Brett Peat Daydream - Birrificio Del Ducato
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by corby112:
2.45/5 rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Pours a very cloudy, deep ruby red color that's completely opaque with dark mahogany edges and a two finger off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Possibly over carbonated but otherwise looks pretty good.
Funky, smokey aroma with a subtle barrel presence that's delicately integrated into hints of leathery malt, musty bugs, vinous fruit and acetic acid. Very unique with some liquid smoked, charcoal, campfire and bacon followed by damp oak, wild yeast, sourdough bread and sweet fruit. Not the most inviting aroma but you can smell mostly everything that went into the blend. Smoke, peated whiskey, brett, leathery malt, oak, grape, raisin and dark berry. The smoke, acetone and funk are most prominent but the nose is really complex.
Medium body with tight carbonation and a very strong acetic quality that initially overpowers the other flavors. Harsh and solvent like with strong acidity, solvency and vinegar. After the palate adjusts, the smoke, leathery malt, wild yeast and dark fruit notes start to stand out. Only 16.5% of the blend is barrel aged yet there is a strong dry oak/toothpick presence along with funky brett/wild yeast flavor. The smoke doesn't really show until the finish with faint lingering hints of charcoal and butane. I'm not really picking up anything that reminds me of a Marzen and all of the malt character is dry and leathery. Desperately in need of some sweetness. The dark fruit notes from the nose are evident but only slightly.
Overall, this beer is kind of a mess. Harsh, overly acetic and tough to drink with a one dimensional flavor profile. The peat/smoke and barleywine character is completely overpowered and I don't think anyone could guess Marzen was in the blend. The brett character is okay with decent funk but this beer is too dry and acetic for my preference. Disappointing offering from an otherwise solid brewery.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 06:36:29 | More by corby112
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4.18/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Pours a brownish orange color. Hazy. Barely any head. Not a ton of lacing either. It pours like it has some body to it.
S-Aroma is really neat. It's very, very pleated. Also some serious funkiness hanging around in there as well. A sweet lining holds the peat and Brett together. The Brett gives off a nice herbal/medicinal/eucalyptus aroma.
T-Definitely some cured meat. Bonfire. A ton of peat. Funky, musty and somewhat sour as well. The Brett is heavy and pretty tasty to boot. I'm really surprised by how well the Brett/peat combo works together. A nice woody oakiness lingers as well.
M-A bit prickly with nice body. Almost tannic. The flavor (especially the smoked, salted meat component) really hangs around for a while.
O/D-Really cool. Wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer. It was a hit with me. Wild, sour, funky, meaty and peaty. Some how it works!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 23:19:39 | More by VelvetExtract
Brett Peat Daydream from Birrificio Del Ducato
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.