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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
STOP! If you have a 375mL Lost Abbey version, this is the wrong listing. This was available in 750mL bottles only.

Wine makers cant stand Brettanomyces, most brewers dont want anything to do with it either. Yet, theres a group of brewers who might bathe in the stuff given the chance. To them, Brettanomyces represents a departure in the road, the proverbial point where the concrete jungle ends and real wilderness begins. For this journey, we produced a beer with a 100% Brettanomyces fermentation. The idea was sparked by a conversation with Peter Bouckaert of the New Belgium Brewing Company. The notion of a purely wild fermentation came to fruition when Peter stopped by our little brewery to brew this collaborative ale. This wild yeast ale is made from 2 Row, Flaked Oats, Carapils, and Munich Malts. We added a couple handfuls of German Magnum Hops and let the Brettanomyces Yeast loose. The beer is 6.3% ABV and is served unfiltered. The fermentation produced a ton of fruity esters with Pineapple being the most common in the beer. We have completed this exploration for now, and look forward to reaching this trailhead again where undoubtedly our next journey will begin. Cheers, Brewed and bottled by Tomme and Two Guys named Jeff

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2004
I loved this beer so much that I had several samples of it at the GABF. If you want a beer that you would consider strange and funky, then this is your brew. It does not taste like anything else that I have ever had. And I love the aroma, I guess that is the brett, whatever it is, it smells strange and weird and I like it. Tied for my favorite beer of the GABF 2004 with its stablemate, Le Woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7946) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750ml bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours a hazy, deep gold. Looks like pineapple juice. Nose is herbal, peppery, pineapple, lightly horsey, fruity. Flavor is tart, fruity, herbal, orange pulp, hay, lemon. Full bodied, but also soft finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13260) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
750 mL bottle very generously shared by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized frothy tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of big brett notes, citrus, tropical fruits, melon and a little funk. The taste is tart citrus, brett, berries, caramel malts and pale bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Big thanks to CaptainCougar for this whale!! Clear gold with huge carbonation, bottle from the original batch. Apple flesh, lactic tartness, pear, earth cheesecloth abound on the nose. The flavor brings white peach, tannic champagne, with a beautiful dry finish. Its held up pretty damn well I would say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Huge, huge thanks to CaptainCougar for this very longtime want. Original batch. Served in a snifter. The pour yields a well-carbonated straw-golden-colored brew with a nice white head that falls somewhat quickly, leaving a bit of lacing behind. The nose is quite complex, filled with notes of hay and grass atop some green apple, pineapple, and lemon. Wheaty dryness comes through the nose, though apparently wheat wasnt used in this brew. The spices are gone, but the Brett notes have really come to the forefront and are absolutely delicious. Straw and some lemon and pineapple notes come through. Earthy character in the background. Body is light-medium with a very dry finish. Absolutely exquisite. Was thrilled to finally see this bottle and it absolutely delivered. Thanks again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
honey good, thin white head fizzles out quick. Nose is honey pineapple, bit of sawdust. Flavor is more skin, mineral and ultra dry champagne consistency, bit sweet and at front. Bit empty, but I like palate and light mineral profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750mL original batch. Mega whale thanks to CaptainCougar. Slow gusher. Over carbonated. Rich, rocky head head diminishes quickly. Rich white wine and lemon sorbet nose. Baked cherries and grilled pineapple. Taste is aerated, neutral. Mild boozy heat in the backend. Super minerally and dry palate. Refreshing. Simple. Brett complexities in the nose. Mild acid in taste. A bit bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks tom! Huge cheesy herbals and juicy fruit leads to dank horsey farm manure. Very well preserved carbonation with a funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Slightly hazy pale yellow pour. Really funky, doughy aroma with notes of lemon. Really light and easy dry beer. Notes of peach and apricot. Doughy finish. Light tartness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pale straw with a fluffy white head. I was expecting some crazy funk here but this was a fantastic balance of funk and tart sour. Mild lemony, slight citrus. Thanks to Dak for the chance at this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gnat628 (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From a bottle shared by the man Daknole. Cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. It has aromas tart citrus fruit and horse blankets. Has great carbonation with hints of brett and citrus. Tart and sour a good amount of funk. Very good beer.

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