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Escoffier Bretta Ale - Brewery Vivant

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Escoffier Bretta AleEscoffier Bretta Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRPunk on 09-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 46
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from IAmJacksHopTongue that I have kept for almost 2 years now. Served in a goblet.

Pours a brilliant copper with a finger and a half manilla froth. The head fades quickly to a thin ring and a little surface haze, leaving nothing in the way of lace.

The aroma is very assertive with yeasty barnyard funk. Some malty wet hay and vaguely sugary sweetness lingers in the background. Lighter notes of spice and mild fruit also make appearances.

The flavor is considerably better than the nose led me to expect. Over ripe fruit, white wine, wet hay, yeasty funk, old vegitables, mild clove, simple syrup, candi sugar and a little alcohol. This almost comes across like a funky mead. Lots of fruit and funk with a nice booze bite.

Medium full body with faint carbonation. Finish is dry with funk, meady sweetness and a little spice.

I'm not much of a wild ale aficionado but Escoffier is some good stuff. The heft of it's body and the sweetness give this an edge over most other wild ales I've tried. I can't speak to what this was like when fresh in late 2012 but this particular can was delicious.

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Escoffier Bretta Ale from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.