El Tub
Whiner Beer Company

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From:
Whiner Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.16%
Ratings:
6
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 19, 2022
Added:
Sep 01, 2020
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El TubEl Tub
Notes: A Blended Barrel-Aged Wild Saison w/Lime, Salt, Cucumber

HOPS: CENTENNIAL, AMARILLO
Additions: Lime, Salt, Fresh Cucumber
YEAST/BACTERIA: SAISON / LACTOBACILLUS
BARREL AGED: 10% TOTAL VOLUME
TASTING NOTES: tart lime, lightly salty with hints of fresh cucumber
Availability: Summer
Recent ratings and reviews.
Ratings by TMoney2591:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Truth in advertising. Tart, lime, cucumber, salt. I get them all in El Tub.
But to me, saisons are a table ale and should, at least, pretend to play nice with food. If the ale is too intentionally tart, it shows bad manners with the food. El Tub's tartness makes it close to having bad manners. I might have El Tub again with summer fare, but not at any other table.

I like Whiner. I've now had 10 of their ales. They are Chicago's Southside Belgian-inspired brewer. But, why so tart ? After all is said, we Northsiders are sweet by comparison.

Jan 15, 2022
 
3.43 by Eman17 from Illinois on Nov 26, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

Pale cloudy yellow. White head fizzles to a thin ring.

Lightly tart sense on the nose. Tart and sweet, cucumber most prominent. Most saisonlike on the finish.

Great soft mouth. Thick with a light carbonation.

Not too different from a "fixed" beer. Tart and enjoyable.

Sep 23, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Bright gold, a finger or two of loose foam that fades in 2 minutes.
Lime aroma with some salinity and lacto acidity.
Light fruity sweetness, earthy cucumber and tart lime. Crisp lacto tartness.
Light bodied, soft carbonation that ebbs over time.
Extremely refreshing and drinkable, classic flavors blend well.

Jul 16, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ch8yourface from Illinois

It's tart.

Feb 13, 2021
El Tub from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 6 ratings