've had in the cellar for a year and the appearance had decreased. The Le Serpent has turned into an aromatic and flavorful powerhouse. The first sip was like a giant pissed off cherry punched me square in the chops. It definitely brings the funk on the nasty dunk.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this was the regular, non-cerise version. Poured rust orange with a medium head. Vibrant nose of berries, orange skin, lime, just a lot of pleasant citrus in the nose. Really bright flavor with great citrus especially lime, citric acidity. Sharp, bright, fruity, sour. In a way reminds me of some Russian River stuff with the light, champagne like body and refined citrus acidity. T20, even? Good stuff.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, split


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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Le Serpent from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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