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Lagunitas Cruising With Ruben and the Bretts

Lagunitas Cruising With Ruben and the Bretts
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Imperial Stout brewed with cacao nibs and white peppercorns. Aged in used oak whiskey barrels from Heaven Hill distillery. Dosed in the barrel with brettanomyces and Sonoma County cherries.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A - Served a dark black color with a thin finger of tannish head. Head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind a bit of lace. S - Lightly sour cherries with some Brett, roasted malts, chocolate, and oak. T - Starts off with some roasted and lightly burnt dark and chocolate malts and Brett funk. Through the middle, some sourness and bitter cocoa comes through with some more Brett and some oak. The finish is a mix of lightly sour dark fruits, chocolate, funky Brett, and some roasted malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour and lightly sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Nicely sour with a good balance between the funky and roasted flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
On tap at Lagunitas during SF Beer Week, what a week! It pours dark with mahogany hues and near white head of foam. The modest aroma sets up some malts sweetness, a bit of roasted malts and chocolate malts along with a modest level of Brett in the background. The taste has sweet malts, a bit of roasted maltiness, some chocolate malts and then it moves into a slight red wine sense followed by lingering Bretty yeast like notes. I love the layers of beer flavors rather than straight up Brett. Great sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
On tap at Lagunitas. It pours deep cloudy brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is sherry, stewed fruit, plum, fig, strawberry, vanilla, oak and only a hint of tanginess. The taste is caramel, toffee, coffee liqueur, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla and booze, with a long warming finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. I would have liked more brett character in the taste, so it was perhaps a bit sweet for me. Still a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (769) - Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Dark black pour, thin head. Aroma of vanilla and fruit, didn’t notice the bourbon so much. Just the right amount of sour, really nice beer. Would love to have some aged.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft at brewery. Dark pour’ little head. Bretty funk, grape juice, dark fruits. Figs and prunes. Chocolate with grape and raisins , dark fruits and light Brett. Pretty flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
"Ruben and the Bretts Return" on tap at the brewery. Pours with a near black hued body with a frothy tan head. Aromas are of brown sugar, barrel, vanillin, dark fruits, brett, vinous. Lots of bourbon. Dry though. Flavors are dry, lightly chalky, damp leaves, brown sugar, barrel, vanillin, dried cherries, light funk and caramel. Medium bubbles. Quite warming. Tasty stuff. Always love a visit to Lagunitas for the atmosphere and fun beers like this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On tap at the brewery. I had no idea what this was when I ordered it, I was just intrigued by the name. Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt coffee, leather, a bit of funk, some oak notes. Huge complex nose. Flavor is earthy slightly tart, with some good roasted malt character. The two flavors play well together and there’s a nice stout roundness. This was a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown in color with literally no head. Nice full-bodied beer. I’m not a huge fan of sours, which knocks down the score a little. Not as sour as the neighboring RR brews, but still good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Difference experience than RR brews. Definitely had a less sour palate and more like a straight-up IS. Even still, it’s unmistakable as a sour. Pretty damn awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate aroma with sour hints and hints of vanilla. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and vanilla flavor with sour hints. Has a roasted malty sour chocolate and vnailla finish.


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