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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle... Hazy golden pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Bretty, bready nose. Light to medium-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is only tangy and dry; not sour. Finishes lightly tangy, mildly bitter and dry. Thanks to landhoney for sharing his bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle from somewhere. Pours a deeper gold with a billowy white head. Mostly clear. Nose is earthy with a fruit note and barnyard. Grass. Low hops. On tasting, some cherry and earth. Barnyard funk with a rich maltiness that never really gets to caramel (which is a good thing). Drying finish. Not super complex but I think it’s still young. Time could build this one up. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle, pours golden with white head. Aroma acidic, florals, horsey. Flavors dry horsey, earthy Brett, vanilla, nutty, florals. Long dry finish. Really dried out throughout. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Light amber pour, off white head. Nice funky flavors, yeast, hay, barnyard, tropical fruit, guava. Cool stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9728) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of straw, lemon zest, barnyard, poineapp;le and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard, fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp dry funky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty sour tart bretty flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty sour tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is malty a bit funky bretty and slightly sweet. Flavor is dry funky sour bretty nicely bitter and well balanced. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3190) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Sample courtesy of Billy Dregs at the Prohibition Pig. Pours amber with light to medium fluffy white head. Notes of funky yeast, cherry and other dark fruit, biscuit malt, tangerine, hibiscus, and white vino. Body was light, mouthfeel was somewhat thin but worked well. Glad I got to try something from these guys.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BrainLair. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy light tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with a bit of grassy citrusy funk. Flavor is moderately sweet with lots of tangerines. Dry finish with a bit of oak and white wine. Slight tartness. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Brettanomyces and citrusy hops coexist nicely in this dryish Wild Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale amber.
-The aroma was unexpectedly timid.
-This brew grew on me with every sip though.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-Mouthfeel was soft; this is not one of those super effervescent Wild Ales.

Bottle.


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