Apiary - Brettanomyces - Kane Brewing Company

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Apiary - BrettanomycesApiary - Brettanomyces

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very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SadMachine on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of yankeepride
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml into a tulip.
Nothing too fancy on the pour, but kinda "just right." The honey is evident in the color, as it looks like it came out of squeeze bottle shaped like a bear. Foam is a bit sticky, but not overly so. I have a terrible nose, but I try to do my best ... The brett is evident in the tulip, but not dominant, like Das Uberkind is. Don't be mistaken, though, it's not subtle either. Aside from that, I get some lemon and wheat coming with it. Tasting it, I get a zesty, refreshing little burst of the brett, which then lingers pleasantly. From a saison standpoint, it doesn't have a lot of the earthy tones that I usually expect, but there's an undercurrent of it that hides behind the brett that you get up front, in the middle, and after the finish.

Overall, I really like this one, and find that it has a LOT of pairing potential. I got my max of four at the brewery, and if they have any left, would go back for more.

Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours light yellow with a big fluffy head.

The nose is all brett, touch of honey, dry yeast and a good barnyard funk. The flavor is a little grainy, more honey, bit of cheese, hay, some barnyard mustiness. The finish is a bit astringent, which the brett could be cut a bit with something to take down the harshness of it.

Overall, this is pretty good.

Photo of dar482
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The beer definitely has brett and melds so well with the flavors. The beer has honey, floral, grassiness, lots of citrus and some spice. The funk added a beautiful element to this beer, compared to the base, and really drinks like a gorgeous saison.

This beer was an absolute necessary improvement to the base beer. This is what the beer should be at.

Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 11/17/13 notes. Picked this up the day before at the brewery. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky, medium to bright yellow color with two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells strongly of brett, and of citrus hops, bananas, bready malts, grains, wheat , yeast, floral hops, honey , and earthy malts. Awesome nose. Lots of fruit and hops and most importantly, lots of brett. Love it.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, bananas, fruity malts, apples, pepper, spices, light brett, grains, bread, and earthy malts. Taste has more spice and less brett than the nose; good but a step down for me. Nice fruit to the taste.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for almost 8% ABV.

o - Overall I liked this one a bit better than Sea Change and wish I had bought more than 1 bottle of it. It has a lot more brett than Sea CHange had, especially in the nose, which was awesome. Taste had more spice to it and much less brett, but it is good and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jin and Boris for the bottle. 750mL poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Beautiful light golden color, glowing, with a thick tight white head. Good staying power, great lacing.

S: Great Belgian yeast aroma, distinct fruitiness and slight acidity from the brett shine through.

T: Light and easy to drink, Belgian golden style, slightly sweeter and hoppier though.

M: Carbonated not quite as high as a golden, good for a style, a little residual sweetness gives it a little extra anyway.

O: Great beer, not too brett-y but I drank it too early.

Photo of alaimoa
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall disappointed. Enjoyed the non-Brett version more. Fairly bland on the complexity and almost no barnyard funk and more bitter than sweet.
...pours clear gold which is surprising given bottle conditioning. Smell faint citrus and hops with a bit of honey. Taste lacking with upfront bitter grapefruit and a bitter finish without the depth I had expected

Apiary - Brettanomyces from Kane Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.