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Petit Mutant - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 116
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis; this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-06-2014)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Tallboy can poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Opaque deep red bodied beer with 1 finger of white head with a pink tint. drops down to a thin cap with thick ring around the outside of the glass.

Smell: Intense cherry, cherry piths, and cherry skins. Hint of dusty funk and earthy. So much cherries that the beer smells slightly medicinal like cherry cough drops or cherry cough syrup.

Taste: Mild tartness. Lots of cherry skins and loads of fruity brett are the prominent flavors in this beer. The cherries get slightly medicinal and slightly metallic in the middle of this beer; also getting more sweetness from the cherries than a sourness or tartness. Lots of brett and a hint of cherry flesh in the finish. Wish that this was much more tart.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low almost moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is really nice, it has a very creamy feel to it. I wish that the carbonation had a little more of that crisp and dryness that most great sours have, but the mouthfeel of this beer is still very impressive. Very sessionable and drinkable brew. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer.

Overall: I would call this a brett beer with cherries. Not really a wild ale in my opinion. Cherries and brett definately are what this beer is all about. Glad that I got to try it, but slightly dissapointed that it wasnt very sour.

03-19-2014 03:59:47 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2014 13:11:26 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2014 06:52:46 | More by 77apm
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2014 12:32:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-02-2014 03:25:18 | More by jtladner
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01001111

California

2.51/5  rDev -38.2%

A: Bold, cloudy, ruby red. Very loud carbonation.

S: Musty brett funk, vinegar, and cherry jolly ranchers.

T: The tartness is there but overwhelmed by the artificial-tasting flavor of cherries and a bitter, cough syrup finish. Honestly, this tastes a lot like Robitussin.

M: Not sure if the slight syrupy sensation is there or an artifact of the cough syrup taste.

O: Happy to have tried it, more than happy to never have it again. Given that I traded something quite good for this, I might have to power through this one.

06-13-2014 04:16:31 | More by 01001111
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2014 14:17:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-17-2014 02:34:00 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2014 12:43:06 | More by roostor07
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-09-2014 21:17:52 | More by schmidtmattsays
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SunDevil12

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-25-2014 07:25:02 | More by SunDevil12
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Gmanofleisure

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-16-2014 02:37:56 | More by Gmanofleisure
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 00:43:53 | More by mobius387
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-03-2014 23:10:25 | More by robgage
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Thurgoft

California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-10-2014 19:24:15 | More by Thurgoft
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 23:35:03 | More by TheSamKuehn
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replacementpart

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 22:36:59 | More by replacementpart
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-17-2014 03:26:44 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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CooperEllis

New York

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%

Can - sticky label, from the fridge into an oversize tulip.

Pour is gorgeous, not a word I would typically associate with beer. But this looks like cranberry juice with a thin layer of bubbles and a crispness around the edges.

Sour, dry nose.

Taste is underwhelming compared to the pour but in-line with the aroma; this is crisp, lightly sour with a good fruit presence.

Mouth is light, fizzy up front, almost nothing at the end. The carbonation is very faint, but there is enough to tickle your nose.

Really enjoyed this - missed it at the Brewpub so happy to have a second bite of the apple.

(220th)

04-22-2014 23:35:00 | More by CooperEllis
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-09-2014 21:50:06 | More by Hendrick24
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +2%

Poured from the can into my HF tulip...

A - Dark red color, decent head that leaves the glass fairly quickly. Pretty good lace retention

S - Huge cherry waft, some sour tartness, grape skin, Belgian yeast, grass

T - Cherry right up front mixed in with a decent amount of lemon acidity

M - Thin feel, high carbonation, a nice bite off the palate

O - I really enjoyed this. The cherries and sour mix well together. It's not quite puckering but gives you just enough. Great job Alchemist!

04-08-2014 23:48:04 | More by rjp217
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Flowsauthentic

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.7%

03-05-2014 22:49:49 | More by Flowsauthentic
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-23-2014 13:31:20 | More by BuckTuckian
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-01-2014 04:10:12 | More by Mike
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2014 12:38:52 | More by campfirebrew
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Petit Mutant from The Alchemist
90 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.