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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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A collaboration with New Belgium Brewing. Bretta Ale. This beer was packaged with live yeast and will continue to develop and mature with time. Age for up to 5 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1437) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Can: Translucent copper body; hazy, but not as hazy as I’d expect a Brett ale to be. Gray-tinted foam settled rapidly on top, loudly fizzing and cracking to nothing but a collar. Aroma is funky-ass Brett, overripe & funky pineapple with moderate tartness, dirty barn floors, & musty bales of hay. Very horsey with an underlying fruit collage - strawberry, cherry, mild apple & finishing lemon zest. Taste is fruit up front with heavy apple & cherry, followed by a pinapple funk from the Brett. Lightly tart but not puckering. Funky abyss of musty old barns after a nice rain. Earthy must. Finish of lightly tart & bitter cherry skins, mild citrus, funk, and a touch of acetone. Very complex, a pretty good Brett ale. More on the "wild" side than the "sour" side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (636) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Transferring from Beer Advocate. Don remember the details of this one too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin beige to white head. Soft floral musk, herbal notes. Sweet, medium-bodied. Gets very sweet, jammy malt, chewy. Light acid, faint acetone. Nutty with some yeast on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
16 oz. can served in a Brewery Vivant snifter. A: Pours a grapefruit like color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar that leaves some sticky lace down the glass. S: A good amount of Brett is present in the nose. A little funky with some slightly cheesy undertones. Orange sweetness and fruitiness as well. Pale malt sweetness. T: Oaky and dried grass with a good deal of Bretty funk. Grape-like with a very drying texture. The booze is sweet and not that well hidden. A bit of newspaper as well. A rotten plum flavor sort of creeps up on the back end. Not terrible, but not that appealing. M: Medium to light bodied with a very drying texture. Medium high carbonation. O: Very imbalanced and the Brett overtakes everything. I’ve been disappointed from Vivant lately. Hopefully they pick it back up and make some more balanced beers. Serving type: can 05-23-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
16 oz can and draft. One of the best bretts i’ve ever had. Very excited to see how this develops in the can. Hope Vivant does this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tallboy into snifter. Hazy gold pour, some head, tons of lace. Yeasty aroma needs to push forward more.
<br> Soured yeast and grain up front. Funky, barnyard yeast grows in intensity with a healthy sour base to fall back on. Not sure I've had a good canned sour before, but I'm a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
16 ounce can bought near Detroit. A dark golden with a beige head that settles into a thin layer. The aroma is funky bret and complex fruit. Lots of wildness is tasted first and it is more than bret. Lots of malts add plenty of sweetness. A light hop profile adds some spice and bitterness. Fruit is apples and tropical fruit. Cinnamon was tasted late as was sulfur. It was just a bit medicinal. Alcohol was not tasted but was felt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (378) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Peppery with flavors or orange zest and strong brett. Good, but nothing terribly interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (558) - - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Not my style. Quite heavy and boozy, too much sweetness. Just a hint of sourness. Tasty and well made for what it is, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Can! Pours a clear copper color with a very light tan head. Funky aroma; sour and some barnyard. At this point is have a more sour note than funky though. Medium mouthfeel. Pear, apple, some sweetness, pineapple, all mixed in with some funk. Not overly sour though. ABV really doesn’t show. Pretty tasty.

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