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Side Project Brett Venture #2 With Lactobacillus

Side Project Brett Venture #2 With Lactobacillus
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our Brett Venture series is the exploration of how single strains of Brettanomyces ferment and condition a Saison malt bill. Each Brett Venture will be fermented in and aged in wine barrels with a different Brettanomyces strain to showcase its unique characteristics.

Brett Venture #2 With Lactobacillus uses the same saison malt bill found in Brett Venture #1, but is 100% brett fermented with a strain from Drie Fonteinen and aged in oak barrels for 10 months with Lactobacillus.

Stamp: 021013
02: Brett Venture #2
10: Bottling Month
13: Bottling Year

Please note that the Lacto version is denoted with an L marked inside the Missouri stamp on the back label. The regular version is marked with a number 1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
bottle thanks to Dustin, wow tons of lacto flavors, the same base at before, much more in your face than brett venture one. Great complexity on the finsih, amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dustin. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong funk, pineapple, wood, brett. Thin mouth, lemon, funk, oak, nice tartness, juicy, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours milky and yellow with no head. The aroma is a farmhouse swirl of funky old cheese, lactic acid, white bread and lemon zest. Medium-bodied with a 1%-milk mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The moderately acidic, bready, crackery and lemony flavor is perfectly-balanced and precedes a tongue-numbing, lightly abrasive, bone-dry finish. Yet another world class beer from the fine folks at Perennial and Side Project! Kudos to the ever-generous landhoney for sharing this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of sour peach, citrus. Taste has tart peach, lemon, peppery dust. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, generously shared by Dice along with both of the batch 2 versions at a tasting in October. Iím putting my complete notes here for all of them.

1. Brett only. Batch 1: cloudy hazy gold. Offwhite minimal head (only one of the 3 where head remains). Cider, muted taste - flowers, botanical. What I think of as brett isnít huge ... Muted all around, but totally tasty beer anyway. Medium body, average carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14. 2. Batch 2: pours so gross - gushed the dregs to the top, now it looks like shake shake. Similar to 1 -- more floral, very floral. Mineral, lemon ... But for the most part, pretty muted. 7/2/7/4/14 3. Batch 2 lacto: ... aside from the gushing, this isnít too different from the other batch 2. Or batch 1 for that matter. 7/4/8/4/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle thanks Tim. Yellow pour with white head. Nice funky fruit, ert lambic like aromas. Flavors are sour tart, closer to an American sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle sample thanks to phaleslu during the post Grand Tasting bottle share in our room. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Brett, grass, citrus, some mild tropical fruit notes, pineapple, dry, farmhouse funk, yogurt, lactic notes, wood, decent though I would like to try this again in a different setting. The lacto versions were definitely better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Erics. Pours a hazy body with white lacing. Aroma is super funky lemon-brett character. Mouthfeel is tart and crisp with notes of funky lemon, citrus, peach, melon and lots of brett. Some vanilla as well. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5873) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Murky golden pour. Bottle shared with al. Notes are pineapple clauseni, lots of Brett, oak, and peach buttholes. Fuller body with a super murky look. On top of everything coconut and creamy butter. Ill drink anything aged with 3 Font yeast. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours light semi-clear pale yellow with 2 finger fluffy head. Nose is bretty funk, horseblanket, yeast, soft lemon slice and grain notes emerge as it warms. Taste is nice fruity brett, lots of barnyard character, lemon, lacto tartness is balanced wonderfully on the tail end. Finish is tart lemony grain, oak, white wine notes. Well made, balanced saison.

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