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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1619) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Dark pour, thin tan head. Brett, pitted fruit, mostly balanced but major acid burn down the throat on finish. Pretty decent.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a deep brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is lemon funk, cocoa and vague fruits. Mouthfeel is bright, tart and acidic with notes of lemon funk, tart citrus fruits and some lime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong oak, brett, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with nice oak, funk, light citrus and sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (681) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma of sour citrus orange lemon bug some faint vanilla. Appears with a black body but a reddish light tan head. Settles with ring and very spotty lacing. Taste is citrus sour lemon orange rind lime. I average mouth feel. Dynamic flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1365) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown, verging on black. The beer is completely opaque in my tulip. The head is medium-small and light brown in color. Bubbles fade to a ring and some scattered coating after a minute or two. The aroma has very mild roast, stronger orangey citrus and some nice funk. Also, a pleasant but mild oak character, as seems to be the norm for these St Bretta beers. Nice brettiness. Small amount of caramel and toast. The taste is fairly tart. There’s that same orangey citrus flavor, which packs a nice sour kick. The roast is very mild. Just a bit of darker malt with some caramel. Medium dry. The citrus mostly dominates the taste, but there’s a bit more oak character to balance things out. Medium pucker. Prickly carbonation but not too much of it. Nice enough beer, but I prefer the other St Bretta versions that I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (660) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
375 mL bottle shared with popery. 2014/ Batch 5. Aroma is somewhat muted with some toasted bread and dark grains. Medium phenolic character of pepper and grains of paradise with a light citrus note. Pours dark brown, almost with a small, fairly thick mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers. Flavor is moderately tart with a moderate citrus juice character. Light toasted bread and roast notes with hints of chocolate. Medium phenolic notes of pepper and grains of paradise. Medium light bitterness. Lingering acidity and toasted bread. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting assn decent beer, but nothing amazing. I think I like the lighter St. Bretta versions more than this one. The Brett notes do seem to work well though. Malt is less roasty than I was expecting for how dark this beer is which is a good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2504) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - yellow session. Aroma is big funky, horsey brett, and some salty sausage. Dark black colour with a halo of cream head. Flavour is big tart, some acid, grape skins and granny smith apples. Nice ingering fonk in the finish. Palate is musty and grainy on the tongue with a sharp acidic finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3040) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
2014. Batch 5. Version à 6.8%. Surprise, cette sauvage sans tête est brune foncée. Au nez, plusieurs choses qui vont dans tous les sens mais qui réussissent à plaire : ça sent le chocolat, les fruits foncés, les céréales légèrement rôties, le citron et/ou la lime et les bretts. Le goût est très citrique, sans subtilité, avec, en sourdine, des malts cendrés/rôtis. En bouche, j’y trouve un liquide au corps moyen-faible avec une texture finement huileuse. En finale, c’est très acide ou démesurément citrique avec une touche chocolatée. Pas vraiment dans ma palette. Je pourrais même dire que c’est assez difficile à boire. Merci à mon voisin de campagne pour cette dégustation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Aroma: Tart Oranges, Brett, Mildly Oaky Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Tart Oranges, Apricots, Brett, Mildly Funky Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is tart fruity, citirc, oak, brett. Taste is tart dry oak and sweet ripe fruits. Long dry tart finish.


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