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Reginald Brett - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 01-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Double DBA innoculated with Brettanomyces.
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 5
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pine Box Seattle , Beer week. Very unusual for a Brett . Amber in color and tart. Not sure where the other comment about sweetness comes from. This vintage is not sweet

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2.18/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not sure why they took a DDBA and made it into this monstrosity.

Photo of Wolberjs
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wheaty barley smell and taste is overpowering. Brett doesn't add anything good. Sweet to.

Photo of MasterSki
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Small Bar Division.

A - White foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and minimal lace. Murky apple cider-looking body.

S - Smells a lot like DDBA to be honest, but with perhaps a touch of fruity tropical brett to it. Loads of caramel, toffee, toasted grain, and oak as you'd expect from the base beer.

T - The taste is a mix of sweet barleywine, mild barrel presence, fruity brett, musky funk, and perhaps a faint touch of cider vinegar. Like a dried out version of DDBA.

M - Heavy, medium-full body, with lower carbonation. Very chewy mid-palate before drying out and becoming quite oaky in the finish. Some alcohol warmth, but not as boozy as the base beer.

D - Odd stuff, and I get the sense the brett presence in this batch is fairly young, especially in comparison to the batch Shane reviewed 15 months ago. It's definitely a sipper like DDBA, and I don't think the brett addition really improves things. If you've got a hard-on for bretted English beers, then give this a shot but otherwise largely unessential.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1/14/2012

Pour from Evan at Hamilton's, thanks!

A: Reddish amber with a substantial white head.

S: Apples and vinegar with some caramel. Oak accompanies toasted malt and a light tartness.

T: Bready malt base with a healthy dose of vinegar and accompanying oak. Apple is pronounced and there's an insistent acetic acidity. Apple vinegar finish with a lingering acidity.

M: Lower medium body with lower moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid variation on a good beer. A bit more vinegar in the flavor than I like, though.

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Reginald Brett from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.