Elysian Black Bretty
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Whoa Black Bretty (Bam-a-Lam). Whoa Black Bretty (Bam-a-Lam). Black Bretty had a child (Bam-a-Lam) The Damn thing gone wild (Bam-a-Lam). Whoa Black Bretty (Bam-a-Lam). Now that the song is stuck in your head, enjoy this Black sour ale fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxelensis, Brettanomyces Rosalare, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Sacchromyces. 4.8% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Black pour with an eighth inch of light brown head. Lots of funk and lots of sour: musty straw, mild vinegar, Pert sour, sweet mellow blackberry. Lively carbonation, pretty Puckery sour mouthfeel, dry finish. Taste is sour, lemon and blackberry, pepper too, a very dry sour taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom - Pours very dark with a light tan head. The aroma has cherries, vinegar, oak and fleshy fruit. It has a crisp medium / light body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor has rich cherries, vinegar, spice and nice berries. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
dark sepia, large puffy cream head, thick ring. Barbecue ribs nose from cherry pith, arsenic, and faint brown sugar, faint paper follows. More berry at front palate, less aresenic and sugar but stronger roast than nose with chalky chocolate mid before light acetic in the sticky, coating finish, conflicted, thin, metallic and hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Black pour under a thin white ring of foam. Bretty sour nose with some notes of blackberry and light molasses. Wonderful flavor of tart and estery sour Brett tones, some sweet dark earthy malts, and a little touch of blackberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
13-MAY-2014, draft @Pizzaria Paradiso, Georgetown. Black with no head. Aroma is sour, vinegar, oak. Not really bretty. Taste is vinegar, glue, roast, coffee, long funky taste. Medium body, soft carbonation, though a bit more than the head would lead me to think. Perhaps the nail polish remover-stuff is not optimal, but I actually quite like it here. And although a bit messy it is also very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (1617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2014
On tap at Bier Thirty in Bown tonight... Pours the expected black... dark tan head doesn’t stick around long... no lacing. Nose is a bit jarring.... acetic notes with dark roast that almost verges on coffee... Okay, but definitely nothing that makes me want to bury my nose in the goblet. Flavor is really acetic... again the dark grains are there, but are pummeled by the vinegar notes... a little sweetness with warmth helps smooth things out a tiny bit. Not "bretty" at all IMO, but very sour. Light body with good bubbles. These sour black ales always seem like a mistake to me... some people will love it, but for me it is just too abrasive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (5847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a dark brown with a tan ring of a head. Nose is total vinegar roast and lots of sourness. Taste is tons on white vinegar roast malts some fruit notes. I really want to like this one. I even had a car I named black betty. It is just to much vinegar for me.

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