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St. Dekkera Reserve: Sour Scotch Ale | DESTIHL Brewery

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Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sean9689 on 11-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam for the swingtop.

The pour is a dark brown color with some reddish notes. An interesting aroma. Some vanilla and malt sweetness with a bit of caramel. Some vinegar notes and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Most of the tartness is there in the form of vinegar. A little bit of vanilla and malt sweetness to it. Some hints of oak and a mild grass note. Medium body with low carbonation.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler, thanks to Kan! Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a dark red/brown color, tan-colored head, thin collar.

S - Dark fruits, burnt sugars, sour cherries, some sugary malts in there as well. A nice balance and not as abrasive as some of their other wild offerings.

T - Similar to the nose, enjoyable. Dark fruits, chocolate, burnt sugars, sugary malts, on the lighter side of tart/sour, but still there for sure. The sweetness of the Scotch Ale and light tart notes work nicely together.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy tart finish.

O - I enjoyed this play on a sour Scotch Ale because it's not just a wild, it's balanced between both. Easy to drink, sweet, sour, and complex. Would have again, if I have the chance.

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St. Dekkera Reserve: Sour Scotch Ale from DESTIHL Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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