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Brettish Bulldog - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 3.58%
Wants: 5
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 51
Reviews by ZombiesAteMyDog:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev 0%
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) (552 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (1,171 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tilly
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (303 characters)

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Randunkel
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (84 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This presents an interesting array of flavors that seem not to be appropriately paired but work none the less. Lightly sour Brett character mixes with ATGs typical smokey meaty jerky leather. White wine turns to a toffee malt, turns to a ginger and nutmeg. Old Ale meets Brett meets Against the Grain. (301 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HowardTheDuck
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 bottle poured into a snifter. Huge brett character in this one (duh) and while I initially found the idea of an Old Ale base being brett-conditioned very appealing, I feel like the brett may be detracting from the sweet Old Ale characteristics I was hoping to find. The English malts pull through nicely but that caramel goodness is really hidden. Overall very enjoyable; just not what I expected and not done to the style's fullpotential, imo. (449 characters)

Photo of chrismattlin
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Joelcowen
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (246 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Brettish Bulldog from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.