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Brett & No Mices - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Instead of just complaining, there is no hopefully enough or a chance that some of you will take notice of the subtle vinous oak character, and funky old timey taste of this 10 month barrel-aged and dry-hopped Belgian-style pale ale.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-19-2012)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%

Reviewed from notes. Growler from Charleston Beer Exchange just after the 4th of July. Amber with tan head. Dry earthy funk and mild leather. Some citrus peel. Flavor is very dry and leathery. Nice integration. Slightly bitter.

01-09-2013 03:14:22 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy garnet-infused amber color; the inch of foam leaves some splashy lacing behind

Smell: Bready, with vague pear aromas, some barnyard funk; vinous oaky elements become dominant

Taste: The impact of the barrel overwhelm from the start adding a sherry-like character that, when combined with the bread, pear and yeasty phenols leads to a barnyard of funk; nuts and sherry return in the finish, which is very dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very unusual flavor profile; I'm not sure that the wine barrels really helped this beer but it is worth a try

07-20-2012 20:08:58 | More by brentk56
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

This poured out looking like a reddish color, The head was white, it had a thin retention and no lacing. The smell of the beer was earthy and not very sour on the nose. I expected it to be much stronger. The taste of the beer was decent, mostly has the grainy malt base with a very subtle barrel aged flavor in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth, very drinkable, dry in the finish. Overall this beer was decent, I wasn't really getting into this one too much. It was good but not great.

01-24-2013 19:16:41 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3%

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Wait, there's Brett but there ain't no Mices? Dammit... Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset amber topped by a finger of sandy off-cream foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light clove, and a healthy amount of Brett-y funk. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some mild sourdough and even more funk. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice, Brett-y BPA. Good times. Straight up.

01-08-2013 01:06:20 | More by TMoney2591
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

Got this as an extra in a trade with [I think] DoubleSunshine. Thanks!
Shared with a few folks at a recent tasting.

Medium amber color, with a foamy white head that left some lacing on the glass. In the nose, some bready malts and yeasty funk, slightly vinous. Taste of sweet bready malts, light fruity essence, grape and mild cherry, leather and earth, brett imparting a little funk. Body was about medium, carbonation was moderate. A good melding of flavors, yet nothing intense going on. Kind of walked the edge of a few different styles here, but overall it was an enjoyable brew.

04-21-2013 10:17:57 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades away rather quickly. The nose is full of funky brett with a mild wine note. The taste is quite funky and full of brett, but this beer is hardly sour at all. I'm getting some wine and lots of oak. The finish is really dry. I really enjoyed the oaky notes and thought the wine was a nice touch.

03-06-2013 19:37:56 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-01-2013 16:33:16 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-27-2013 06:41:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-27-2013 05:58:39 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-06-2013 02:36:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-31-2013 17:34:00 | More by sendbeer
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Shared by myself during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, funk, earth, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, funk, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really looking forward to this one ever since I first heard about it going into barrels to age with the Brett. I have to say that it turned out quite well. The Brett definitely was the star of the show and made this known throughout the glass. Everyone who tried the growler at the tasting agreed as well. Definitely a well done brew that is worth trying for any fan of that pure Brett flavor.

09-04-2012 11:31:02 | More by thagr81us
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-23-2013 01:15:20 | More by WOLFGANG
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2014 15:53:57 | More by Holland
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Cloudy dark tan in color. Forms a smallish off-whitish head. Very light lacing. Aroma is full on Brett: pineapple and tropical fruit with a wheats, somewhat tart-sour quality. Taste is lightly sweet, grainy, and, for lack of better words, quite Bretty. Lighter bodied. Heavier carbonation. A very nice Brett-forward beer.

01-06-2013 02:46:04 | More by Florida9
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a super hazy toffee color with a pretty thick off white head.

Smells of brett, vinous white wine character/grape.

Taste is big brett, some mildly sweet honey or flower character, white grape and other light fruit.

Lots of carbonation, nice full mouthfeel.

Really solid bretty sour, not super acidic, good balance of sweet backbone and brett funk.

8.0/10

03-02-2013 01:10:42 | More by AlexFields
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance is gold and clear with a collar of head. The nose is Brett heavy with plenty of funk, lemon, and oak. The taste is mildly tart up front with
A nice amount of Brett funk with a clean and refreshing finish. Mouthfeel is modestly carbonated with light body. Overall, a very nice Brett beer. Plenty refreshing.

01-06-2013 02:45:37 | More by homebrew311
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jsanford

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours amber-gold with a thin white head that fades to a very slight ring. Big aromas of red wine and earthy Brettanomyces dominates, along with some orange peel, light grain, and floral hops. So nice, and the Brett has aged perfectly. Taste is similarly Brett-heavy, with more red wine, oak, vanilla, and earthy funk. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, with a medium body and solid carbonation. Excellent beer from Westbrook, love seeing things like this make it out of the barrel room!

10-24-2012 01:59:41 | More by jsanford
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-06-2012 16:09:22 | More by oldp0rt
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-02-2012 01:16:10 | More by ADTaber
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-24-2013 00:52:55 | More by millerbuffoon
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-17-2012 18:45:31 | More by ncaudle
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duff247

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-18-2013 05:15:04 | More by duff247
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-13-2013 22:01:25 | More by DaPan
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-25-2013 22:46:53 | More by Zach136
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Brett & No Mices from Westbrook Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.