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Brett Liquor - Surly Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian style Imperial IPA fermented with Brettanomyces and dry hopped with Styrian Goldings.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2012)
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2012 04:14:14 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2013 05:32:20 | More by DaftPatrick
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-01-2012 18:24:54 | More by ryancl
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deebo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Served on tap at new Republic bar in Uptown in a tulip then a second one in a pint glass.

This brew has an off white head that laces beautifully, after breaking down a quick swirl quickly brings it back to life. Color is an attractive copper with orange highlights. Cloudy.

Aroma has a lot going on. Bready malt, plenty of hops (citrus, earthy, spicy, very aromatic), On top of this estery yeast is also very noticeable and works well here. Just a hint of funk from Brettomyces but it takes a very definite back seat to all the other aromas. Fantastic.

Upfront the taste is bright estery yeast with clean pale and bready malt with plenty of hop bite yet is clean and crisp with minimal lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice juicy hop bite with good body.

Overall this is a very interesting brew that feels like a meshing of many styles and unlike many brews that have tried to do this it totally works. Delicious, made me have to hang around for extra pints because this is such a complex tasty beer.

12-15-2012 02:41:50 | More by deebo
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

03-16-2013 21:50:27 | More by warmbier804
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at Surly's Darkness Day at the brewery. First time this is available. Served in a 8 oz. clear plastic cup.

Appearance: Color is a somewhat hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of carbonation. A solid three fingers of white creamy head with good retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A pretty hop forward aroma with subtle Belgian elements. Big smell of citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Some Belgian yeast with a bit of funk, Brett, and hints of cherry wine. A little bit of earthy pine. Some bready malts in the background with hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit.

Taste: A good sharply bitter taste with a little Belgian kick. Upfront is a strong taste of citrus hops with some grapefruit, orange, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple along with some earthy hops and pine resin. Subtle Belgian yeast along with some Brett. Some sweet cherry wine like flavor underneath the hops. Also some bready malts with notes of caramel, biscuit, and toffee. A pretty solid hop forward taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Has a fairly juicy bitter feel that has a drying finish.

Overall: Another very good IPA from Surly. The Brett and Belgian elements add some interesting undertones.

10-28-2012 05:16:35 | More by MattyG85
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gatornation

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

on tap @ Republic 12oz pour

A- pours a cloudy golden yellow color with thick 1.5 finger head with loads of lacing

S-notes of melon and pineapple with citrus and lemonpeel musty earthy brett

T- subtle but very tasty tropical hops fill the mouth mixed with a musty haylike taste earthy notes of grass and lemon combine for a superb BIPA

M- medium carbonation with a slight dry and slight spice body

O- delicious tropical hops and brett mixture

11-26-2012 21:01:59 | More by gatornation
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Brett Liquor from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.