Three Floyds Battle Priest
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The first all Brett beer from 3 Floyds
100% Brett fermentation in a Pinot Noir barrel. Pulled from barrel and dry hopped liberally.
A brett fermented IPA that is funky and pineapply.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (12865) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The pour is a hazy golden straw color with a thin white head. The nose on this beer is awful. Sawdust and cardboard overpower the nose. Light lemon peel, maybe some oak, heavy on the bandaids, and a bit of dirt are there for good measure. The flavor has a subtle tartness, a bit of water, and huge cardboard and sawdust notes. Some bandaid, musty oak, lemon peel, and that might be about it. I tried to forget...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest 13. Poured a cloudy golden color with a mostly lasted fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus and sour yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet & sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thick collapsing white head. In aroma, a nice sour ale with lactic acid, black pepper, Epsom salts. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with lactic notes, Brett, decent. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Thanks to Jstax, bottle 188/480. Hazy orange amber color. Little off-white head. Smooth, soft carbonation of moderate strength. Dry finish. Good bigger tart taste. Some [grainy], farmhouse aromas. Light lemon citrus. I like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (7965) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a hazy orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of light Brett with a hint of dry wine and plastic. Flavor has a good amount of breat and wine upfront but finish has a good amount of plastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by JStax- thanks again, Jeremy! Bottle 188/480. Pours a hazed orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of Bretty funk, floral notes, citrus- mostly orange, tropical fruits, sweet malts- so far, so good. The flavor pretty much offers more of the same. Plenty of funk, florals, and citrus peel. A bit of basement/cobweb mustiness. Wine barrel character is subtle. The fruit and sourness are very subdued here. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This beer is unfairly maligned. The only knock I could understand is that it seems restrained, but given other FFF sours that haven’t turned out well, that seems like a welcome characteristic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6507) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bomber to taster at NatiFest (thanks JStax). Looks solid; a semi-transparent orange with white lacing. Smells wild with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. All brett and no lacto or pedio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle picked up from the brewery (Munster, IN). Pours a hazy golden amber hue, light hued edges and a well hazed body overall. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a film, laces well. Richer vibrant fruity and hoppy nose, oak and plastic. Some vanilla, barnyard, and melon, tangerine, more plastic. Some funk, cobwebs. Initial is a bit more odd and perplexing, rich bitter and bretty elements play on the palate. A bit tart into the backend, I get plastic, cobwebs, dust, and basement. Some bready malts, the hops are bitter but lose some of the flavor, still a push of grapefruit and rind, lemony elements. A touch more oak, more brett, cobwebs, and soft cheese. Plastic. Overall, it’s a bit messy. An odd beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6142) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 20/XII/12 - 750ml bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a - bottle # 26/480 (2012-1383) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy yellow orange beer, nice irregular yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, lemony, lemon juice, fresh orange juice, tangerines, some summer fruit in general. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: citric start, bit lemony, slightly sour, then bitterness takes over quickly, orange peel, chemical unpleasant bitterness. Aftertaste: paint, chemical, very bitter, alcohol burn, grape pits, earthy. Very unpleasant finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2012
75cl, Bottle 26/480, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx alot to rfraga7!, complex brew, woody/fruity and slightly bitter/vinous, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

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