RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden brett beer captures the flavors of spring. We layered hand-picked lavender grown at Eatwell Farms in Dixon, California and aromatic wildflower honey together with our oak-fermented brettanomyces blonde base beer to create this this funky, floral delight. A hint of minerality provides a complex backdrop of floral spring flavors, and a nose of meyer lemons, aromatic botanicals and bosc pear. Serve with rosemary rack of lamb, ripe Taleggio cheese and roasted pear with vanilla ice cream and honey.

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3.9
bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear golden, medium fizzy white head, dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, Brett, lemon, oak. Flavor is medium tart, bright citrus, floral notes. Light body, soft carbonation. Pretty damn good.

4.3
explosivedog (1618) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2017
On tap at Carwyn Cellars. Pours bright gold. Lavender, lemon, hay, sage, funk, bread, apricot, vanilla, white chocolate. Nice effervescent body. Absolutely fantastic.

3.6
Scopey (15718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Keg at BD AGM. It pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma is musty, funky, fragrant, floral, lavender, parma violets, hay and candied peel. The taste is crisp, tart, bright, acidic, floral, lemony sherbet, lavender, hay, gooseberry, white grape, hay and funk with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lavender is definitely a big part of this beer. Good fun.

3.8
samsomuk (202) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Keg at Brewdog, Bristol. Pours hazy pale golden with slim white head. Quite a bit of acidity on the nose, some citrus, light funk. On the taste there’s acidic tartness, floral, some brett, light citrus with a big dry lavender finish. Didn’t get any honey. Light body, carb was fine.

4.6
Hop_Hedonist (647) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle - great brett funk aroma - really good tasting sour but I didn’t get any Lavender or honey... nice citrus though - not as sour as Mandarina (which I rated higher because of the stupendous sourness!) - another excellent Almanac sour - keep ’em coming.

3.4
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks troubles. Hazy yellow. Strong lavender, some vinegar, citrus, light funk, honey, sour, light sweetish note, acidic in the throat, medium-bodied. Nice but too much lavender and acidity.

4.1
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2017
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/17/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/light straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lavender, tart lemon, lime, orange, citrus zest, pear, pineapple, melon, cherry, berry, cinnamon, pepper, honey, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, herbal, floral, light leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, lavender, honey, oranges, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lavender, tart lemon, lime, orange, citrus zest, pear, pineapple, melon, cherry, berry, cinnamon, pepper, honey, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, herbal, floral, light leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lavender, tart lemon, lime, orange, citrus zest, pear, pineapple, melon, cherry, berry, cinnamon, pepper, honey, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, herbal, floral, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, lavender, honey, oranges, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance; and minimal puckering sourness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from sourness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome fruit/spiced wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, lavender, honey, oranges, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the balanced acidity and sourness. A really enjoyable offering.

3.6
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
[8655-20160827] Tap. Lavender herbal floral aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with no lasting head. Sweet and soured fruity flavour has a nice lavender finish. Medium body is fairly sour. Good. (7/3-/8/4/14) 3.6
(Almanac Tap Takeover @ Thin Man brewpub, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "Well, if there’s bath salts in it, I’ll try it!"

3.9
thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2017 Bottle shared by Bvery, thanks buddy! Clear dark golden pour. Aroma is classic oak barrel funky acidic. Taste is tart up front, nice lavender. Didn?t think I?d like the lavender but it?s really well done.

3.9
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle from Casanova. Slightly hazy golden pour with a smaller white head. Bretty funk and tartness. Floral. Really good.


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