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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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4.4
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours amber, lots of head. Bubbly. Nose is funk, tropical fruit, some floral. Flavour has a lot of orange, light sourness, feels like a cross between an APA and a saison. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. My rating here is quite a few standard deviations from the mean, but what the hell I thought this was an awesome beer, very well balanced.

4.3
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Funky, Mild Hay, Mild Apricot T: Brett, Hay M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Funky, Mildly Sour Overall, the brett comes through but still maintains a nice mildly sour flavor too...the best of both worlds.

4.3
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Wow, bottle thanks to Vasili ! Pours a rich golden almost copper color with a couple fingers of dense eggshell foam. The nose is a blend of funky barnyard brett, round toasted malt, stale grass, tart apple, pineapple, berry and a touch of musky wood as well. The palate follows the nose nicely with great balance and drink ability. Carbonation is soft and round and compliments the mouthfeel nicely. Great layers of funk and fruit with a rustic underlying graininess and floral fieldgrass to balance everything out. Great bite of acidity... damn fine drink !

4.2
bhensonb (15251) - 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. It’s earthy. Extremely tasty.

4.2
Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle from the source. Cloudy golden reddissh amber color, large off pink head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dusty and funky strawberries, rhubarb. Taste is fruity, funky, softly sour and dusty berries and summer. Fruit. Delicious.

4.2
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Courtesy of Josh; 6.5% ABV
Cloudy golden color with small head. Wonderful aroma, deep, fresh, fruity, with mild Brett character; apricot wine; impression of hard cheese rind. Highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel, rather dry; strong Brett character, providing also a strong astringency; a lot of bitter orange peel; the acidity is just mild.
Excellent.

4.1
Theydon_Bois (19555) - 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.

4.1
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Drank in PDX sometime last year right after purchase. I remember this being very subtle, but loud in it’s subtlety, which I personally believe to be the fine trademark of someone that knows what they’re doing. Floral and dry in the pale hopped department, splashed with a kiss of bretts to deliver a slight funk built beautifully into the beverage. Damn good.

4.1
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
This one is fantastic, tons of great bretty flavors, delicious base saison, really into this one

4.1
OldMrCrow (2442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle as spoils from my recent Portland trip, consumed within a month of purchase. Labeled as 6.5%

Pours copper-orange with an appreciable head into my standard Duvel tulip. Strong chardonnay to the aroma, suggesting that this is going to be a proper sour. But it’s not; more on that later. Strong bretty funk and wisps of lavender potpourri in the aroma. Pretzel dough. While there is a sour hint to the flavor, it’s well balanced by warm malts and the beer seems much more like some of the Upright offerings (and equally good or even better) than like an American Sour. Strawberries going bad, white grapefruit juice. A hint of stomach acid as I work my way toward the end of the bottle. Drying brett strongly prevalent from midrange through close. All of the elements come together in this one and we get a synergy that makes for a beer I’d welcome on my table any night. Very pleased these guys are making it to Washington state now.


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