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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian Style Ale Brewed With Rye and Brettanomyces Our rustic, deep golden California farmhouse ale is brewed just a few times a year to celebrate the change of the season. Enjoy!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3973) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Dba, NOLA: bottle. It pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is brett funk, vinegar, sugar, fruit pie. Taste is slughtly tart and quite funky. The sugar is nice and does not add too much sweetness, but there are notes for sure. The mouhfeel pinches in that tangy way. Quite good chea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndreasP (14) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
The superbly frothy beer has a light scent of Brett, but also some fresh notes. Starts almost caramel sweet before the dry Brett flavor takes over. It is dry and seasoned and is joined by a light citrus. Not as ’wet’ as it can be. There was some peculiar anise and clove and coriander in the taste. There is probably some bitterness in the end, but it is difficult to determine through the finely spiced flavor. The brew has a soft feeling, I wonder if it’s the rye? Super finely tuned beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (800) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Barwa i piana: złota, początkowo klarowna. Piana lekko zabarwiona, kremowa, umiarkowanie obfita i podobnie trwała. Aromat: na pierwszym planie wyraźna słodycz (cukier kandyzowany) oraz wysoki alkohol. Nuty słodowe (zbożowe, biszkoptowe, lekko tostowe), zauważalna estrowość (jabłko, gruszka, cytrusy, truskawki) oraz nieco korzenne i drożdżowe akcenty. Smak: tu również dominuje słodycz oraz podniesiony poziom alkoholu. Wyczuwalna jest niewielka kwaskowość, ale i nuty bardziej ziemiste, wytrawne, pochodzące zapewne z żyta. Mamy także akcenty korzenne i owocowe (cytrusy, morele) oraz lekko alkoholową końcówkę. Goryczka i odczucie w ustach: niska do umiarkowanej goryczka, delikatna i dość krótka. Średnia do krągłej pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie oraz nieco szorstki finisz z nuta ogrzewającego przełyk alkoholu. "Książkowe" piwo, z wysokimi ocenami na Ratebeer oraz Beer Advocate. Docenione również, przez winiarski magazyn Wine Enthusiast, w którym wygrało zestawienie przed dwoma laty. Długo nie mogłem się zebrać do jego degustacji i w efekcie spędziło w szafie ponad rok. Prawdopodobnie był to błąd, bowiem piwo nabrało więcej nut wytrawnych i nie jest tak odświeżające i musujące, jak większość przykładów w tym stylu. Barwa jest tu nieco zbyt jasna, a piana za mało trwała. Poza stylem jest również poziom alkoholu i zapewne ekstraktu, przez co całość sprawia wrażenie bardziej ciężkiego. Z tego względu przypomina ono bardziej Golden Strong Ale, ale jest również całkiem pijalne. Moim zdaniem nie warte jednak swojej ceny.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (770) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft at the bruery. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is spicy, Belgian yeast, slight funk. Flavor has much of the same with a touch of saison zest. Overall a decent and drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphious2000 (22) - - JAN 1, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with medium to fine head. Lacing is okay but nothing heavy. Some clove and aged cheese aromas. Slight cider aroma and about the same in the dryness. The rye adds a slight peppery (?) bitterness. Could almost sense some citrus, maybe in the hops? Like it for my first beer of 2015.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12901) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Hazy golden with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and pepper. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 311214

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (415) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with thick fluffy white head. Aroma is vinous, chardonnay, with a slight grassy note and dark sugar. Mouthfeel is really smooth, lovely carbonation, really pleasant. Flavors aren’t what I was expecting, dark dried fruits with lighter grape notes, changing into a rather dry finish that’s slightly bready. Quite an interesting brew and I’m looking forward to tasting more Bruery bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2011) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light brown with a medium sized white head. Too much clover, man. Perfumy, white pepper, grain, rye, warming alcohol, juniper, forest. The brett is downtoned, some very light barnyard. Medium body, medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Dry and spicy finish. Ok, but that clover is just too much.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Njcowles (1) - ATHENS, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bought at The Village Market, Lompoc, CA. A lot going on here. Unfiltered saison with a slight mealtimes. Very drinkable beer. I would definitely drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop; hazy golden amber pour with a frothy beige pour, slight funk and fruit aroma, taste has spice, lemon, yeasty background, some grain.


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