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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
What you hold in your hands is an experiment. This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity, and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are "over time." For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer won’t be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to--or beyond--the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary...and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

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ganache (6032) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Corked and caged bottle with the memorable date 04.20.17 ("6th edition"), consumed about five months after then. Pretty sure I bought two (they were $13 on 11 June 16) and drank one immediately -- has the rating of the first vanished into the ether? Anyway, nose very Bretty, that dusty Belgian golden/saison type, with still a fair amount of hops remaining. Absolutely did not gush, though the dense cream head was quite huge in the glass, sat atop a perfectly cleared bright golden body. Taste utterly bone-dry, some black pepper and rose petal, resin, alcohol warmth; touch dusty, touch melon, lesser orange and grapefruit peels, faint rubbery phenol, faint smoke. Body is thin and light and the carbonation is very soft, has crackery earth with smooth low-medium bitterness that accumulates to at least a medium. Golden pils malt remains, slightly diminished, though the graininess hasn't budged a jot. White wine base, some gooseberry flaring up around the sides (though this is not tart), heavy straw and hay. Really is an interesting interplay between the Brett and the hops, though probably not one to recommend to a casual drinker. Cobwebs dominate the finish for me. Probably not worth the money or the aging, but I did enjoy the experience. [2017.10.01: 3.7]

jksipa (1007) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
Rating #1000. Bottle from the LCBO (Enjoy after 07.04.16). Cloudy orange amber under a huge fluffy white head that recedes slowly and leaves some patchy lace. Nose is prominent Brett funk with some stone fruit, citrus, floral notes, grass, banana and light yeast. very lightly sweet malt base for a medium Brett tartness and medium- grassy bitterness through the finish with a touch of saison-like spice. Mouth is medium with prickly carbonation and a dry peppery finish. 9/4/7+/4/16+

Sjohnh (1010) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo - was "enjoy after 07.04.2016" and consumed in September 2017. It's light orange, with a vast pillowy white head. Medium body. Nose is pure barnyard. Crisp, grapefruit and orange, and plenty of pepper which lingers at the finish.

phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2017
750 ml bottle purchased locally, but I can't remember where. Enjoy After 7/4/16. Mission accomplished. I'm nothing if not a rule follower. Pours a completely clear bright gold with a big, frothy white head that settles into an uneven film and ring. Sticky lace in the glass. Notes of bretty funk, stone fruit, bright florals, lemon, pineapple, soap, bread, hay, and tea. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter, soapy, funky mouthfeel that's incredibly light. Not bad but I don't need 750 ml of it.

Beerhunter111 (22227) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2017
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A slightly hazy golden beer with a mid-sized most good lasting white head. Aroma of brett, mild tart fruits, wood and white grapes. Taste of citrusy bitter hops, brett, white grapes, long citrusy bitter finish.

Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle from Craft Beer Store, Hamburg. 4th Edition 07.04.16. Floral sour funky nose. Very dry beginning. Lots of funk there, the hops are not too intense, the body is very dry. Nice intense bittered with lots of horse blanket and funk. Nice intense bitter and nice floral fresh aftertaste. Very dry, pine and resin still present with lots of funk and dry horse blanket. Very long aftertaste, great intense full flavoured, very interesting!

ALIBALI (2397) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
07.04.16 Edition.BrettyBrettMan❤✨!! Es funkelt seidig, ist exorbitant ORANGE, feinholzig bitter & unfassbar ausgewogen...I GO WILD ✨🎆👽😀!!! Ein leicht schäumiges Mundgefühl, Alkowärme und ein funky Frucht IPA Korpus sorgen ebenfalls für ein breites Grinsen🍄!!! 0,75l Bottle vom CRAFT BEER STORE HH. 16 Euro !?

azzurro (376) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
I was eager to pick and try that one. A a smooth Brett, which I appreciated after a good day at work and home.

cattaneopapa (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
Enjoy after 07.04.16. 750ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an opaque golden colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine and some apples. Taste matches the aroma and ends on a spicy note. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Yorker (2032) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2017
(07.04.16) Caged and corked 75 cl bottle @ home (watch out: the cork exploded as soon as I loosened the cage and it hit the ceiling). Pours hazy golden with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are brett, flowers, spices, and citrus - with a dry finish.

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