Petit Mutant - The Alchemist

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very good

31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 331
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 4.21%
Wants: 164
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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: 31 | Hads: 331
Reviews by DanH83:
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2.92/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What a let down.

A- Poured fresh from a can into a HF stem glass. Pretty terrific cherry red color, some quickly dissipating white head.

S- Here the trouble began. Not much in the way of sour funk, but plenty of artificial, semi-medicinal cherry notes. It was off-putting from the first sniff.

T- Not very sour, not a whole lot of Brett charachter. Robotussin came right through the middle, finished that way too.

M- Fine, not thin, not syrupy.

Overall this was disappointing. It didn't have the sourness that you'd expect and the cherry flavor was a little perfumey and artificial on the nose and pallet. This was fresh, would age change it? Don't know, but worth finding out. (683 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of 01001111
2.67/5  rDev -33.9%
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)

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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)

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.94/5  rDev -27.2%
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)

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Petit Mutant from The Alchemist
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.