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Oso Winds of Change Brett Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 Oso 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bruxidiculous! . . getting some funk from this i tell ya .. hay and tart string, some grassiness .. . mouth feel is ample .. pretty good beer .. . . what would weirdos be doing hanging out by the gas station. Wait a minute. What would weirdos be doing by the gas station?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spatenfan (43) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
One of my first experiences with a sour beer and Winds of Change was a great choice. Very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3814) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
Dark amber golden color. Vanilla, oak, fruity, tart nose with definite Brett. Light mouth, moderately dry, but a bit bigger backbone than I would expect for 5.5% with a fair amount of Brett. Could be a bit more refined in the mouth with lighter and drier, but still very nice. Dry finish with modest bitterness. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10128) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Jake at weekly tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of brett, oak, pine, lemon and citrus. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Full Brett, fruit, dry aromas. Brett and funky flavors, lighter tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Hazy orange-gold color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Brett, oak and fruit in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of brett yeast, oak and earthy malt. The finish is moderately sour with a citrusy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Tap at Sidedoor. Filtered stained glass orange body. Foamy, steady off white head. Funked out brett, odd intense mango, pungent island fruit. An odd creature, a little too far gone for a Pale Ale. Not much finesse, just sort of smacks you in the face with controlled infection. Unique, but seems like it would be best blended down or with something else. Not really that enjoyable. Needs to be dialed down, mellowed out. Challenging. Undesirable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3129) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pour from bottle at Zwanze Day 2014. Pour is slightly hazy golden orange with a big white head and good lacing. Light pineapple, bretty, straw, some grass, slightly funky, and biscuity aroma. Taste is bretty, mango, slightly grassy, lemoy, and orange peel with a highly dry and bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad. Poundable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
pours a dark copper with a thick off white head. Aroma of brett, caramel malt and muted hops. Taste is like an old malty IPA with brett. I dont like hoppy beers aged in barrels, the hops become muted, the brett characteristic is nice but i cant get over the old ipa taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle:   Dark straw, orangish, a bit dirty, moderate foamy white head, nice lacing.   Very soft sweet Brett like character.   A little barnish, musty, but minor.   Similar on the tongue, not too bright, a touch of powdery sugar sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Fast finish, touch of Brett, musty/barnish notes, fairly pale.   Tiz okay, but a little light.   Minor dryness, not much really shining about this one.   Nothing off, but a little boring.   Thanks Bob!



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