Le Tub
Whiner Beer Company

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From:
Whiner Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #564
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,930
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.91%
Ratings:
84
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 02, 2022
Added:
Apr 01, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  14
SCORE
88
Very Good
Le TubLe Tub
Notes: Tart farmhouse ale blended with 10% Cabernet barrel aged house saison. A Blended Barrel-Aged Wild Saison. You'll want to bathe your mouth with it.

HOPS: Centennial, Amarillo
YEAST/BACTERIA: Saison / Lactobacillus
BARREL AGED: 10% Total Volume

20 IBU
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Photo of RGW2001
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by RGW2001

I tried this beer by accident in Nashville. It is by far the best beer I have ever tasted! I live in Maryland and cannot find it anywhere. I’ll have to get it shipped.

Jun 02, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled of white wine, caramel, lemon and wheat. Nice tart lemon taste with sweet caramel and a subtle oak/vanilla flavor.

Feb 13, 2022
 
3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 19, 2022
 
4 by AsWeSpiralDown from Illinois on Dec 31, 2021
Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Admittedly my first new Saison in awhile.

Pours modestly hazed light gold with limited head but decent lacing.

Aromas are pretty solid. Pale wheat malt, spicy yeast, funk, floral, oak.

Sweet pale malt on the tip of the tongue accompanied by some clove. Midstream is yeast, white stone fruit, sour wheat, green apple, cherry. The finish is quite funky with more tartness, white pepper and a touch of warming alcohol. Pretty well balanced, although maybe a touch sweet-ish. Not positive on that.

Medium bodied. Outstanding carbonation. Not crisp, but it has a pleasantly brief drying finish.

Pretty darn good saison.

Nov 20, 2021
 
4.62 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2021
 
3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 17, 2021
 
4.46 by bubb4 from Illinois on Mar 14, 2021
 
4.19 by bgunnink from Illinois on Nov 22, 2020
 
4 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 28, 2020
 
4.06 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Sep 02, 2020
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: crisp, semi sour, apple cider, apple vinegar acids, bright, white grapes, clear finish. Fruity sour, cider, some breadiness to the nose. Gold color hue, clear at first, wild yeast mage for a super tall foamy white head. Medium body. 20 IBUs

Mar 26, 2020
Photo of Bitterbill
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

No dating on the 12 ounce can.

It pours a hazy orange yellow with a finger of foam, and some nice lacing.

First thing I pick up in the smell is cloves, followed by coriander, a very earthy musty aroma, and some Brett.

The taste varies from the smell quite a bit. I get the cloves, I get some salt, definitely earthy musty, light Brett and light tartness. It IS wild after all. I reckon that the flavours meld pretty well.

Low end of medium bodied, pretty lively carbonation.

Bought in a mixed 6pack. I believe that would be my preference.

Feb 03, 2020
 
3.58 by jstern from California on Jan 30, 2020
 
3.66 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Oct 28, 2019
 
3.87 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Oct 14, 2019
Photo of LukeGude
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by LukeGude from Iowa

On tap at Webster’s wine bar in Logan Square. Didn’t realize how sour it would be. Ehh.

Oct 06, 2019
Photo of neenerzig
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by neenerzig from Ohio

Got a single 12 oz. can of this recently to try. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy pale, light golden color with some streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking, white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured. Settles eventually to a thin white ring lining the inside of the glass and not much else. Barely any lacing.Aromas of some bready malts along with tart notes of lemon and orange along with a big of oaked wine must that's followed by a bit of earthy spice. Has a very similar flavor profile, with breaded malts that give way to the aforementioned tart and slightly sour notes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit citrus. Next comes some oaked, grape wine musty funk that is rounded out with a nice a bit earthy spice and just a tough of hops. A very nicely balanced flavor profile, and the sour funk here is a bit more abrasive than it has been in most if not all other saisons I've had. And it works great here. Has a crisp, also smooth and slightly creamy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Has a nice bready, tart and sour aftertaste that linger on my palate for awhile after each sip. A very good beer and take on this style here.

Eric

Sep 28, 2019
Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of toasted oak, pine, musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light Cabernet barrel notes; with big strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of toasted oak, pine, musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness; light pine, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, bitterness; and Brett/Lactic tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, toasted oak, pine, musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light Cabernet barrel flavors; with a fantastic malt/bitter/spicy/tart/tangy balance, with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spicy/tart/tangy and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is an outstanding wild saison. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light Cabernet barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/spicy/tart/tangy/drying finish. Awesome balance of juicy/vibrant Centennial/Amarillo hops, and Brett/Lacto/Saison yeast complexity; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone. Solid Cabernet barrel presence for only 10% of the blend. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstadning spot on style example.

Sep 24, 2019
 
3.68 by ironyisoverrated from Illinois on Apr 23, 2019
Photo of defunksta
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Poured from a can into a hefeweizen glass at 45 degrees,

Look: Pours a hazy, lemony yellow color
Smell: Spicy peppery yeast followed by Belgian yeast flavors- strong banana and clove. Some coriander and bready malts on the nose. A earthy, rubbery funk is present too.
Taste: A tart vinous fruity flavor of lemon, pear and grape. Finishes relatively sour on the tongue.
Feel: Medium bodied. Possibly undercarbonated, and rather flat. Leaves a strong sour astringency on the tongue like lemonade.

Compared side by side to Off Color's Apex Predator and the standard Saison Dupont, this one is fairly similar. It has similar fruit flavors of tart lemon, pear and vinous white grape. However it has a much stronger sour/tart fruit presence. Less funk. Less carbonation. Finishes rather sour on the tongue palate rather than dry.

Overall: A good take on a saison. Great dynamic aromas, however the flavor was lacking. Overpowering tart/sour fruit with underwhelming Belgian yeast bitterness/flavor and malt presence. Underwhelming carbonation. Based on other reviews of higher carbonation, maybe I got a bad batch from the can. Drinks like a peppery lemonade.

Mar 24, 2019
 
4 by jakea from Wisconsin on Dec 30, 2018
Photo of Jonoesh5
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jonoesh5 from Illinois

On the sour side on Saison, Le Tub is a funky, carbonated brew. Sour lemon and citrus is balanced with floral and stone fruit sweetness. Not my favorite Saison, but a fun experience from Whiner nevertheless.

Nov 09, 2018
Photo of Jmatz
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jmatz from Illinois

Funky stuff! Sour, salty, and somewhat floral...

Pours an uninteresting pale amber, slightly cloudy, lots of carbonation but almost no head.

Smell is sea salt, malt, alcoholy sourness...a very good description of what's to come.

Taste is sour, salty, and yes, a little fruity floral like a farmhouse should be...it's like the illicit love child of a threescore between a gose, sour, and farmhouse ale.

Very crisp and drinkable. Will definitely have it again, just wish I had stumbled upon it in May and not September.

Sep 08, 2018
 
3.75 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2018
 
3.16 by TheBishopco from Tennessee on May 20, 2018
Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mmcpartlon from Illinois

Hard to be objective since I’m not into the sour brews and this beer is down right pungent.
Had some nice characteristics, and I’d imagine that someone looking for a sour farm house - saison ale would enjoy this

May 10, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tilley4 from Tennessee

I liked this a lot.. Sour punch finish preceded by an earthy saison base. I'm guessing the Cabernet barrel adds the sourness and it works here... I love the subdued tartness... Very tasty stuff..

Feb 17, 2018
Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 6/17/16; drank 7/2/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big, noisy bright white head; frothy lace.

Banana, honeyed wheat, mild orange citrus & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Apple cider, banana & honeyed wheat flavors up front; mild lemon notes on the finish.

Mild, with some depth; I'd prefer more boldness but this wasn't bad at all.

Feb 15, 2018
 
4.59 by PJHOY from Ohio on Dec 03, 2017
 
4.14 by tJyM4 from Illinois on Nov 18, 2017
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Nov 16, 2017
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

12 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on November 10, 2017. Tart farmhouse ale blended with 10% Cabernet barrel aged house saison. Very good.

Nov 11, 2017
Photo of WoodBrew
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this beer at my boss' house. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had floral tones with ripe fruit. The taste leaned sour with tart cherry presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was ok.

Nov 07, 2017
Photo of BB1313
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. There's minor sediment. The aromas have some hints of funk along with some yeasts and malts. The flavors seem to follow the nose. It's starts off tart and sweet, but becomes more balanced the more you get into it. Hints of vinegar and white wine. Some lemon and citrus in the finish. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate to carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew. It's unique for the style. It's refreshing and enjoyable stuff.

Oct 11, 2017
 
2.8 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Oct 02, 2017
 
4 by Lukass from Ohio on Sep 26, 2017
 
3.54 by AJmon13 from Ohio on Sep 04, 2017
 
3.95 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Sep 03, 2017
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by schoolboy from Ohio

I bought this for the wrong reasons - the can was really cool. I still haven't figured out the cartoon, but it is fun trying. Oh, and the brew is pretty nifty too. I hope the others from this brewer are also good - I bought three.

It pours a cloudy yellow with smallish fizz. The rating is also for the can. The aroma is sweet flora yeasty, like a weisse but more delicate. The taste is mildly sour, yeasty, slightly malty (but light malts). No hops or bitterness and not very boozy. The aftertaste is fresh, tart and pleasant, and it lingers.

Recommended if you are into a tart more than sour wild ale.

Aug 26, 2017
Le Tub from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 84 ratings