St. Dekkera Reserve: Sour Trappist Wheat
DESTIHL Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,108
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #21,453
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Wheat Ale fermented with Trappist Ale yeast aged over 18 months. Spontaneous secondary fermentation and aging with Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Brettanomyces.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11
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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes 9/21/12.

5oz pour into snifter glass by Dexter's Pub barkeep in Madison, WI.

Appearance: redish bodied beer with no head.

Smell: fairely tart beer with some oak and malts. cherries and berries seem to come to mind.

Taste: Moderately sour and a touch fruity again the cherries and berries. Nice oaky flavor. A touch of malts in there too. Nice balance. It reminds me of a really sour flanders red.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation.

Overall: Great sour beer. I would love it if this was bottled. Really glad I stopped at Dexters just to see if anything interesting was on draft because this beer was well worth the stop as I was passing through madison on wednesday!

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a faint reddish amber with hints of golden yellow with a small, creamy head

S - smells of wheat malts, vinegar, and citrus

T - the taste starts of with some sweet malts, that is quickly shoved aside by puckering sourness with a ton of citrus lemons and a little bit of vinegar. Pretty solid taste profile. Not uber complex, but pretty delicious.

M - medium body that finishes very dry

D - I had no idea what to expect with this beer as I haven't had anything from the brewery, but I was really pleasantly surprised. If there weren't so many other beers to try I would have ordered another.

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Sour Trappist Wheat from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings