Et Tu Brut | Bullfrog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
bullfrogbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by orangesol on 10-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
96
pDev:
9.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.76/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.97/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.27/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle. Looks like apple juice with a bit of redness. Smell has a nice cherry aroma. Lots of vanilla. Sweet cherry. Mild acidity. Taste is a very nice cherry. Lightly sweet. Some sweetness. Finish has a strong sour bite, but it's never too strong. Medium body. Delicious, even with the intense finish.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears lightly pink like coolaid or other juice of sorts. A white fizzy cap rests atop with big patchy lace hanging on the glass. A swirl revives a finger to the surface.

The aroma includes plenty of cherry. It smells earthen and yeasty with sulfur. The cherry aspect is pitted and earthen with a spice thats is borderline overripe to rotten but in a good way. As it warms up it gets phenolic and has a light amount of funky plastic.

The taste is tart cherry like pie filling. Somewhat earthen and includes that natural cherry pit character and is lightly medicinal. The aftertaste has some cinnamon in the finish. It is mildly herbal and grassy.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite fruity and interesting. Very easy drinking with no alcohol inclusion to be found anywhere which solidifies that whole fruit juice theme that it opens with.

Note: there seems to be some bottle variation with this guy. At the release, there was an unmistable cinnamon character that was very pleasant and unexpected both in the nose and flavor. It seemed to be a spiciness picked up from the barrel aging but it was borderline dominating in the profile. I hardly picked up on that attribute in this bottle but instead some phenolics in it's place. It will be interesting to see where this brew heads with age. Admittedly, I liked this a lot more at release time but my review scores are based on a bottle here and now.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and cage bottle. Bottle 72 of 360. Served into a stemmed glass 4/30/2016.

Pours a darker reddish body, with a one finger white head; a bit of a brown hue. Clearly, time has been doing some stuff to the appearance, based on the other reviews I've been reading when consumed fresh. Smell is damp oak, cherry skin and a lot of musty cobweb funk at first. The funk and oak seem to dominate up front, but as the beer warms and opens up, the cherry fruit simply just starts exploding. Whoa. Flavour is in that sweet middle between funk and fruit; the cherry starts moving on your tastebuds at a high pace in the background of funk and oak. It is more of the cherry skin rather than cherry flesh that is contributing a lot of the flavour. Tannins as well. This reminds me a lot of the 2007 Lou Pepe Kriek that was consumed later in the weekend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, lots of cherry skin on the finish.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Et Tu Brut from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 96 ratings