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Petit Mutant - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 111
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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

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Petit Mutant from The Alchemist
90 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.