Collaboration Series: ISO:FT - The Bruery

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 184
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 218
Gots: 102 | FT: 4
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The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow into a tulip glass. Slight, vigorous carbonation, not much head at all. Smell is very funky with a fruity, sweet aroma.
For a beer brewed with dates, that flavor is not very prevalent. The guava shows up with just an occasional hint. The alcohol is very well hidden. I could drink this all day, but the 9% abv would be a killer.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brownish yellow. No real head to speak of. Smells tart and fruity. I can smells some oak and tropical fruit that i assume is the guava. Tastes sweet and tart. Not very sour but really smooth and drinkable. Can't tell it's 9% for sure. I can taste the guava for sure. And the tart cranberry as well. Quite drinkable and overall a tasty treat. Thanks Ben !

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Photo of MrFootstones
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky orange/mahogany color with no head to speak of. Not particularly appealing appearance.

Smells delicious! Slight acetic and lactic acid sourness. Awesome tangy/sweet ripe (rasp?)berries are very delicious and apparent. Soft oak and leather.

Raspberry is hardly apparent in the taste. The finish is dry, tannic, and oaky. Acetic and lactic acid, leather, and vinous red wine character are present.

Despite the lack of head there is a decent amount of carbonation is present. The tannic finish leaves the mouth with a dry feeling.

The taste makes more sense for an oud bruin than the nose. I really liked the nose though. I would suspect that was derived from the guava. Didn't notice the dates or 9% ABV. This was a tasty beer and I wish I had the base to taste against this version.

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Photo of Overlord
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light, slightly ruddy orange-ish brown. Fairly translucent. Rather surprised how different it looks compared to the base brew .... or maybe it was just that I was shining my one watt blue laser that I purchased from on it (wear your safety goggles). No bubbles. *sigh* Perhaps should have let this one sit at room temp a bit longer.

Smells fantastic, particularly as it warms. Dark currants, some plum-my raisin'ed cherries, a bit of tropical notes (guava?? ... I don't know, just kind of .... tropical ... almost pineapply ...) and, well, no dates. Or maybe that's the raisin'ish aroma. A bit of leathery funk and that recognizable acid/sour/vinegar/red wine base from marron, but this is clearly a different animal.

Tastes great. Insanely drinkable. The tropic and currant notes really stand out, and the plum/cherries/raisin background blended with the red/vinegar base makes what could otherwise be an overly caustic/sour beer lively and fresh. Some wood/oak notes as well and a bit, just a bit, of spider-webby sour funk.

Excellent. These wine-ish sours from The Bruery are just getting more and more interesting.

Could use a bit more bubbles.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Thanks to my friend Andrew for cracking this with me.

Really nice looking ruby body. A finger of beige head. Head dies down to next to nothing. No lacing. First pour is quite clear, second is hazier.

Heavy red wine notes. Black currants, jam like dark fruits, some figs. Notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins.

Taste follows nose. Notes of red wine, oak, tannins, black currants. Dates, raisins, and jammy dark fruits. Grapes and plumbs as well. Sourness is subdued. Guava isn't really detectable. Fantastic oaky vanilla finish that lingers really nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some viscousity that seems to come from the fruit. Carbonation is fairly low, and works with the body quite well.

This rocks. I wasn't sure about fruiting a sour with dates and guava, but this is delicious.

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Collaboration Series: ISO:FT from The Bruery
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