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Cambridge Brett Grisette
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Our Saisonnaire grisette was brewed several months ago and a portion enjoyed on tap as an end-of-summer refresher. A complex grist of organic pilsner and wheat malts, organic oats, rye, and buckwheat all contributed to the fresh grainy flavors, balanced by Spalt and Hallertauer hops. Now it has been reborn from chrysalis to butterfly, as the remainder has been refermenting and aging over three months with two unique strains of Brettanomyces. A mere 100 gallons of this beer was inoculated with Brettanomyces bruxellensis drei and Brettanomyces custercianus, which lend incredible citrus fruit and tropical fruit notes of pineapple, guava, and passionfruit as well as green apple flavors to this very dry, slightly tart ale. Amazingly complex, well-carbonated, and still light and bright and very drinkable, we look forward to more limited-release expressions from these two lovely little yeasts. OG: 1.044 FG: 1.004 ABV: 5.25%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a tiny white head. Aroma of funk, citrus, and floral. Taste is funk, lemon, tropical, and floral. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
I had a couple of ~2 oz samples at the Boulevardia Taps & Tastes in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is hazed yellow golden with not much of an off white head. The aroma is lightly tart citrus, funk Brett and sweet malt. The taste is the nose, with the funk leather Brett being dominant, with the light lemon citrus and sweet malt in the back. The palate is light to medium bodied, with a dry funk finish. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (5705) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie au coût de 5.50$. Arôme: Odeur de brett avec une pointe d’agrume. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5532)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (939) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white rapidly dissipating lacing. Funk forward with some horseblanket followed by tropical fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft at Cambridge Brewing in MA. Flight. Pours a cloudy yellow lemonade with a fluffy pillow of a head. Head lasted nicely and laced well. Aroma was mostly brett with a mustiness and some floral notes as well. The taste was very good with the tartness from the brett combining with the lightness of the grisette style beer. Citrus notes, especially lemon. Very clean and refreshing. Light body, moderate carbonation. Finish was just tart enough but it didn’t overpower like some do.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Sharp lemon perfume. Dry. Musty. Soft moderate lemon yogurt. Bit of soapjness. Okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit, brettanomyces and wheat are the setting for floral notes and resinous hop bitterness in this tart and dry quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lasting veil of foam decorates the cloudy straw blond.
-Hop resins and brettanomyces are certainly harmonious.
-This one feels like a brett lemonade.
-It also tastes like a cousin of Jolly Pumpkin’s Bam Biere.
-Carbonation could be fluffier (tap settings make it nearly impossible to do this, it seems).
-Drinkability is very high.

On tap at the brewpub.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy tart fruity - pineapple - passionfruit, funky, leather, barnyard, medicine, band-aid. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tropical fruit, fruity, brett, leather, funky, minerals - salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. The medicine aroma and flavor did put me off .. sorry ! [20130225]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10776) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
cloudy yellow, small white head. aroma is bretty fruity, flavor is sourish, bretty, smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is sour red berries, horse, wet grass. Taste is light sour. Light body, watery/oily texture, soft+ carbonation. Light sour and dry bretty finish. Ok but could do with a bit more body.


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