Griffon Bruxellois - The Bruery
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3.94/5 rDev -8.4%
CBC Clerkenwell bottleshare
A: Cloudy brown/reddish (mostly brown) color. Tiny white head that dissipated immediately.
S: Some rubber at first but followed by cherries, sour fruits, citrus and lactic acid.
T: Earthy, funky, musty. Lots of fruits, especially cherries. Some berries, some lemons.
M: Could have used more carbonation but it had a nice, tart, dry finish.
O: This beer had great flavors but overall wasn't too impressed.
07-30-2013 03:48:38 | More by standardcherry
3.65/5 rDev -15.1%
A still, light cranberry in color. Only a few small bubbles of emerging carbonation, but, for the most part, this beer is flat. Just dots of stick are left down the glass.
A nice aroma. Good amounts of lactic sour character, sharp cherry notes, some oak, and just a bit of vinegar. Appropriate and quite nice.
As with the aroma, the flavor is packed with cherry and sour flavors, along with mild oak, and a bit of a vinegar character, though it's not too much it's distracting or a pervasive flaw. Tasty, but very sour.
Medium bodied with basically zero carbonation. This would clearly be better with appropriate carbonation.
Good enough, and quite tasty, but with a minor, but important, flaw.
09-08-2013 23:57:47 | More by ehammond1
3.95/5 rDev -8.1%
A - Dark cherry wood. Opaque as no light gets through it. Light carbonation trailing upwards and there is only a small white head
S - Dark tart cherry is the main presence in the nose. Balsamic vinegar and oak as well. The cherries definitely smell ripe and juicy. As it warms up the tartness and the balsamic vinegar begin to pick up.
T - Dark sour cherries up front with balsamic vinegar and cherry warhead sourness that gives it a tart bit near the back end. The finish is definitely tart and leaves a tart bite in the finish.
M - Rather low carbonation for the style. Light body and with all of the tartness the beer does manage to have a good zing. The finish leaves a slightly butter thickness on the tongue which I get in a lot of Breury sours.
O - Pretty good dark sour from the Breury. It isn't one of their best sours but it is better than average. It has a good tartness to it as well as a lot of cherry flavor.
08-31-2013 22:04:18 | More by jeonseh
2.93/5 rDev -31.9%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Flat brown body. Reddish too. Just a couple bubbles.
Smell - Acetic. Lots of oak and vanilla. Cherry aroma.
Taste - Really sour. Damn. Acetic and vinegary. Still retains some caramel and vanilla. Cherry fruit flavor.
Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and over sour. Harsh.
Overall - This is a struggle. Too sour. Unpleasant.
11-05-2013 00:32:03 | More by Alieniloquium
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
Appearance: Slightly cloudy reddish-brown color. Small white head that dissipated immediately. Fairly still in appearance but there is enough carbonation for the taste and mouth-feel.
Smell: Funk and tart cherries.
Taste: Upfront sour cherries and a touch of funk. A healthy dose of sour comes across with all the flavors. The tart cherries make their presence known in the finish.
Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a low but sufficient level of carbonation.
Overall: The Bruery is ever expanding their repertoire of good sours. good beer as is but I wonder how this beer would come across if it were carbonated as the Bruery intended. Let's hope we find out.
03-24-2013 20:45:59 | More by IKR
Griffon Bruxellois from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.