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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brackish is a dark farmhouse ale brewed with grains of paradise and sea salt. We ferment it with our house mixed culture of brett, lacto, and pedio, which produced a bright sourness with a funky and dry, savory finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Dark brown beer with a cream head. Tart aroma. Dark fruit and sour flavor with salt. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and sourness lingers with light fruitiness and light salt.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
(FOFA 2014): Un liquide sombre violet qui laisse échapper des effluves de raisins bleus et de vin rouge. Extrêmement juteux avec des soubresauts lactiques et taniques. Curieux mais délicieux.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Greg. Dark brownish pour with a reddish hue. Nice sour dark fruit, raisin, and roast. Slight seaweed and herbs. A little bit of black cherry, too. Flavor has a good acidity to it but a touch red wine vinegar. Nice grape and black cherry. Some raisin, slight salt and seaweed. Nice mild roast and subtle malt sweetness. Good balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong lacto, oak, salt. Nice sour lacto, oak, funk. Easy to drink, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mike at Ryan’s July 2014 tasting. Pours a dark brown body with tan lacing. Aroma is dark, sour fruit, wine, oak, funk character, light spice and maybe a faint roasty nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is tart and sour with a touch of vinegar and sharpie marker coming through, but mostly nice tart sour fruit notes. Light wine and oak on the palate. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark ruddy brown body, thin off-white head and sparse lacing. Aroma displays earth, nuttiness, seeds, must, wet hay. Flavor was a bit unexpected as tart and funk fruits and berries come alive in addition to some earth, must, and sea salt. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, concise finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle care of Mike at Ryans tasting. Thanks bro, Pours a pretty murked out brown color with tiny head and alright lacing. Smell and flavor were sweet tarts, nuts, pucker jelly, blackberry, brett, and some other awesomely tart notes. Theres a weird spice or nut thing going on in this that is hard to pinpoint but it didn’t bother any of us.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
A- pours a murky brown with no head. Light lacing S- dirt, chalk, green beans, sunflower seeds, brine, grass, lemons. Dandelions. M- medium acidic body with a medium tart palate. Low carb. T- like a sour and salty porter. Dirt, general gritty "brown," and lemons first. Middle is salt, vinegar and acetic acid with some chocolate. Interesting combo. Ending is long and tart berry accompanied by salt and lemon and grass. Some vegetal and herbal notes. Like drinking out of the sea.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of sourness, darker malts, some light chocolate notes, some salt, hints of grains, and light dark fruits. Flavor the same with an awesome blend. Average texture. A really good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at Sante’s 2-year anniversary party. Pours murky blackish brown with a tan head. Aroma is saltwater, milk and dark chocolates, slight berry. Salty, chocolatey flavor with dark and red fruits, very very sour combo of lactic acid and sea spray. One of their sourest beers.


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