Very Bad Kitty | Brugge Brasserie

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Brugge Brasserie
Indiana, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mcallister on 07-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of AleWatcher
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the menu:
Imperial Leipziger-style Gose: high strength blonde ale with a pronounced sourness. Not truly a style. Until now. Limit of 2. 10%ABV.

So... This is arguably some sort of Belgian blond or strong pale that is infected with some bacteria... The fact they toss in the word "Gose" has me interested as well... Was salt added? Once I think about it, it becomes easy to "detect" it in the beer-- but is it really there?

Some sweet and spicy wheat malt notes with some brewing spices lie beneath the lemony lactic tartness that becomes the most prevalent flavor in the profile.

There's a little cider-like sweetness up front with a dry lactic and pediocaucus sourness at the backend. No hint of the 10% ABV here, but I'm starting to feel it a little....
Apricot and pears arise as this warms.... And then I really have convinced myself of a little saltiness on the finish... But it is pretty pleasant and mild.

Feel is medium-full and perfectly carbonated.

Overall-- this is an interesting beer... Not sure if I'd call this a "Gose," but equally unsure if it should really be called an American Wild either. In any event, it is certainly worth a shot-- but a bit of a one and done for me.

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Photo of aasher
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brugge. Very Bad Kitty is their Tripel de Ripple infected with lactobacillus. It arrives moderately cloudy, vibrant auburn in color with a light white lacing. It smells like a Tripel blended with apricot puree. It is light and you still get enough sour from it. The flavor is of tart and sour apricot and peach skin mix with a nice sweet and sour lacto finish. Damn this one has great flavor. You don't get any alcohol at all. It drinks medium in body and is too drinkable. Overall this is fine sour and well crafted beer.

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Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like apple cider, light carbonation with a Fizzy white quicky fading head.

Very fruity and tart aromas, some barnyard funk. Full of black and raspberries. Barnyard, horse blanket, pedio, light oak, hints of strawberry preserves and lemon. And more.

Just a great, scary beer drinking nothing like 10%abv. Acidic, punchy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. The berry flavor really dominate the mid palate, with wood, earth, barnyard, funk, and horseblanket following, wild strawberries and some salty lacto, pedio sourness. Very good.

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Very Bad Kitty from Brugge Brasserie
4.2 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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