Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saisons
Smuttlabs Daily Brett
What the brewers say
“Tart Belgian golden ale with Brett.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Slight orange candy and pepper with a grape juice–like note and a touch of light Brett and spiciness. As it warms, a bit more peach, orange, and Brett funk.”
Flavor: “Very cidery with mousey funk. Earthy, fruit punch, slight orange, and peppery spice. Light sweetness and light acidity. Very dry and a bit watery. Big carbonation up front and a big grape juiciness that reminds me of one of those grape frozen popsicles. Finish is semisweet with big fruity peach and light grape notes. Some subtle bready malt tones come through and a hint of THP/Cheerios. A nice tartness and mostly balanced, but somewhat dry finish.”
Overall: “Well-balanced with a good fruitiness mixed with a light sweetness transitioning into a light Brett tartness toward the end of the sip. Great light mouthfeel. Big orange/tangerine. Not a lot else going on. Nice unique Brett character and a pleasant tartness, but otherwise lacks a bit of complexity. Carbonation is nice with the tartness and dry finish. A bit too much THP character for me, but not a huge drawback.”
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