H - Brettanomyces Lambicus - Brasseurs Illimités
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3.69/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Papat444 for this one! Looks quite interesting. Aged in Haut-Medoc barrels. There appear to be 8 versions of this beer, brewed with different yeasts. This one is with Brett Lambicus.
Beer is dark brown, a bit reddish. Small beige head fades fairly quickly, but not entirely.
Smell contains red grape, plum, cherry and oak. There is also a musty, funky scent mixed with the oak, that is unfortunately slightly unpleasant. Other than that, it is a nice smell, and the funkiness seems to fade a bit for me.
Taste contains oak, red grape, plum, and a dry funkiness. The Brett plays a strong role, but not all for the better. The dryness is a bit simple- it makes me think of hoppy beers that end up tasting bitter without being flavourful.
Full bodied, very low carbonation level. Astringent and a bit slick.
Overall, not bad, but disappointing. The barrel treatment is nice, but I don't think the Brett has been used well in this one.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 02:22:28 | More by jrenihan
H - Brettanomyces Lambicus from Brasseurs Illimités
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