Flemish Kiss - The Commons Brewery
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Reviews by mhaugo:
4.8/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation (4.5/5).
Overall: This is probably the optimized balance between a classically constructed Belgian Pale Ale and Brettanomyces. I honestly could not be happier with the result. This is the work of a brewery that understands the style, and understands how they are enhancing it. The Brett is not over the top, but is prevalent enough to make an impact. Well done, Commons (4.75/5).
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2013 07:12:45 | More by mhaugo
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4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from Fonduevoodoo in CanBIF Spring 2014.
A - Gusher to start. In the glass it's a nice cloudy burnt orange colour. Two fingers of thick white head on top with strong carbonation. Great lace wall and a half finger of retention.
S - Peach, funk, vinegar, hay. Quite a lovely and complex aroma.
T - Fruity, yeasty and tart, but the tartness is restrained, yet not in a bad way. Tart, hay, dusty, fruity, less acidic than the aroma. This is pretty nice stuff because it walks the line between funky, yeasty, and fruity. The Brett profile is subtle, but present and very complimentary to the profile of the Belgian Pale.
M - Strong carbonation, medium creamy body and a dry/Bretty finish.
O/D - This was much better than I was expecting. Pleasantly tart, yet not overpoweringly so. This does a good job of playing all angles and not doing any of them too aggressively to make a nice, drinkable Belgian-style pale. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 00:23:33 | More by tbeckett
Flemish Kiss from The Commons Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.