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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First introduced as Op & Top Brett at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2011.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, brett and light oak. Flavour is malt, brett, citrus, grapefruit and light oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours hazy gold with light bubbles for a head. Tons of funky brett in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with grass, light sourness, mild citrus. Medium in body with soft carbonation. Mild sweet finish, more grass, some dry hops. Nice beer. (3.8)

Update (sort of): I had previously tried this at ACBF 2011. Notes as follows: Draft. Pours clearish, rich gold with a foam head. Fresh brett nose, some faint sugar malts. Light sweet flavor, very clean, modest brett presence, light sourness, some bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Clean, lightly bretty finish, some sugars, mild grass and lemons. Good stuff. (3.7+ was the rating, so pretty consistent with that of GBBF.)

Draft at Borefts 2012 - Bodegraven. Pours clear gold with a light, white foam head. Great funk character, light to medium sweetness, some tangy melon. Medium bodied with fine carboantion. Moderately sweet to finish with sturdy brett, funky bread, some citrus. Really nice beer. (3.7)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2011
Served by the brewer himself, gravity dispense, from a large wooden barrel at the Belgian and Dutch Bar, GBBF ’11. Missing head, hazy golden. Bitter hops in aroma in the direction of farmyard. Dusty dry taste followed by tart yeasty fruitiness. Bittersweet ending. Palate cleanser (London, 03.08.2011).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20295) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Barrel@GBBF2011. Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, mildly sour with some slight bitter niotes. Flavour is sour wood, yeast, some brett, mild fry wooden and some slight caramelly notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Tap @ GBBF. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma is sour, acidy, sweet, farmhouse and apricots. Flavor is watery, bitter, tart, fruity, dry and in a strange way odd. Finishes bitter peppery. Second rating: CBC 2012. Pours cloudy amber with a nice white head leaving plenty of lace. Aroma is sour damp cellar dry fruity a bit spicy. Flavor is soapy spicy dry hoppy bitter. Finishes dry bitter.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ekstedt (5399) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Muddy orange. Strange burnt rubber aroma, some citric hops. Flat and thin. Dry, bitter, acidic. Horrible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, 3rd day. Dirty gold, cloudy and filthy. Earthy horse blanket and citrus nose. Dry, citrus, dusty flavor with grapefruit and some yogurt. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask conditioned gravity dispense GBBF 2011. A hazy yellow coloured beer with a white head. A very sour aroma with great brett notes. There isa high level of hops in the mouth together with lots more sourness. It’s quite peppery too. I don’t think the sourness and the hops really go very well. It’s very interesting but doesn’t entirely work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Poured from a wood cask at GBBF 2011 by the man himself, Menno. It pours cloudy orange, with a thin bubbly off-white head. The nose is tangy orange, funky farmyard, brett, mango, marmalade and floral. The taste is hay, tangy orange, tangerine, pine, farmyard, solid bitterness and floral, with a dry-tangy citrus finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Thirst quenching and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF, 2011. Cloudy gold pour with a white head. Apricot and pear aroma with some sour notes. Sour citrus bite. Quite nutty with a tinge of vanilla. Light bitter finish.


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