St. Dekkera Reserve: Pomme
DESTIHL Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 9.22%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
From:
DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
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Reviews by ThaJokerWild:
Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Morey
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnes09
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent, light peach color. Thin head with fairly poor retention. This is expected, however, with the high acidity.

Vinegar and fruity, tropical, apple notes in the nose.

Aggressive tartness up front with plenty of granny smith apple notes. Sweetness in the middle manifested as apples with hints of honey. No hop character to speak of which is fitting for the style. Slightest touch of wood mellows the flavor. Very well balanced.

Light to medium body. Well carbonated. Dry from the acid.

Superb apple based sour. The best I have had from Destihl thus far.

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Photo of ferrari29
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 batch bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white grape, hay, straw, vanilla, toasted oak, cracker, bread, light vinegar/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white grape, hay, straw, vanilla, toasted oak, cracker, bread, light vinegar/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/acidic tartness and light oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white grape, hay, straw, vanilla, toasted oak, cracker, bread, light vinegar/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic sour apple wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. I really loved the prominence of the oak barrel in this as well. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riemster
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buckeye982
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Will_Edgar
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M_chav
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MustyDusty
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Dekkera Reserve: Pomme from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings