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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brackish is a dark farmhouse ale brewed with grains of paradise and sea salt. We ferment it with our house mixed culture of brett, lacto, and pedio, which produced a bright sourness with a funky and dry, savory finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Dark brown beer with a cream head. Tart aroma. Dark fruit and sour flavor with salt. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and sourness lingers with light fruitiness and light salt.


3.5
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Style et résumé: Bière sûre avec grain du paradis et sel de mer.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016.
Portrait: Une bière brune foncée. Un nez de chocolat, de fruits et d’acide acétique. Une bouche d’acide acétique avec des fruits et du chocolat. Moyennement agréable.
Note: 7/10

3.6
ineedbeer (2257) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is interesting with a moderate dark fruit note with some cherries, berries and cassis. Light roast and chocolate notes with a bit of a toasted bread character. Moderate note from the grains of paradise with a peppery, phenolic character. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing or legs. Flavor is moderately to moderately strongly acidic with some dark chocolate notes and light roast. A moderate salinity to the finish. Lots of tart fruit notes with cherries and berries being most prevalent. Some citrus notes towards the finish with a moderate peppery phenolic note that works well with the salt. Light alcohol spice. As it warms the sharpness of the acidity wears off a bit. More roast shows through with more fruit, but less tartness to the fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright dark sour that improves greatly as it warms up a bit. The salt level also starts off a bit strong, but improves as the palate adjusts. Grains of paradise add a nice complexity but may be a bit strong.

3.7
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of fruits, flander’s red features.Taste is of fruits, flander’s red features. Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: Good.

3.6
tom10101 (6268) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Thanks to kcherney for this bottle! Hazy brown-ish with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Flavors of cocoa powder, brettanomyces, red fruits/wine, roasted notes, spices, peppery notes, toasted notes and grains. Taste isn’t really sweet and the acidy and sourness, while non negligeable, are restrained and blend in well in the winey profile. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fruity finish. That’s an odd beer for sure but as usual SARA is able to deliver a flavorful, rather well balanced under the circumstances, and original product. Interesting.

3.9
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a medium brown with a small offwhite head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of red grapes, yogurt and oak. Taste is of blackberries, chocolate and is moderately sour. Really classy. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel nicely vinous. Overall a nice fruity dark sour, I would certainly pick that up again!

4
Whatup14 (2166) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur acajou foncée présentant des reflets rouges, mousse beige laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de mûre, Brett, cuir, poivré. Goût de mûre, touche salée, acidité moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Saison foncée avec des bretts et des raisins et du rôti contrôlé. Les saveurs de fruits foncés et de notes aigres sont bien structurées et se posent sur un rôti contrôlé. La texture vineuse est agréable. La finale de céréales rendues sûres sont teintées par des fruits noirs.

3.7
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
pours hazy light brown with a reviving light beige cap, some lacing. spicy roasted maltiness, red apples, red wine, very salty, little feet, light to medium acidity - bit of bile unfortunately; minerals. moderate carbonation, light body; dry and tart spicy-citric finish. nice dark sour.

3.7
JulienHuxley (5954) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Copper brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is roasty, very spicy, peppery, light sweat. Taste is roasty, light acidity. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Good.

4
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Second time ive had this and way better than i remember. Dark brown translucent with fizzy tan head.m aroma is oaky, earthy, lemon, lightly nutty. Taste is high tartness that doesnt linger badly with some rich light sweet carAmel maltiness.


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