Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Nelson Sauvin’s fruity and seductive personality, along with Bretts irresistible, overpowering, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, crisp, tart flavor in ya mouth.

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1143) - USA - AUG 29, 2013
Clear golden with a big white head. Aroma is floral with a bit of hay and slight barnyard aromas. Flavor is light hops with a bit of tartness. Finishes very clean and bright. Wife: 4.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1568) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2015
On tap at Sedona, CHO. Taste is soap, dirt, funk. Has an interesting flavor I can’t place... I kinda like it, but I’m not 100% sold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
[7558-20150816] Tap. Fruity yeast aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Bitter lemon pip and grapefruit hops juice flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good, a little boozy. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma has tart citrus beyond belief. The taste has a very funky Brett presence, very funky, a bit bitter, bit of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (900) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 9, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Taste Brett, funky, citrus, not a lot of hoppy flavor. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville. Hazy pale yellow, thin foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of brett, grapefruit, pale malt, lemon. The taste is brett, pithy grapefruit, pale malt. Medium bodied, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Sampled June 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a nice amber color that shows a clear, nice copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tropical fruit up front with a slightly musty backdrop. A more focused look at the nose yields an interesting, not quite peppery, Brett induced spiciness, as well as fruit notes that remind me of peaches, lychee, kumquat zest, fresh grapefruit juice, and just a huge, ripe citrus zest character in general. There is also a touch of supporting pine-needle character, and a light herbal character here, and there is a suggestion of hay like, and perhaps pale-cracker like grain.

The beer is bitter, dry, and has a prickly, peppery carbonation to it from the get go. This is quite light bodied and quaffable, though also quite dry. It is not so dry though that the bright, fruit-laden hop character does not play a dominant role; flavors of kumquat zest, tangelo zest, some floral citrus / peach notes, a bit of guava, some lychee, and perhaps even a bit of funky mango. The Brett character in the flavor leans towards a supporting role with slightly musty notes, it adds to the spiciness of the hops, has a soft, supporting musty note, and a bit of a phenolic bite to it as well.

This is a pretty nice beer, it definitely plays a nice mix of exuberant hop notes, with supporting, Brettanomyces character; this has significantly dried out the beer, but hasn’t gotten super funky at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a very large white head. A big funky fruity nose. The brett is very light, subtle, amazing that this is 100% brett, it folds easily into the citrus spicy hops. Lemons, some soft tropical fruit. Yeasty for sure, more like a hefe. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
2015-08-16. Hazy dark pastel yellow body with a small off white head and light lace. 3+ Aroma has citrus notes, fruit and moderate funk. Flavour is interesting, moderate dusty bretty funk character up front, mildly sweet pale malt and some nice fruit character. It finishes quite dry with a quick lightly astringent lemon note. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. On tap at Coles, Buffalo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Tap at Butcher and the boar with commonmac. Bumped pint glass. Gold with very thick foamy head and good lacing. Mild hop and soapy aroma. Slightly tart hop taste. Finish is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Very enjoyable. Pours a supremely murky orange with a brown tinge, thick beige head leaves tons of lacing. The aroma is tart with lemons and orange rind up front, grainy and toasted malt notes and light funk. Tart lemons and hints of spice and fruity esters. Lemon tartness throughout with the brett making an appearance in the aftertaste. Mild hop bitterness with a bit of stonefruit and grapefruit coming in mid palate. An interesting brew!

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