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Brettish Bulldog - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 07-25-2014

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Decent lacing & okay head retention

S: Brett sourness,, pears, faint butterscotch notes

T: Sourness, caramel, dryness, woodiness & pears & figs up front. Sourness & oaky notes as this warms , fig & white grape notes as this warms. Finishes figgy, sour, oaky, & dry

MF: Medium bodied, dry, delicate carbonation, warming

Interesting take on the style, the Brett worked well. It would be great set back a few for aging, but these bad boys aren't cheap at $10 a bottle ( 500 ml)

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle consumed at the brewery in Louisville, KY and another stop in this city I wish I had more time to spend at. Full notes taking during consumption of this 500ml.

A- Pours a somewhat muddle maroon brown to a goblet from the bottle. An off white cap rises to half a finger or so with a foamy consistency. The head has decent retention and falls to a small ring. Lacing is sparse but some spots and sheets remain.

S- Spiced raisins, slight cherry Brett and a hefty dose of malts. Brown sugar, medium caramelized grain, light cocoa, red fruits, spicy straw and nuts.

T- Brett brings spice, slight cherry pie and that extremely dry straw feel to a malty brew. Grains responsible for toasted nut, bitter cocoa dust, medium caramel, cereal and slight sweetness. Raisins are big with grapes, brown sugar, musty leather and some alcohol. Very light lactic tarts.

MF- The body is fairly thick and oily slick but quite dry probably from the Brett aging. Carbonation somewhat high with a foamy and fluffy consistency. Finishes warm from the alcohol.

Brettish for sure but not a ton of the funk but brings a spicy dry feel with some cherry. Malty and fruity with some Brett.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tilly
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beautiful dark orange slightly hazy colors. Khaki colored frost about one fin impaired.
Sweet aromas of raisins, melons, butterscotch abd pear.
Taste of something else. Malts, sourness and some other funky taste I really can't put my finger on.
Deep, rich full bodied mouth.
Different beer. Worth a try.

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Misleading sour smell, but curiously delicious. Nice balance between malt and funk.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Complex ale with golden caramel smell, slight hint of spices. Sharp hit at the beginning which then mellows out to the caramel and actually finishes with just the slightest hint of bitterness. Overall, very lovely and comes for an ale, well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I see what you did there, and you almost pulled it off! The classic but young taste of nearish barleywine coupled with wild yeast nearly tricked me into thinking that this was indeed an Olde Ale. But eluding to that technique in its label wasn't a trick at all, rather- it's a skill!

While sweeter and hardened toffee notes about, its nearly butterscotch character floats above a stellar burgundy and mauve appearance. Laced with a creamy ecru creme, other earthen compounds arise- corkish must, weathered oak and simple wood rot come across as the taste gets back to the simpler toffee-laden character that forms the beer's foundation.

Across the middle, the beer goes back and forth between leather, tobacco and must then in the next sip its butterscotch, toffee and seared caramel. Even a drift of stone fruit, vinous red wine and cellar earthiness come into play before the long and savory finish ensues.

Strong in its taste, the full-bodied and slick beer wants to lessen but its youth remains persistent- demanding a strong sweetness that's reluctant to integrate it wild mustiness. Somewhat powdery and sweet the ale is caught between mature ale and sweeter young beer. Disjointed in its taste, the patient cellerar will reap this beer's rewards in a year or two.

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Brettish Bulldog from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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