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Oso Winds of Change Brett Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A uniquely blended and dry hopped pale ale: 50% hoppy ale primary fermented with Brett Brux 50% hoppy ale secondary fermented with Brett Brux and aged 6 months in oak barrels. This beer represents the changes Oíso is going through. Like a caterpillar that spins itself into a cocoon and eventually turns into a beautiful butterfly, we hope you enjoy us spreading our wings and trying new things in uncharted territory. We sure do enjoy the challenge and wish that everyday and be as funky as this beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Interesting beer. Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Orange with a ton of foamy white head. Fruity and wheat flavors. Lemon and grapefruit tastes also. Flowery and citrus aroma. Not bad for the style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange-amber pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, orange peel, touch of brett, hints of earth, oak, touch of yeasty notes with a hint of dough, bready notes, some grass as well. Taste is a mix of white fruit, dry bitter orange, hints of earth, grass, slight yeast, hints of bread, sough, some funk, oak, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sour funky aroma hints of leather a light sweetness. Avg palate. Flavor carries a touch of funk sour very dry finish a hint of oak. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3094) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 Bottle thanks to demmbonz! Pours crystal clear orange, large creamy off-white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is Brett, a bit of nail polish, oak, vinous, hay, pepper. Flavor is light sweet but drying quickly, light funky, but with a bit of a medicinal quality rather than strong barnyard funk, light bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sampled at a STL tasting - Pours golden orange with an off-white head. The aroma has brett earth and horse blanket right6 off the bat. There is also pale malt and husky graininess. It has a medium grainy body with soft carbonation. The flavor begins with fruit, funk, bugs, paper, dryness and stone fruits. The finish is very husky and dry. I liked this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
teemoney (50) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Iím not sure itís fair for me to rate this, it just isnít my style. That being said: Poured from 750ml bottle into a tall tulip glass. Hazy yellow-orange with thic white head. Strong, funky sour/ barnyard scent. Pretty complex taste with some bitter hop and tart vinegar taste, also a little malty sweetness to balance it out (but not too much). Overall, a really interesting beer. I just kind of donít get it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2408) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750ml capped bottle shared by Brandon. We want to like this beer, its got a good heart. However, its just the perfect example of improperly handled Brett. Its goats oil, too herbally. Its all that is, I mean its good for poor Brett.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - lightly hazy light orange - soapy lace - musty, lightly funky, lightly musky nose, with light notes of gingerbread, crackery malt, mildly tropical.Brett character (mango, pineapple), some herbal hops - flavor has some barnyard funk phenolics up front - this is followed by moderately tart acidity, some white grape skin - fairly dry, with some grassy, herbal bitterness on the tail end, with lingering musty funk - the finish is particularly brash, acidic, and unrefined, with a strong, woody, lingering bitterness - the finish particularly diminshes the experience, but there are some decent attributes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (867) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma is musty and funky. Flacor is a bit tart. Not much hops, a bit fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle pour into a mini-snifter. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has pine, herbs, light funk, guava, and pineapple. The taste is sweet and funky. Medium carbonation and medium body.


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