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Tumescence - The Bruery

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Smarty_Pints on 02-08-2014)
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3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/30/13.

Pours a murky orange brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that quickly disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace. This looks like Kern's Peach Nectar.

The smell is somewhat muted and consists of sweet tropical fruit and faint tart raspberry.

The taste is strangely flavorless and water-like at first but, the mango and raspberry presence kicks in on the back end.

The texture is medium bodied with low carbonation.

This is an interesting effort, if nothing else. It reminds me of a refreshing tropical drink... minus the paper umbrella.

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Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Drie de Fonteinen tumbler.

Muddy, guava-puree-colored body with an active and very soapy papaya whip crown. Hints of pink throughout. Soapy lacing, decent retention.

The aroma is pure mango and a faint floral element with some vague pepper and funk notes from the Brett. Hard to detect anything else.

Tropical fruit pith, Seville orange (rind and all), sweet, floral, intensely fruity, but rapidly drying to a bracing peppery finish. The raspberries and mango play off one another well, though they completely dominate the flavor profile - the Brett. only cutting through in the finish and the rest of the yeast adding flavor more on a subliminal level in comparison.

Creamy, medium-light bodied, not too thick, with well controlled alcohol.

First and foremost a fruit beer, the saison base blends well as a foil to the sweetness, but this is more like a beer smoothie than a proper ale. Very fresh and original, and while I'm not sure if this is a successful beer, it certainly isn't mediocre.

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Tumescence from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.