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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Brett Venture series is the exploration of how single strains of Brettanomyces ferment and condition a Saison malt bill. Each Brett Venture will be fermented in and aged in wine barrels with a different Brettanomyces strain to showcase its unique characteristics. Brett Venture #1 showcases a Brettanomyces strain isolated by our friend at BKYeast from Cantillon.

Stamp: 010713
01: Brett Venture #1
07: Bottling Month
13: Bottling Year

Please note the series has been changed to Brett Venture from Brett Project. Brett Venture #1 is labeled as Brett Project #1.

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4.1
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
bottle thanks to Dustin, this was neat, very rustic tasting stronger than average yeast flavors, malts are strong. Brett is very light.

3.8
djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dustin. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong funk, brett, lemon. Medium mouth, funky, lemon zest, brett, oak, very nice.

4.3
RichTheVillan (7752) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has fresh lemon, taste has grape, citrus, spice, some funk, really good.

2.9
madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle shared at the Funk Factory release party - Pours hazy golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is tropical fruit syrup, apple juice, grape skin, and oak. Taste is sweet white grape juice, apple juice, leather, and oak. Thin and fluffy, with lots of carbonation. Hmm...this is super meh.

3.7
Travlr (24262) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at RBWG. Hazy to cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of lemon, white pepper, raw sourdough bread. Taste is softly sour citrus. Tasty.

3.5
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, generously shared by Dice along with both of the batch 2 versions at a tasting in October. I’m putting my complete notes here for all of them.

1. Brett only. Batch 1: cloudy hazy gold. Offwhite minimal head (only one of the 3 where head remains). Cider, muted taste - flowers, botanical. What I think of as brett isn’t huge ... Muted all around, but totally tasty beer anyway. Medium body, average carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14. 2. Batch 2: pours so gross - gushed the dregs to the top, now it looks like shake shake. Similar to 1 -- more floral, very floral. Mineral, lemon ... But for the most part, pretty muted. 7/2/7/4/14 3. Batch 2 lacto: ... aside from the gushing, this isn’t too different from the other batch 2. Or batch 1 for that matter. 7/4/8/4/15

3.8
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour thanks Tim as Brett Project. Golden pour with white head. Light Brett, tart fruit aromas. Light Brett, herbal and some medicinal flavors.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle sample thanks to phaleslu during the post Grand Tasting bottle share in our room. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Brett, grass, citrus, some mild tropical fruit notes, dry, farmhouse funk, decent though I would like to try this again in a different setting.

3.7
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a hazy pale golden color with a finger or so of white fizz. Soft delicate creaminess with a malted wheat backbone and layers of horsehair, straw, earthy yeast, some dusty lemon zest and wet wood. A bit light handed and foggy on the flavors but fun o try and easy to drink !

3.8
JBPortland (1542) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
750ml bottle pours hazy semi-clear pale orange yellow with a finger of head. Nose is funky lemon, orange, wood, wheat. Taste is dry woody lemon funk, citrus, brett, subtle yeast. Body is light and crisp. Finish is bone dry rustic citrus funk which drops off quickly into lingering bretty barrel wood and wheat notes.


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