Escoffier Bretta Ale - Brewery Vivant
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3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
Beer poured from can into a Tulip shaped glass
A - Beer pours with a half finger sized dark beige colored head; doesn't hold very well; body appears effervescent; color is dark copper, slightly reddish hue; moderate amount of lacing
S - Sweet, sugar and biscuit; extremely malty and packed with brown sugar; spices; caramel and banana; fruity
T - Deep malt flavor; touch of sour flavor on the sides of the mouth; fruit - like grapes and a touch of banana; moderate hop aftertaste; yeast; slight touch of mold at the beginning of the sip; alcohol - you can taste the ABVs
M - Effervescent; bitter aftertaste
D - Smooth malt flavor; great alcohol taste; very good beer, plenty of alcohol
09-07-2013 03:18:30 | More by ferrari29
4.18/5 rDev +8%
a very nice clean amber pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. aromas of oak, wine barrels, funky brett yeast/farmhouse/wet hay/jasmine, grapes, bananas. this is a very strong tasting wild ale.. lots of banana like in a tripel, caramel, with TONS of barrel flavor, jasmine/flower petals, grapes/wine.
medium to full body with modest amount of carbonation, a very dry finish and an overall sweet beer. this is a very nice (yet strong) wild ale, full of flavor (both beer-like AND wild yeast).. usually wild ales lean towards the yeast and making it as funky as possible.. not this one, this is a full flavored beer, very belgian tripel/dubbel in grain bill style, with a hint of brett and tons of wood and grape flavors.
08-31-2013 02:14:28 | More by facundoCNB
Escoffier Bretta Ale from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.