Mo' Betta Bretta - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Surprised by the poor reviews so far. Actually, not to surprising with all the pro reviewers on this site.
Golden body (milky w/ yeast) tightly packed white head.
Loving the nose on it. A little sweet. Pineapple, orange, mango, and bubble gum.
Taste was so drinkable. Blasts of fruit from the nose. Lots of orange and apricot. Belgian esters similar to a triple. Dry. Its low alcohol is a little pronounced. Probably a victim of high attenuation and brett's insatiable thirst for all sugar. Medium carbonation; wish it was a little more effervescent.
Factual advice: This is not a sour. Was never intended to be. And it won't get sour if you sit on a bottle. I don't think it will get very funky either. The beer will most likely dry out more and the estery flavors will become a little more pronounced.
This sounds like El Diablo Deluxe all over again.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2012 15:25:33 | More by BearsOnAcid
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
i think this is superior to the new belgium release, but still a let down as wild ales go. the brett hasnt changed this much since its release, and we are left with an underwhelming pale hazy yellow beer thats soft in feel and well heady, but pretty minimal as far as flavor goes. lots of stale wheat malt, and a yeast that is neither funky or traditional, its sort of dry and bready, but the usual characteristics of the brett dont ever show up. i get some fruity zest on the back end, but a general staleness is my takeaway. the feel is fine, bubbly and light on the palate, but the flavors just never really show up. kind of a sloppy yeasty mess, i know the lost abbey is capable of better, they have some amazing wilds, but this one is a bit of a throwaway at this point.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 17:39:27 | More by StonedTrippin
Mo' Betta Bretta from The Lost Abbey
81 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.