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The Bruery / Bottle Logic Tumescence

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Fruit Beer
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
We brewed this Saison-style ale with our friends at the newly opened brewery, Bottle Logic, located just down the street from our sour barrel warehouse. Being just as interested in style bending beers as we are, this not-so-logical beer was born. The base beer is a Belgian-style farmhouse saison, fermented with Brettanomyces, but that’s just where the fun begins. Our teams selected an unusual set of herbs to brew the beer with and then added as much raspberry and mango puree as we could fit into our fermenters. The result is a tropical Saison that is perfectly refreshing during this unusually warm California winter.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2308) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle split with the wife the other night. pours a hazy golden orange with a slightly pink tinted head. very funky looking pours like a total yeast cake. nose has some berries. taste has some berry and mango, balanced but the brett adds zero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1395) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
750ml bottle pours a reddy orange color with a lot of frothy head. Prominent raspberry and mild mango. Some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Sampled September 2014
A steady, somewhat careful pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a murky, red amber color that shows a hazy, lighter version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma definitely smells of mangoes, and bright raspberry notes; these are definitely the dominant notes here. There is a supporting, pale malt character that provides a light, whole grain cracker / sunbaked-straw character. There is perhaps a touch of mustiness here, but a distinct Brett character really doesn’t come through; perhaps it just helps to boost the fruit character.

Dry, fruity, fairly effervescent, and fairly light bodied, the beer has a light tartness that seems more fruit derived than anything. There is a touch of a phenolic, Brettanomyces bite to the finish, which serves as a balance the the tropically floral, mist of mango and raspberry notes found in this beer. Towards the finish there is a touch of dried straw, and maybe a bit of rounded pale grain flavors, but the malt character is quite light overall here.

This beer is much more fruit focused than I was expecting from a beer of this strength; really though, it is not that the mango or raspberry are overly expressive, it is just that the base malt character is so subtle; this comes off as more of a blended fruit wine that is fermented with a "clean" Brettanomyces strain than a beer. Not bad, but for some reason it leaves me looking for more beer character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle with friends. Lots of fruity and spicy aromas and flavors. More raspberry than mango, or maybe its just me. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Un liquide rosé voire rougeâtre à l’aspect marécageux se verse dans le verre. Une gigantesque mousse se forme, mais se dissout très rapidement. Ce sont surtout des effluves de fruits mûrs (framboises, mangues) qui sont détectés au nez, quelques notes épicées venant complexifier le bouquet. En bouche, j’ai l’impression de boire un smoothie aux fruits tellement la texture est assez onctueuse et la carbonatation plutôt faible. Une astringence un peu désagréable vient gâcher le tout. Une drôle de bête cette bière. Un peu étrange, mais pas dégueulasse non plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2449) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2015
Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Fruity nose. Muddled taste. Malt with some fruit. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2015
maybe mango just shouldnt be in beer? Weird bad aroma. Flavor was raspberry and mango sweetness fighting each other. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to KTBP (Kenny the Bruery pimp), 06/01/15. Hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is juicy citrics, peach, mandarin, mango, perfume. Taste comprises a floral presence, mandarin, peach, gooseberry, apricot. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent fruit beer I suppose!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at The Bruery tap takeover, the Ginger Man, New York. Pours murky deep orange with off-white head. Strong fruit aroma. Sourish flavor with huge mango flavor in combination with other fruit. Hint of spices and yeast. Very interesting and pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2434) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Full head medium golden hazy yeast in suspension, full aroma loads of roses, neroli, candy, very creamy, lots of dissolved co2, light calcium mineral, wow, fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Aroma: Fresh Raspberries, Mild Hay, Mild Saison Yeast Appearance: Hazy Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing Taste: Mild Fresh Raspberry, Mild Yeast Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

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