La Bonté (w/Pear)
Wicked Weed Brewing

La Bonté (w/Pear)La Bonté (w/Pear)
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #654
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,397
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.32%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
187
From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  6
Gots
  40
SCORE
91
Outstanding
La Bonté (w/Pear)La Bonté (w/Pear)
Notes: La Bonté is open fermented with our house Brettanomyces culture. This beer is then blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onto a half pound per gallon of French Pears. La Bonté is then aged in our foeder until it reaches perfection.
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 187 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy and golden colored, the two finger head settling in nicely; splashy lacing

Smell: Bready farmhouse funk, with the pear and a vinous white wine grape character

Taste: White wine grape, green apple and lemon forward with an acetic tartness building along with the pear; Bretty funk, through the middle, is a prelude to a puckering, moderately sour finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A year in the bottle has done its job, with the funk and acetic tones complementing the fruit with complexity

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jadjunk
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"La Bonte is open fermented with our house Brettanomyces culture. This beer is then blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onyo a half pound per gallon of French Pears. La Bonte is then aged in our Foeder until it reaches perfection." Brewed in the style of an Farmhouse Ale, soured with pear added. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a pastel white over a medium hazy golden yellow body with mild, varied sediment in tow and light carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Farmhouse yeast notes, generating characters of light spicy effervescence and gentle fruit esters, a gentle funkiness and the evident imparting of bright pear juice character. Potency is modest. 4

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with moderate acidity and tanginess from start to finish, drying saison yeast notes of peppery spice and gentle spring fruit, further accented with the inclusion of Pear fruits, for a nicely rounded fruit juice finish. Just about the perfect intersection of flavors and character, and right on the balance with tangy acidity and sweetness. The pear is also evidently displayed in full color here. Outstanding. 4.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, peppery, tangy and moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a modest frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is nearly even tangy and acidic to sweet, with a slight lead in respect to the former. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) An outstanding quality soured farmhouse ale, with an incredible presence of sour character and flavor diversity, with a great fruit presence that plays boldly on the pear addition but nicely compliments the base yeast profile's light, effervescent spiciness and spring fruit liveliness. I am looking forward to trying the Plum and Fig iterations of this beer in the coming days. 4.25

Wicked Weed Brewing's
La Bonte Tart Farmhouse Ale with Pear
4.25/5.00

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Photo of Sabtos
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy light gold with a fizzy loud white foam that somehow increases in density as it settles, becoming a creamy blanket with a solid, uniform white wall of curtains.

Smell is actually somewhat bready for a sour, with pear, lemon, light wheat and corn all fairly subdued.

Taste is mellow and balanced, only slightly tart of lemon and pear, with the faintest hint of hay and barnyard funk, and a finish of corn and bread.

Body is soft and frothy, of medium heft, with a crisp, quenching tartness and a semi-wet finish.

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Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRedDog
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of esimonoff
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steban
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pete_IV
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaseface123
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tart, refreshing and crisp. Very nice contrast between THE funk and the fruit. Beyond my expectations. DelIcious!

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ogman
2.69/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow-orange with a rim of slight foam into a snifter. Smell is sour fruit. Taste is sour pear, bread, and a hint of peach or apple or some other fruit in there. Feel is well-carbonated but not excessive; this feels refreshing. Overall, a very good sour and I hope to have it again at some point.

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La Bonté (w/Pear) from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 187 ratings