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RATINGS: 172   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 (1185) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
appearance: hazy light gold, soapy white head, good lacing. aroma: extremely juicy, full of tropical fruit and just a hint of funk; smells very yeasty in general. taste: pineapple, mango, and lemon, with a bit of cracker, grass, and floral notes as well. finish: a bit funky, a bit sour, a bit tart. notes: Feels like a hoppy witbier spiked with brett, but the brett was an amplifier and not overwhelming. Very nice. Draft and Quench in Silver Spring, Maryland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (385) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
Les brett’ restent discrètes.C’est vrai qu’elle a un goût blanc. Elle évoque le raisin et les groseilles maquereau. L’ensemble garde une tenue discrète mais élégante qui tranche avec les deux "femme fatale" aux agrumes japonais qui avaient je trouve, un côté plus cinglant. ça se boit très facilement et l’alcool reste discret ce qui change un peu des stout hivernale. Un avant gout du printemps qui finira bien par arriver ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2884) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2015
barnyard, basement aromas, citrus, cereal, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, slick feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1463) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle shared with happyhoppy from Saveur-Biere.com. Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: very fruity expression. Notes of mango, passion fruits. Pineapple, very exotic. Sweet balance and caramel malt. Grassy and hoppy finish. Very impressive beer. Taste: nice medium body with sweet caramel malt and fruits. Well balanced with small tart notes and exotic fruits. Really amazing! Aftertaste: perfect attenuation and sweet astringent. Very nice, good bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1687) - 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 (8014) - 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 (922) - 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 (11432) - 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 (4100) - 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.

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