Collaboration Series: ISO:FT - The Bruery

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Collaboration Series: ISO:FTCollaboration Series: ISO:FT

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 217
Gots: 105 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-03-2011)
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Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another sour poured & passed around at Mista's place. I usually don't review when I'm out & about (or aboot, if you're in Canada), but with a bunch of sours I'll probably never get to try again, it seemed like a good idea. Have been wanting to try this one for a while.

Pour is a filmy red color, very still. Nose was straight-up sour, not getting much fruit/guava or anything else. Not sure I like where this is going.

ISO:FT might have the greatest name of all-time, but it couldn't stand up to the other sours at the tasting. Harsher & more one note than the two previously sampled, this brew is mostly unalloyed sour with a faint side-dish of bitter guava. I couldn't tease out either the barrel notes nor the other ingredients, which left me disappointed. 3-4 ounces went down about right.

Glad I didn't land this one via trade, but it continues a trend of unfortunate collaboration mediocrity, which seems to be the rule rather than the exception. A strictly average wild.

Photo of emdawg
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Sideswipe
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At The Bruery barrel tasting event

Pours a murky, amber to orange color with a minimal head of off-white foam. No lacing to speak of. Wood, red fruit and acidic qualities in the nose. Taste opens with big notes of oak followed by sour red fruit. There is a warming quality to the beer mid-palate. Some booze is detectable on the back end and the finish is semi-dry with a lingering sour fruit aftertaste. Medium body with a low level of carbonation. This is quite good. Not as sour as Oude Tart, which I prefer, but a nice take on a wild ale. Great sour fruit flavors and well masked ABV. Recommended.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of EliSpitzner
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Dan25D
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of awalk1227
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of nanobrew
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of dheldman
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of topdown
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of AgentZero
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky copper colored beer with a litle bit of reddish on the sides. Bit of a beige head, some spots left on the sides.

S - Smells a lot like Marron Acidifie but it's not as potent. Some vanilla, dark fruit, a bit of tartness. Nothing real special here.

T - Actually a bit disappointed. I liked Marron Acidifie more, but supposedly they are close to the same beer. Might be because I had that one on tap. Some dark fruit, maybe some guava, little bit of sourness. The flavor is very mild and falls kind of flat.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, could have used some more to liven it up.

O - Just not blown away by this beer. Not tart enough, flavors not distinctive enough, just kind of muddled together and lacking in carbonation.

Photo of kbutler1
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Sampled a couple times at the Anniversary party. Poured a cloudy, chunky, murky, copper color with a slight tan head. Not the most appealing looking in a beer. At first I thought I just got the bottom of the bottle but I had it again and got the same type of pour. The aroma is caramel sweetness, slight nuttiness, vanilla, cherry, and lemon. Aroma also has sour notes. The taste is decent with some slight brett florals, lemon, cherry, nut, oak, vanilla, and ends slightly dry. Light mouthfeel. Overall, I wanted more out of this and having had this with The Wandered, Bottlewerks 12, and several other stellar beers, this one didn’t stand out to me.

Photo of jethrodium
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with a small white head that disappears fairly quickly and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is caramel malt, some light brett, a bit of vinegar, some oak, and a light bourbon note. The taste has a light initial sweetness with a decent tartness. There is caramel, some raisin, a bit of vinegar, and some oak. A hint of alcohol with a decent tartness on the finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Not bad, but not all that much different from Marron Acidifie.

Photo of Koufax21
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my SN tulip. It poured a deep dark brown with a fizzy white head the quickly disappeared. Smelled of dark fruits and vinegar notes. Tasted of figs, dates, raisins and other dark fruits. The oak flavors were not as prevalent as I’d hoped but came through late nonetheless. Well carbonated for the style. I’m not a huge sour fan but this was one of the better ones I’ve had.

Photo of brotherloco
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy copper brown with a bit of a beige head that disappears very quickly to a small ring. No lacing.

Aroma of vinous tartness, sour fruits, oak, and some basement sulphuric notes in the background. Some obvious alcohol.

Flavor is a sweet and sour blend with a lemony bitterness that lingers well into the aftertaste. Some nice citrus from the guava, not sure I'm getting the dates. A decent amount of malt sits under that and helps to balance things out with some sweetness. Alcohol mostly buried.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Vinous quality to the feel. Could stand a touch more carb, but drinkable.

I don't like this as much as Marrón Acidifié, but it's interesting to taste a variation.

Photo of scotv
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Collaboration Series: ISO:FT from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.