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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Can @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a clear burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Tangy dark berry, slightly acetic, a bit funky, vinous aroma. Tart, grape drank, vinous, raisin, plum, somewhat funky flavor. Eh, ok, but this isnít meshing well with my night of drinking old canned beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Can from JPDurden. Thanks Jon! Pours a crystal clear amber color with a trim off-white head that falls until it just rings the glass edge. There is a little lacing, though. Aroma has some dried fruits, maybe cherry, some wood and lots of Brett. Taste is sweet with some earthiness. Perhaps a tad too sweet since Iíd prefer a beer like this to be drier. A little sticky. Decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Draft. Taste is sweet and underattenuated. For some reason I jsut donít like much of what this brewery puts out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: November 30, 2012
Mode: Can
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head
Aroma: funky musty aroma, sweet caramel
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of wild brett, touch of sourness, light fruityness, light spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Can shared by Dave. Pours out an attractive amber color with a solid amount of carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is of spicy brett, some sweet fruity notes, light funk, plastic brett. Taste is of some spicy brett, light plastic, floral notes, fruits, light bitterness and a bone dry finish. a brett beer in a can, man what is next!?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours light amber. Very little head. Aroma is very funky. Kinda like a lemon rind Taste is fairly sweet. Caramel. Smooth. Tacky. Yeasty funk finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Can, gifted by a kind Midwesterner. The pourís clear medium amber with a discreet off-white head that settles into a fine film. Plenty of carbonation. The nose is bright, aggressive brett, plenty of musty white grape. Tart sweetness. Plum concentrate. The taste is somewhat medicinal woodland fruit. Plenty of young plum and peach. Soft brett and barnyard. Fine must. Soft finish. Sweet, syrupy body. Light, easy-drinking. I wouldnít guess the ABV was so weighty. Overall, fairly decent. This looks like it has room to develop. Thereís plenty of structure, just not a whole lot of flavor...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
16oz can via trade, clear dark orange/amber color hardly any head. Aroma of funk, horse blanket, lemon and vinegar. Medium body that finishes very dry, average carbonation. Flavor of dry bread, lemons, vinegar, barnyard, funk. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1007) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Can, thanks to oakagedgravy, thanks Michael! Pours a light orange, deep yellow with big white head. Aroma is very pronounced brett, funk, slight sour green apple peal. Taste is green apple, slight funky sock and some toffee. Overall, not bad for just being a brett "sour" but because there were no bugs, it seems, the sourness was not there and just left a mild brett beer that was not off putting but didnít stand out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 16 oz can to pint. Looks solid; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes doughy, yeasty, and spicy with mild brett notes. Average on the palate. Not bad, but should probably be aged for a year or two.


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