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Petit Mutant - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 335
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 164
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-06-2014

An American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis; this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can.
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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 335
Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (1,353 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of 01001111
2.67/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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. (526 characters)

Photo of SkiBum22
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of csniezek
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of LGB362
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickBourne
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Alycrocker
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of roostor07
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Shawner
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tastybeer
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish copper brown colored beer, evenly clouded with a white, small tight head. Aroma is loaded with cherries, slightly funky/brettified, lightly tart, sweet and woody, a touch of red grapes, musky, and something similar to raspberries. Taste is pleasantly tart, packed with cherry, reminiscent of tart cranberry juice, fermented fruit, and again some woody musk funkiness.

Very enjoyable beer. Tart funky cherry pie... (423 characters)

Photo of whatname
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of SunDevil12
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.94/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear red body. Lightly pink head.

Smell - Smells kinda bland. Musty cherry and some cough syrup. Yeasty, too.

Taste - Much better cherry flavor, but it is a bit medicinal. Light tartness. Grain. Like wheat.

Mouthfeel - Light. Well carbonated. A it abrasive.

Overall - Not really impressive. Artificial tasting. (366 characters)

Photo of Gmanofleisure
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of mobius387
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Petit Mutant from The Alchemist
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.