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RATINGS: 90   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (719) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at the Commons. A: Reddened copper with a minimal head. Expected a bit more out of this of the tap. N: Cherry, brett, biscuit, raspberry, and dried cranberry. Excellent red fruit scents here. T: Bit of a letdown after the nose. Straight forward biscuit and a drying yeast. Pine and earth are present from the hops. Very well balanced. Thereís a slight lemon zest. Very bready. The brettanomyces are subdued at the moment. M: Light on the tongue, though it can tend towards oiliness. O: A very solid beer thatís quite quaffable and which ought to get better as the yeast prevails. I think this is mischaracterized as a wild ale, It has some elements, but itís closer to a wild saison or a Belgian Pale Ale (thatís red.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2136) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle shared at the November 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Aroma is phenolic and fruity with a bizarre sweet pickle note throughout. Pale malty flavor, extremely dry finish, slight acetic notes, mildly fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5814) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
thanks to John .. . pours a date brown .. . medium foam, both .. . fuzzy math .. . light tart fruit skin and leather .. . mild mouth .. . pretty good, a starter sour .. . 1 and a 1/2 severed thumbs up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4814) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a hazy orange with some eggshell head. Nose of mustard seeds, bitter greens, vinegar. Flavor is a little sweeter than the nose lets on, earthy, collard greens, light vinegar, lemon. Lightly watery finish. Good nose but the flavor is a let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas for $10.50. Pours a lively, white head with a clouded orange body. Yeasty nose with a bitter base. Some fruity flavour, slight tartiness and solid hop backing. Very enjoyable. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3921) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Nice slightly raspberry taste overall but brett shines with the tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky copper color with large retentive head. Light citrus and malt aromas with a touch of horse/rubber/brett. Definite barnyard/brett flavor up front with nice IPA notes following. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Thanks to swellbrewer for sharing this one. Cheers, Justin! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus brett with some barnyard and some mild floral hops. Flavor is similar- nice brett/ barnyard with some citrus and floral hops. Big surprise here. NIce, enjoyable, borderline sessionable wild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
medium caramel amber body, lightly hazed.
lightly acetic nose; medium oak; dried cherry / cranberry esters.
brett plastic / band-aid.
medium-high acid; medium-low bitterness.
toasty / crunchy malt, but well-suited firm.
the acid seems to bury the huskiness apparent in the Avant Flandre.
minimal hop character.
quite good, balanced, subdued, measured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Gold, bubbly, thin and unimpressive white head. Aroma is tart lactic, maybe light grain, fairly simple. Flavor has lactic, grain, and green olives, a very interesting touch that I liked but didnít necessarily impress my drinking companions. An ok sour with simpler lactic character.

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