Petit Mutant - The Alchemist
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.46/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz silver can labeled with a petit mutant sticker, picked up at the Alchemist release yesterday. Supposedly this is a 18 barrel batch brewed with 3700 lbs. of cherries.
A- Pours a fairly dark opaque purplish red, a thin off-white red head forms that recedes to a thin layer, consistent carbonation. You can tell this was brewed with a ton of cherries just looking at the color.
S- Tons of cherries, cherry pit, cherry skin, a decent amount of barnyard brett but not overly funky, just a faint tart smell that blends nicely with the cherries. Fairly aromatic with a very fruity smell, if you like the smell of cherries and brett you will love this aroma.
T- Tons of montmorency cherries, cherry juice, a bit of cherry pit, and a little bit of cherry skin, a nice level of tartness and some barnyard funk balance out the sweetness of the cherries nicely so that it isn't overly sweet. Finishes with tart cherry juice that lingers on the palate. Can really tell they just loaded this with as much cherries as possible, but the brett does a nice job of balancing it out without making it overly fruity or sweet.
M- Just the right acidity level letting the tartness come out but not becoming too mouth-puckering, just the right amount of carbonation to complement the beer but not be over-carbonated, fairly drinkable although not sure if I could drink more then a can of this easily as 16oz is more then enough- almost recommend splitting.
O- The Alchemist has yet to disappoint and Petit definitely lived up to my expectations. The cherries came through very nicely but didn't dominate the beer making it overly sweet like a lot of fruit beers I've had. This is easily probably one of the better fruited brett ales that I've had and at $6/can with a case limit at the release you absolutely can not beat this. Unfortunately since it uses so many cherries I think at the most this will be produced once a year dependent on the cherry yield.
Serving type: can
02-17-2014 03:26:45 | More by jaasen64
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2.51/5 rDev -38.2%
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.
Serving type: can
06-13-2014 04:16:31 | More by 01001111
Petit Mutant from The Alchemist
90 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.