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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed predominantly with organic 2- row, the malt bill is rounded out with organic light munich, organic 60L crystal and caravienna. Northwest Golding and Hallertauer hops provide a pleasant hop character. Right out of primary fermentation this beer is decidedly an American Pale Ale, but as it enters secondary, a bridge to Belgium is built with a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. A 5 week maturation results in slightly dry, fruity beer with a hint of floral Brett character that will evolve over time.

The Great American Beer Festival 2012: Silver Medal, American Brett Ale

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4467) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft at brewery. Subtle tart aroma with dried cherries, slight apple. Sweet malt backbone. Very solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate brett notes with sweet tarts, light sour fruits, lemon, and faint must. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger orange tinted off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of pear. The finish has light floral notes, a touch of sweet tarts, and lemon. Its light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (2010) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange not much but thin bubblyhead. Sour hay aroma. Taste is very lively fruity peach and faint sour

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9571) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a nice beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a carbonated light malt flavor with a sour finish. Looks good, smells good, tastes great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14509) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Capped 750 from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Nice fresh brett odor. (brett? fresh? well, yeah) With fruit. Med body or better. Flavor seems to be brett, light pitted fruit, spicy. Its earthy. Extremely tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5951) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
750ml bottle pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge white head that retains quite well and leaves some thick soapy lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is lemon zest with some light fruits and yeasty notes as well. Taste is a lemon zesty bitterness with light fruit and grainy sweetness finishing with a dry yeasty flowery finish. Light to medium bodied with generous carbonation. A very well done brew for the style, well balanced and not over the top lemon sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17973) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle at the brewery, kindly split by the guy serving to a couple of out of towners from the East coast and myself - 26/05/13. Lightly hazed golden with a thin white head. Nose is bretts, soured fruits, funk, tarte gooseberries, barnyard. Taste comprises light brett - but always in the shadows, grass, lemon rind, tarte berry fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp clean finish - pitched to perfection and making this sour super drinkable. Great tackle! Lots of complexity and depth for 5.7%, well executed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
From bottle. Pours golden with plenty of foam. Aroma of zesty, earthy funk and hint of fruit. Taste is Brett with floral and citrus notes. Not hoppy. Pleasing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle - pours a cloudy copper with fine foamy head that dissipates quickly. Nose of clove, yeast, and floral accents. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of clove, banana, and citrus. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle acquire through trade. Pour is slightly hazy orange with a big cream head and wonderful lacing. Herbal, bretty, somewhat grassy, medicinal, sweet tarts, pineapple, mangos, sweet tropical fruity and doughy aroma. Taste is very delicate - fruity, tropical, light honey, pineapple, and mangos - yet big brett, soft biscuit, straw, light grass, a touch of spice and funk with a very soft bitterness on the backend. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very refined use of brett, but very well-balanced with a nice choice of hops. Super easy-drinking with no overpowering flavors.... Great beer for any time of the year.


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