Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
In short: An eccentric, wild, hoppy, woody amber ale that defies classification. For those who like to take a walk on the wild side.TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed soon after the beer release, first and only batch so far.
The look: Cloudy amber-orange body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is very wild, brett signature is very bright, orange blossoms, discreet wood barrels, countryside field. dried wild flowers. Not a the most intense aroma, but just wow, I can’t wait to pour it down my throat. Taste is a perfect mix between bright clean brett, fresh fruits (apricots, peaches, passion fruits), dried wood, piney hops, orange peels. A finish that skilfully blends bitterness and wild tartness. Big full body with a very lively carbonation, exemplary Belgian style mouthfeel. It is wild, it is nourishing, it is refreshing, it is fruity, it is floral, it is hoppy, it is complex, it is a masterpiece. Certainly one of the best creation in the history of Quebec beers. I’d drink this on a regular basis if it wasn’t so limited and if the price tag wasn’t so prohibitive. It was a very small release and I’ve been trying to find a few more bottles but the police says I need to stop knocking on random doors in town asking if they have a bottle of Bretteuse Fût de Syrah.
750 ml bottle. Misty golden brown with a spongy white head. Nose is honeysuckle, clover, toffee, bubblegum and cream sherry. Crisp and sparkly then soft and juicy. Taste is kiwi, lemon basil, juicy strawberries, pear, peach pit and leather. A beautiful sophisticated brew that bests most champagnes i’ve tried. mcberko (20263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a cloudy vibrant orange wit a huge white foamy head that lasts. Nose is full of brett funk, followed by wine barrels, some light fruitiness, more brett, and oak. Flavour is a brett bomb, with loads of funk, followed by more subdued red wine notes, some fuzzy citrus fruits, and some light hops. Very funky, lightly vinous and somewhat hoppy. Extremely well-constructed, with a suitable carbonation that brings out the complexities really well. Amazingly drinkable. Wonderful, elegant beer. 50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this one. Cloudy orangish yellow pour with a white head. Brett aromas. Tangy orange, robust hops, brett and yeast notes. Good body and very good mouthfeel. Unique and interesting with a sour finish. jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2013-05-25. Lightly hazy bright orange body modest foamy off white head. 3+ Aroma is lightly musty, almost a tart apple juice like quality. Whispers of hay and barnyard. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly funky up front, dryish, pale malt and a woody character? Sort of sour fruity character, almost apple like but not really. Muted barnyard undertones. Average plus bodied palate, relatively effervescent carbonation. 3++ Enjoyable, I like the interplay between the fruity undertones and the funkier aspects. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
GRM (4271) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample, draught, tasted during the Hivernale des brasseurs, savoured on February 22 2013; eye: straw, semi-opaque, no effervescence, white head, no lacing; nose: wine, wild yeasts, wine, rose water, sourness; mouth: wine, wild yeasts, wine, rose water, sourness, acidity, sour and dry finale in wild yeasts with presence of wine, average carbonation, medium-full body, slick texture; overall: quite fine
Échantillon, en fût, bue lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 22 février 2013; œil : paille, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche, pas de dentelle; nez : vin, levures sauvages, vin, eau de rose, aigreur; bouche : vin, levures sauvages, vin, eau de rose, aigreur, acide, finale aigre et sèche en levures sauvages avec présence de vin, carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-corsé, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon TaktikMTL (8013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de citron avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #4773) Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Cloudy amber - white head. Fruity, nice bretty, white wine freshness, grapes, light oxidation, peppery, white pepper, ok hoppy, tropical notes, some bitterness, lovely bretty, flowery notes, zesty. Lovely. Albatross (13) - Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 You will be attracted by its complex smell. It will bring reminiscences of orchard and blooming meadows. Then you will be hit by the sourness of the first sip, which will softly reveal a concealed bitterness and leave a sweet sensation. You might be uncertain whether you like the sensation or not, but the passage of this beer will leave an arousing after taste that will keep you coming back for more. It will linger in your palate until you go for another sip. Then, you will appreciate more and more the sweetness of this magnificent wild ale. Take time to appreciate its herbal and zesty aromas. Feel its refreshing effervescent power. Combine it with a good cheese. Enjoy the finer things in life. Bretteuse means lingering, and that’s what you should be doing right now. :) jonno (3032) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
Hugely dry and almost puckeringly sour, this is one for the hardcore. Also quite hoppy, which adds a unique element. Still this is a very much in soured Riesling territory here.