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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.


jstraw's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Copper with modest, creamy off-white head / Mild, sweet, stylish nose of cherry, oak, spun sugar, and light oak / Medium body, some woody astringency, a touch thin, / Flavors of oak, cherry, toast, and resin / Lacking in sufficient fruit and any real brett character.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Another great gift. Pours orange-amber with a fair khaki head that leaves some spots of lace. Nose involves brown sugar, tart yeast, some funky earthy stuff, apple skin, hay and grass. Pretty sweet, fairly tart, slight bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily, snappy, tart, with a lengthy yeasty drying farmy finish. Really enjoying this. Sure it would gain some complexity with a little more age, but as is, it has plenty of good stuff going on and itís just flat out refreshing and drinkable despite the ABV. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tenacubus (10) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Clear and golden color. Aroma of apples and a bit of funk. Taste is a very mild sour with a lot of apple and some weirdness on the backside

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1204) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2012 can. Caramel with a beige head. Sour and cider aroma. Barnyard and oddly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Can from a trade. Aroma and flavor of a Brett-conditioned pale ale. Definitely get the soured hops. Not a huge fan, but I can see it's selling points. Ok beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From the can, brett, citrus and funk all around. One of the tastiest brett beers I have ever had. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (210) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma reminds me of a late harvest reisling, acidic apple, pear, some cherry and a hint of metal; banana is the only aroma I get that I would not expect of a late harvest reisling. Appearance is a hazy reddish orange, a tuft of white foam and thick curtains of lace. Taste is acidic, slightly sour, apple and pear stand out prominently with a light oregano like hop bitterness on the end. Palate is beautiful, I almost wanted to give it 5/5; fizzy and creamy, but not syrupy, very nice. Overall, a great beer, a little pricy, but I will still be buying this again. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (331) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Can. Cloudy amber. Tons of head on pour. Incredible lacing and a thin layer of head lasting throughout drink. Nose is pure yeast/funk. Thinnish mouthfeel. Bretta yeast defines this beer--tastes very much like a farmhouse. Very mild hop presence felt on tongue. Great beer--too bad itís so expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours dark hazy orange, three finger fluffy off white head. Smell citrusy, hay, funk and barnyard, light tart. Taste bitter funky brett up front, sweetness, citrusy and fruity middle, funky horse on tail. Full bodied, chewy Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sour and woody with yeast, varnish and a touch of funk. Taste is sweet and yeasty with fruit, candy sugar, orange and caramel with a sour and zippy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Very Thin Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Funky, Earthy, Oak, Mild Sour Cherries T: Brett, Tart Cherry, Red Plum, Oaky M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart Overall, a really nice brett mild sour, just my can lacked proper carbonation.


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