Paradoxe
La Sirène Brewing

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #832
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,405
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.07%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
From:
La Sirène Brewing
 
Australia
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, green apple, orange peel, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, green apple, orange peel, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Moderate lactic tartness and peppery Brett spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, green apple, orange peel, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding sour/wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced tart/spicy/drying finish. Outstanding well developed Brett complexity, solid lacto presence, and just enough pale/wheat malt to balance the acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Tone
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight hops, strong bacterial funk, slight fruit, yeast, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight hops, strong bacterial funk, slight fruit, yeast, and slight alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i liked this a lot, but more than anything i appreciate its authenticity and originality. i loved the saison i had from them, but this is the first other beer i have seen of theirs for sale here in the states. its loosely lambic type, woody with a strong white wine note, funky and wheat based. its not trying to be belgian though, i think its embracing the australian sense of place, with an aussie hop profile in the finish thats really juicy and some native yeast thats both floral and funky, not way weird, but a little different than the classic lambic types for sure. there is a lot of chardonnay type wine to this, acidic and bright at the same time, really nice with the bacterial sour element, puckery and lemony, but cleaner than most. lots of carbonation, this fizzes and pops like a soda, and finishes woody and mellow, light bodied, and dry. the hops are great, and all the carbonation makes it refreshing for a sour beer. a little stinky as it warms up, but its not sloppy its just unique. maybe the sexy packaging lures me into thinking its better beer than it is, my partners in crime last night didnt love it like i did, but i love a beer made in a traditional way with exciting and nontraditional flavor profiles. this is really tasty, and im sure it will develop nicely in the bottle over time as well. worth picking up, i paid ten bucks for this, more than fair for what you get.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear gold, fizzes, then falls flat.
A little lemon on nose, then the flavour hits with a real tart attack, all lemons, sour, zest.
And hang on, it's 4.8% and it packs a real punch. In the style of Almanac almost, without the extra complexity of barrel
Its fizzy, light, refreshing.
BUT - it's expensive for a smash-down beer :-(

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Paradoxe from La Sirène Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings