Take My Hand
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 3.47%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
14
From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Collaboration with M.I.A. Beer Co.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Bruery tulip to a clear light golden yellow topped by a small white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of tartness and some creamy wheat along with a lot of really nice citrus notes with a hint of sharpness from some salt. There's some oak going on as well
T: Taste is some bright acidity up front with a huge blast of citrus flavor from the citron, oranges, and some lemony notes from the lemon verbena. Hints of oak and salt as well as some creamy wheat. On the swallow there's a huge wave of citrus and more clean sourness with some more oak, slight vanilla, creamy wheat, citrus and salt. Very nice.
M: This beer has a fairly light body but it isn't watery. Carbonation is effervescent but the beer does not come across as prickly while the acidity ensures that the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. The sourness isn't over the top and the flavors make this one very enjoyable. All the tasting notes play well together which helps to appreciate the complexity. Definitely worth a try if this one makes a comeback.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a tulip.

Look: Pours a slightly opaque yellow/orange. No head to speak of.
Smell: Lemon/lemon zest, tart grape, oak.
Taste: Just like the nose, bursting with tart lemon/Buddha hand/zest. Oak on the end.
Feel: Thin, with a good amount of carbonation considering the relatively still pour.
Overall: Great sour if you like lemon zest. The oak and wheat play very nicely with the tart citrus bite and salt.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with RaulMondesi. 375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/27/2018. Pours fairly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly No glass lacing, and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, sea salt, hay, straw, oak, pepper, clove, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus fruit, salt, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, sea salt, hay, straw, oak, pepper, clove, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, sea salt, hay, straw, oak, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus fruit, salt, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, grainy/acidic/sticky/tannic, and lightly tangy/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an awesome blended sour wheat beer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus fruit, salt, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderately acidic/tannic/spicy/drying finish; not overly lactic or salty. Only 8% blend of sour with citrus, but there is a lot of citrus vibrancy going on. Awesome well rounded Brett/Bacteria complexity, oak presence, and solid pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A really enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottled 2/28/17, into snifter

Yellow gold cloudy body with a thin but healthy soapy white head. Very fizzy and lemony, lemongrass, oak barrel, bright cherry, a hint of pineapple, similar aroma I get from some almanac sours.

Taste is a strong tart lemon, green grape, a nice light earthy oak character with some fruity sweetness on the back, followed by more bright citrusy lemon sourness. Feels like a blend of a mostly kettle soured beer with then a hint of wild yeast/bacteria complexity added.

Mouthfeel is nice and lively, prickly, and on the thinner side, then quickly fades out to a calm headless brew.

The sourness is a bit strong for my taste, not enough maltiness to balance the sourness but I love what the wheat does to affect the appearance and provides a nice frothy head.

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Take My Hand from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings