Le Tub
Whiner Beer Company

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #875
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,430
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.44%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
72
From:
Whiner Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  13
SCORE
87
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
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 72 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear crisp yellow straw color. Thick fizzy white head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing or residual head. Wish the head stuck around a bit more.

Aroma is slightly sweet, touch of straw with a hint of spice.

Taste is sweet with hints of straw, peach, fruit and a slight funky tartness - slight not overpowering. The wine comes through in the slight tart granny smith apple flavor. There is also a nice spice to the finish. Its a really interesting saison. Original yet true to the style.

Feel is appropriate for the style. Medium carbonation, hint of tart on the finish.

Overall this is a really interesting saison - reminds me of Sofie in some ways - particularly in that this is a sweeter saison. However this veers to the fruity side with some strong apple and peach notes. Really interesting saison - definitely worth trying.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of defunksta
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilley4
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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..

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jstern
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMelyon
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good summer session beer. Not overly anything

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Photo of ystazi
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c014572
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can. Light golden cloudy color, nice head that won't quit, beer is pretty carbonated.
Initial smell was of bread and faint spice.
Very light bodied on the taste. Not as much spice (pepper like) flavor as I've had in most saisons. Some lemon notes from the lacto.
What came across here is what a wonderful light bodied (comparatively) beer this is. The lacto gives it just a hint of bitterness that balances off perfectly between the malt and light hops profile. This is an absolute gem for a hot summer day. So glad I picked this up.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Le Tub from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 72 ratings