Flemish Kiss - The Commons Brewery
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3.4/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml : tulip snifter
Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange with a thick, foamy, craggy off white head.
Light Brett tartness blends nicely into faintly sweet, fruity and floral hops.
Floral notes transition into lightly tart Brett notes. Decent malty backing.
Medium body, with active, foamy carbonation.
An enjoyable Belgian-inspired take on a pale ale. The brett added a nice tartness without becoming downright sour.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2012 07:59:16 | More by vkv822
3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a beautiful Riedel white wine glass.. slightly hazed orangish red... off white head... good retention...
The nose is surprising... good malt profile with a nice bite of fruity brett brux.. a hint of sweet cherries and sweet acetic notes...
Flavor begins as a nice malty pale ale.. good balance between light funk and mildly sweet malt vinegar... cherry essence.. finishes surprisingly dry.... really digging this one... I had easy 4 good pours... finishes a bit dry and certainly fruity..
This brew will bridge the gap between nerds and "light" beer folks.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2012 07:09:31 | More by JohnGalt1
4.7/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From Beetje website: "ABV: 5.7% || IBU: 35-40
A clean Northwest pale ale with a subtle kiss of Flanders. Brewed predominantly with organic 2- row, the malt bill is rounded out with organic light munich, organic 60L crystal and caravienna. Northwest Golding and Hallertauer hops provide a pleasant hop character. Right out primary fermentation this beer is decidedly a Northwest pale ale, but as it enters secondary a bridge to Belgium is built with a dose of brettanomyces bruxellensis."
The beer appears clear red with a small off white head.
It smells very fruity: it almost smells like tomato juice. . There is a bit of a citrus like smell. I also get a bit of a cherry type of a smell.
It tastes very fruity: get a strong cherry flavor. It is slightly sour and there is a mild citrus type of a flavor. There is a bit of a spicy hoppy flavor to balance out the fruity flavor. There is a tad bit of a slightly sweet malt flavor. The beer finishes with a refreshing bitter flavor. All the flavors of the beer blend perfectly. This beer is very smooth.
There is a crisp mouthfeel to the beer.
Overall this is a fantastic complex, light and refreshing fusion pale ale. The Brett interacts nicely with the citrus and fruity hop flavor. I cannot find any faults with the beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-19-2011 18:28:01 | More by chumba526
Flemish Kiss from The Commons Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.