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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
St. Bretta is our 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier that was just released this week! Not only is St. Bretta an evolution of Wild Wild Brett Orange, but also it will be ever-changing depending on the fresh citrus available that season. For our spring release we decided to brew St. Bretta with fresh Minneola Tangelo. Each seasonal release of St. Bretta will have a diverse range of citrus fruit added to keep the beer fresh and exciting (the summer release was brewed with blood oranges)!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3173) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle 375ml. Pours hazy blond with low white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, belgian yeast, wheat, bretts. Taste is of citrus, acidity, oxydation?, fruits, bretts, wheat. Bitter finish. Palate: Light body. Watery texture. Overall: Watery. Somewhat "dry" (acidity+bretts). Sligthly harsh for a "witbier".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4906) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks to Mark for this one! Slightly hazy yellow golden with a medium persistent white head and good lacing. Aroma is lemony (and other citrus) with brettanomyces, cheesy notes, wheat, light spices and light bitterness in the finish. Taste is also lemony with acidity from the wheat, brettanomyces and light spices. Light body, watery. Low carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. It’s a borderline Witbier/Sour, but it’s a good beer. Very dry. Super drinkable, quite refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3986) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at the taproom. Pours a pale hazed yellow with a white head. Aroma of funk, citrus, mild spice. Nice brett and mild tart notes in the nose as well. Flavor is funky, dry, with some mild sweet citrus juice and spicing. Somewhat slick bodied, with spritzy carbonation. Finishes funky, with earth and spice notes. Interesting, pretty fun too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6010) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; hazy light amber pour with big creamy white head, big brett aroma, spicy taste and quite a lot of fruit mandarin, grapes, sweet and some tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I assume this is 2013 version, but not 100% certain. Pours a light lemon ale wit a interesting pattern of white sheet atop - takes on a cheetah look with near concentric circles of break in the foam. Smells of manure, funk, soil, clay, hay, and some paper. Flavor is lemon, soil, tart, some of that minneola is coming through, some wit yeast and some light wheat character. I’m refreshingly surprised with the flavor here. Very light bodied with light prickly carb and an off dry finish. Fucking interesting beer. I know Brett isn’t supposed to form much acidity, and maybe it’s from the fruit, but damn this is refreshingly tart. A really excellent beer I was hoping would be only moderately tasty for the sake of my billfold. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold pour with receding white head. Aroma of cheesy bretts, light citrus notes, quite lemony, wet dough. Taste is tart, nice lemony finish. Light palate, good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white. Aroma of orange, florals, tangerine, and mango. Flavor of orange, brett, lemon, earth, some vinous, tangerine, and bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of LeninCat. Hazy orange pour with a nice thick white head. Enormous citrus aroma. Tons of tart, citric character, some vanilla, wheat, and sweet orange juice. Hints of white pepper, grass, and some light funk. Flavor has a good sweet citrus note as well as a moderate acidity. Bread, yeast, and a hint of vanilla. White pepper, some slight funk, and and a crisp, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3000) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
375ml bottle shared by jcwattsrugger! Thanks John! Pours a cloudy light straw color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of Brett, citrus, oak, and white grapes. Taste of grassy hops, Brett, hay, citrus, wheat, and a hint of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5232) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared at the goodbye jcwatts rating adventure. Poured a not so good looking milky yellow body with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma was soapy, with some citrus notes, green olives from the brett. Tight bubbly carbonation over a medium mouthfeel and a fizzyness overall round up the palate. Flavor is probably the best part about this one, nice brett funk, oak, dry breads, toast, lemons, band aid and medicine. Not bad.

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