RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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4.6
Hop_Hedonist (588) - 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 (14685) - 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 (5504) - 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 (9246) - 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 (984) - 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 (10327) - 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.

3.6
crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2016
335ml bottle. This is a typical acidic sour beer with a nice touch of lavender which I enjoy.

3.7
anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart lavender honey aroma. Fruity sour tart lavender honey flavor. Has a fruity sour tart lavender honey finish.

4
RLiddell (133) - Valrico, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle shared. Light floral nose, light aroma of lavender. Taste follows with the lavender forward. A very light effervescence is pleasant on the palate. Very nice beer!

3.7
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
375mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out heayv lavender upfront, followed by light funky brett, a little oak and citrus. Flavour is wonderfully integrated, with lots of citrus and lavender upfront, followed by funky brett, and a little dry oak. Finishes bretty and floral. Really well-constructed. Not my favourite of the Brettaville series, but certainly well-crafted and very enjoyable.


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