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RATINGS: 85   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
750ml bottle pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge white head that retains quite well and leaves some thick soapy lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is lemon zest with some light fruits and yeasty notes as well. Taste is a lemon zesty bitterness with light fruit and grainy sweetness finishing with a dry yeasty flowery finish. Light to medium bodied with generous carbonation. A very well done brew for the style, well balanced and not over the top lemon sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle at the brewery, kindly split by the guy serving to a couple of out of towners from the East coast and myself - 26/05/13. Lightly hazed golden with a thin white head. Nose is bretts, soured fruits, funk, tarte gooseberries, barnyard. Taste comprises light brett - but always in the shadows, grass, lemon rind, tarte berry fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp clean finish - pitched to perfection and making this sour super drinkable. Great tackle! Lots of complexity and depth for 5.7%, well executed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From bottle. Pours golden with plenty of foam. Aroma of zesty, earthy funk and hint of fruit. Taste is Brett with floral and citrus notes. Not hoppy. Pleasing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle - pours a cloudy copper with fine foamy head that dissipates quickly. Nose of clove, yeast, and floral accents. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of clove, banana, and citrus. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle acquire through trade. Pour is slightly hazy orange with a big cream head and wonderful lacing. Herbal, bretty, somewhat grassy, medicinal, sweet tarts, pineapple, mangos, sweet tropical fruity and doughy aroma. Taste is very delicate - fruity, tropical, light honey, pineapple, and mangos - yet big brett, soft biscuit, straw, light grass, a touch of spice and funk with a very soft bitterness on the backend. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very refined use of brett, but very well-balanced with a nice choice of hops. Super easy-drinking with no overpowering flavors.... Great beer for any time of the year.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WheatKing (1236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours amber, lots of head. Bubbly. Nose is funk, tropical fruit, some floral. Flavour has a lot of orange, light sourness, feels like a cross between an APA and a saison. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. My rating here is quite a few standard deviations from the mean, but what the hell I thought this was an awesome beer, very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle:   Dark straw, slightly dirty, thick and hazy (towards the end of the bottle), huge pillowy off-white head, nice lacing.   Faint berry nose, slight funk, a little basement, but not terribly bright.   Wheaty and bubbley on the tongue, a bit more basement like must than on the nose, less fruity, only a smidgen of sweet berry/fruit.   Not all that sour, in fact only slightly tart, and barely even dry.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Feels a bit bubbley, strong carbonation.   Finishes a little light, musty, a bit wheaty, but not all that dry, tart, sour, or fruity.   Tiz okay, but very very tame in my book.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de fruité et de brett. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de brett et d’hibiscus. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de brett en arrière goût. (Rating #4732)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (984) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with moderate white head. Aroma is horse funk, light sour, a little fruit character going on and some lingering hops. Mouthfeel is super balanced with works well with all aspects of this beer. The APA base is a good jumping off point and the taste is well rounded with not a lot of super sour elements.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Hazy copper and orange coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, wheat, yeast, brett, sour grapes and a hint of coriander seed and some light spices. Medium-bodied; Assertive hop note up front with a lot of pungent yeast and a little sourness on the end, but not much. Aftertaste doesn’t show as much complexity as I’d like to see, but some nice barnyardie flavours, a hint of herbaceousness and a little yeastie funk, but nothing over-the-top. Overall, a good and decent beer, but not up to the standards of others. Definitely worth trying if you can get it, but if you have room in your luggage for one 75 cL bottle, don’t buy this one. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland International Airport [Terminal D] on 28-April-2013 for US$10.95 sampled at home in Washington on 04-May-2013.


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