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Et Tu Brut - Bullfrog Brewery

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Et Tu Brut
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 5.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 7 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-05-2013)
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Beeradelphia, Mar 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

savagepm, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Thorpe429, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

facesnorth, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is clear cherry red with a right white head. Nose is woody and dusty with a nice fleshy cherry note and a bit of lacto. Taste is fairly sour, meaty body with balanced carb. Cherries are very fleshy and ripe, more lacto. Dusty flavors are more subdued, cherries are rather bright and sourness is strong but pleasant.

cpetrone84, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dirtinabottle, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to schen9303 for the share! 750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware.

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is a stunning, clear orange-red. No lacing with thin legs. Not much going on but the color pushes this one past average.

Nose is tart raspberry and cherry. Hints of oak, vinegar, cobweb and band-aid balanced by a nice sweet and tart red fruit. Very aromatic. Excellent!

Opens crisp cherry and raspberry tartness. Oak, vinegar, yeasty funk, cobwebs, plastic and band-aid in the middle. More red fruit sweet and tartness in the end. Juicy as it finishes. Puckering fruit and wood aftertaste. Really lambic-like. Shockingly good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Finishes dry and clean with a sticking, lingering, pucker aftertaste. Near Perfect.

Looks like Bullfrog is getting back to its roots and hitting those AWAs out of the ballpark again. This one's gonna be good for a while. Get it while its still floating our there!

SpeedwayJim, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Quackus, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Pete27lax, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

drebrew, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

scotv, Dec 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bpgpitt10, Dec 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

IPAIsaac, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

AlexFields, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of stakem
4.21/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears lightly pink like coolaid or other juice of sorts. A white fizzy cap rests atop with big patchy lace hanging on the glass. A swirl revives a finger to the surface.

The aroma includes plenty of cherry. It smells earthen and yeasty with sulfur. The cherry aspect is pitted and earthen with a spice thats is borderline overripe to rotten but in a good way. As it warms up it gets phenolic and has a light amount of funky plastic.

The taste is tart cherry like pie filling. Somewhat earthen and includes that natural cherry pit character and is lightly medicinal. The aftertaste has some cinnamon in the finish. It is mildly herbal and grassy.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite fruity and interesting. Very easy drinking with no alcohol inclusion to be found anywhere which solidifies that whole fruit juice theme that it opens with.

Note: there seems to be some bottle variation with this guy. At the release, there was an unmistable cinnamon character that was very pleasant and unexpected both in the nose and flavor. It seemed to be a spiciness picked up from the barrel aging but it was borderline dominating in the profile. I hardly picked up on that attribute in this bottle but instead some phenolics in it's place. It will be interesting to see where this brew heads with age. Admittedly, I liked this a lot more at release time but my review scores are based on a bottle here and now.

stakem, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

canjeeps, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

vissai, Dec 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

VAbdoyan, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

ncaudle, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Kegatron, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

tom10101, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of fbc24
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Second time having this, finally reviewing since the first time was a very small pour (similar conclusions though)

A: Gorgeous pink hue...love this color in a beer

S: Wonderful yet subtle aroma..not cherries punching you in the face

T: Extremely drinkable due to the subtle fruit flavor balanced by a not overpowering sourness. By far my favorite beer with cherries!

M: Could stand to be a little less dry, but very drinkable

O: One of the best beers I've had in a while. Much better effort than Oud15 in my opinion, but that's a reflection of the type of beer I enjoy...and this is it. I dinged this a bit in the smell category because I prefer a more in your face nose, but overall I feel that it's harder to nail subtlety and it's achieved perfectly here. Love.this.beer.

fbc24, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Greenplastic615
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by FBC24 - thanks Frank! ~5oz poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a light pink with minimal head. Probably could've been a little more aggressive on the pour, but the small amount of head I got dissipated pretty quickly.

S: Nice nose with lots of cherries and mild funk.

T: Delicate. It's not an in your face sour bomb with an overwhelming amount of fruit. It's a really nicely balanced sour with complimentary funk and very well integrated cherry flavor. It's not overly acidic either...it's just pleasant.

M: Medium carbonation, and very dry.

O: Really good effort from Bullfrog; I prefer this beer to Oud15 although they're vastly different. I think this beer is perfect right now, so if you have a bottle, don't hesitate to open it up.

Greenplastic615, Nov 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

baybum, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

ShanePB, Nov 15, 2013
Et Tu Brut from Bullfrog Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.