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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed predominantly with organic 2- row, the malt bill is rounded out with organic light munich, organic 60L crystal and caravienna. Northwest Golding and Hallertauer hops provide a pleasant hop character. Right out of primary fermentation this beer is decidedly an American Pale Ale, but as it enters secondary, a bridge to Belgium is built with a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. A 5 week maturation results in slightly dry, fruity beer with a hint of floral Brett character that will evolve over time.

The Great American Beer Festival 2012: Silver Medal, American Brett Ale


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
on tap @ gabf. amber pour with an off-white head. lots of dark fruit aromas. grape, cherry, and raisin. tart lemon, red wine vinegar, and oak. hints of vanilla and grass. light malt sweetness. flavor has a solid tartness. moderate acetic character and some lemon/lactic notes. red wine vinegar, lemon zest, and grass. lots of cherry, grape, and raisin. mild oak, vanilla, and caramel sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours an amber orange appearance with a thin cream colored head. Tangy fruity, bretty, barnyard, tangerine/pineapple aroma. Really easy drinking and refreshing flavor with notes of peaches, flowers, earth, and a touch of vinegar. Carbonation seemed fine in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep gold, creamy off white head, nose of juicy citrus, Brett but not earthy, light barnyard funk, wet wood. Taste is decidedly more earthy Brett forward, apricot, white peach, aged hops, sawdust, earthy finish. Well carbonated and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
750ml bottle from Beermongers in Portland. Amber pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is faint tart, citrus, cherry, biscuit, grass. Tastes are subdued brettt, earthy, light vinegar, red fruit peel, floral. Lightly dry oaky finish. All around pleasant enough, but never quite gets where it seems like it’s headed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2013
Draught at The Commons Brewery. Nice sourish "red ale" nose. Copper/orange color. Starts out great: good tart berries and something a bit funky and even vegetal / finishes with good balance and lingering scraps of fruit peels. Thin-medium body. Good sourness. The Brett does come through -- but only a little. Nice, delicate. Not overpowering in any way. Smooth. Good range of flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Drank in PDX sometime last year right after purchase. I remember this being very subtle, but loud in it’s subtlety, which I personally believe to be the fine trademark of someone that knows what they’re doing. Floral and dry in the pale hopped department, splashed with a kiss of bretts to deliver a slight funk built beautifully into the beverage. Damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2013
on tap at tasting room. aromas of straw, oak & honey-water. fine how the the light spicy- earthy-ness of the bret works with a clean malt and somemild woodsy hops. light and crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep ruby color with a huge overly carbonated head. A light fruity nose with clear funky brett notes. Big cherries, light funky Brett, leather, sweet tangerine. A light fluffy palate. Light vinegar. Quite nice. Very fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque dark orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma brings out mostly brett upfront, a little hay, and some hops. Flavour brings out lots of beautiful brett, some floral hops, and moderate funk. Highly drinkable, with a very pungent freshness as well as brett spike. Leaves moderately funky and fresh floral notes. Great funky pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft at brewery. Subtle tart aroma with dried cherries, slight apple. Sweet malt backbone. Very solid beer.


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