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Brett Liquor - Surly Brewing Company

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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hopsiam14, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

doucmehu, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

josephwa, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of tewaris
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber with good head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is phenolic, minty and slightly funky. Very sweet with only a moderate hop character; but the sweetness is not monolithic. However, I am not the biggest fan of brett-ing it: makes the beer smell like armpits if you ask me.

Even so, it's a well made Belgian IPA but lacks the crispness of Belgian ales in general. Interesting beer but not my cup of tea.

3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5

tewaris, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

eawolff99, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Seefeldt, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

zonker17, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

jera1350, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of deebo
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

deebo, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

GeezLynn, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

UMNbeerhunter, Dec 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SweJon, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

scoand, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a generic tulip glass at the Republic bar in Minneapolis (just across from the Town Hall Brewery). Reviewed from notes taken around Thanksgiving 2012.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, but average retention (~2 minutes). Body colour is an orange-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Bretts, bread, cream, and amber malts. An average strength aroma.

T: Bretts yeast, grains, vague bright fruit, pale & biscuit malts, floral hops, and a bit of cream. Well built and balanced. I like it. It's quite flavorful and complex.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and crisp. Carbonation and thickness are good and suit the style.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable for the style. I'd get it again. Surprisingly complex for a brett yeast beer of this type.


kojevergas, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fuzzcherry, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mothman, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Curt1, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

bstyle, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

gpawned, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

sgoro, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

gatornation, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

archi348, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mnphish, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

olmane, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ryancl, Nov 01, 2012
Brett Liquor from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.