RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with El Dorado right before packaging.

This bright farmhouse ale balances the candy-like sweetness of the fruit and hops with brettanomyces funk to create a complex brew, perfect for pairing with roasted lamb or Manchego cheese.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. This Almanac tends to showcase the fruit and wine mixture more than the brett. The brett is still nicely placed in the background for good measure, but those plums really shine here for a very sweet and soured out blend. Good stuff, could be louder in the sour department though!


4
john44 (3420) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Keg at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush, London in Aug 2017 - Hazy deep orangey gold in colour. Massive foamy white head. Excellent lacing. Very fruity; grapefruit and lemon citrus, plums, peaches. Yeasty; brett, mild funk. Hoppy; moderate hop bitterness. Sweet and sour fruity yeasty throughout. Dry. Enjoyed this. Lovely fruity sour. (2017-08)

4.2
Ktwse (5551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Pours hazy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of sweet fruit: light mango and apricot, some plums perhaps, grass, light green grapes, mild bretta. Taste is mild tart, perfectly balanced with a nice fruit sweetness before a light sour finish. Light and crisp body with soft to average carbonation.

4.1
Dogbrick (13980) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2017
This brew is a hazy apricot-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky yeast, plum and malt. Medium body with flavors of brett yeast, plums, tart berries and doughy malt. A hint of citrusy hops too. The finish is funky and fruity with a sweet-tart plum and yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4
onceblind (10692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Hazy golden under a thick white head. Thick earthy musty aroma with a wild yeasty twang and Brett funk. Brisk Brett funk on the start of the flavor with a pleasant fruity sweet undertone that prevents it from being too funky dry. Tart white plum fruity sweetness with barreled sour tones and a kiss of dates and white wine barrel funky sour nuances. Complex and tasty.

3.8
gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle at Toronado, San Diego. Hazy golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of funk, light berries, some plums and brett. The body was around medium. A pleasant one.

3.9
drjay44 (3852) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2016
375 ml. bottle, shared with Gabe. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing white head, with heavy lacing, over a cloudy, dark Amber (SRM 14) body......nose is heavy Brett with light fruits including plum notes, moderate barnyard, mild vinous notes, slight vanilla......taste is light fruity floral sweet to start then heavy Brett with barnyard, funk, later further hints of sweetness, becoming very mildly sour, lightly vinous, mild spice, slight hop bitterness on the finish........mouth feel, light body, minimal alcohol, low carbonation, after the initial burst. This is definitely a Brett beer, but the barrel and stone fruits make for a very interesting Wild Ale. It is a very atypical Saison, but in a different style would easily be a 40 plus. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

4.2
yourilevesque (1865) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie d’Alexandre. Robe aux teintes du fruit employé dans l’élaboration de la bière. Effervescence dynamique qui chatouille les papilles alors que les saveurs acidulées me picotent les joues. Ça pourrait être trop intense, mais c’est ici bien balancé et plaisant. La prune est bien généreuse, ce qui aide l’équilibre général. On reconnaît immédiatement la Signature de la Maison avec ce funk bien minéral et plein de fraîcheur. Grande buvabilité, complexité adéquate, j’aime cette bière pour ce qu’elle est.

3.9
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Aroma: Brett, Plums, Mild Yeast...
Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing...
Taste: Juicy Plum, Brett, Mild Yeast, Mild Grape...
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

4.3
tightslice (1447) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is funky hooves, minerals, awesome brett. Taste is peaches, tart candies, dry oak. One of the better Almanac beers I’ve had.

4.1
wlajwl (7117) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Aroma is sour fruit and slight notes of wine and lactic. The flavor is tropical fruit, malts, mild sweetness, a hint of sugar/Belgian and a very tart finish.


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