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Flemish Kiss - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%


Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chumba526 on 03-19-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Murrhey:
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Murrhey

Montana

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger white head with heavy carbonation and big bubbles. Some sticky white lacing. Amber color with thick particulate. Very hazy. Fine looking beer. The head lasts for quite some time which is nice.

S- Apples, wheat, strong brett notes and fermented Belgian yeasts. Spicy, sour and floral. Not too aggressive, but definitely the presence of brett.

T- A Belgian pale. The proper balance with malts and yeasts but just kissed (I guess there's a lot in a name) with the brett. Not sour, but characteristics of the live culture are present. Nice flavor, nothing earth shattering though.

M- Medium bodied, active carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O- Decent brew. I've had better from The Commons, and better of this style, but it works. I like the brett notes balanced with the spicy yeast.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:15:01 | More by Murrhey
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4.3/5  rDev +10%
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Got at good beer in alphabet city- pours a hazy orange color with lots of frothy white head, modest retention and little lacing. Looks beautiful and really is quite active.

Smells a lot like Brett- awesome!

Tastes very nice- graininess up front followed immediately by the Brett funk which then turns into a slight tartness with a little green apple flavor. Lovely.

Mouthfeel is prickly and light bodied. I really like this beer- I'm going back to get another one tomorrow to age for a while to bring out the funk. If you like Brett seek this one out!

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750ml bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 6.5% ABV.
Appearance: Rosy, cloudy rust with a thin cap of eggshell foam. Beautiful lacing decorates the edges of my glass (4/5).
Aroma: I’m immediately slapped in the face with Brett. Earthy, floral, citrus, and tropical fruit envelop my head. I also get a very pleasant, fresh cut apple smell that I absolutely love (4.75/5).
Taste: Sweet, fresh apple cider enjoyed at the farm on a cool, autumn day. Whispers of citrus, flowers, and freshly cut grass enhance the experience. Absolutely amazing (5/5).
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Flemish Kiss from The Commons Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.