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Tafelbully - Heretic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-18-2011)
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Reviews by shleepy:
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2.23/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tried on tap at City Beer in San Francisco around 3 weeks ago. Writing based on notes. (I'm pretty sure it was this one... I don't see another "Heretic with Brett").

A: Clear, light golden color. Small head.

S: Honey, unpleasant bready malts.

T: Not much different from smell. Maybe a little wit-like. Disappointing and forgettable. Sweetness remains in aftertaste.

M: light to medium body. Low-ish carbonation.

O: C'mon, Jamil... Release something great, already. I'm trying to root for you.

shleepy, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

rob133, Dec 27, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse - served in a tulip.

Nearly clear, pale sunglow body with a lasting egg-shell skin. Delicate pasty lacing, average retention.

Grape skins, winter fruit, faintcrackers, and a peppery Brett. note in the nose.

Light crackery malt, unripe pear, and a grassy low bitterness on the palate. Yeast contributes the most flavor along with an earthy Brett. undercurrent into the dry, vaguely herbal finish. Fairly clean and crisp overall with hints of white tea.

Light-bodied with light carbonation. A little thin for a table beer (at least compared to the unfiltered offerings like those from Dupont).

Very drinkable, straight-forward pale ale with the added interest of gentle wild notes.

augustgarage, Aug 24, 2011
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largadeer, Apr 30, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is a relatively clear golden-straw color with a sizable white head.

S: Interesting aromas to this one. Heavy on the grass and straw with a good amount of peppery phenols. A good amount of sweet fruits such as pears and apples along with bread and cracker malts and a healthy dose of yeast.

T: Sweet pale, cracker malts start this one off. The yeast contributions are on display here as well. Lots of wet straw and white pepper. A little bit of green apple skins along with some actual yeast itself. Just a very light bitterness.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: The Brettanomyces does add something interesting to this beer. It would be nice to see where this beer might go with age.

womencantsail, Aug 18, 2011
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mhaugo, May 16, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a clear copper-yellow with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of slightly sour Brett with some lemon peel and other citrus aromas, and some Belgian yeast esters with a bit of bready malts.

T - Starts off with some light tartness and sourness with some citrus and light yeast esters. Through the middle, some more citrus and lemon peel comes through with some coriander, Brett, and light bready malts. The finish is a mix of tartness with some citrus, yeast, and spice.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a good complexity and depth added by the Brett.

ngeunit1, Jul 09, 2012
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t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Tafelbully from Heretic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.