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Pearls Of Wisdom | Cambridge Brewing Company

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3.85/5
Very Good
35 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged pale ale refermented w/ Brett and dry hopped extensively.

Added by Jason on 08-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
35
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this bottle for a little while, no date though.

Pours very clear golden straw color, light fluffy head great lacing.

Nose big Brett, combination of Brett C and Brett B, big earthy barnyard B funk, horse blanket, with pineapple tropical Brett C little tangy, straw malt and sweet blond malt, mild grassy floral hops and tropical citrus too I think.

Taste brings a sweet malt, blond malt and a little straw, big Brett funk again, Brett B horse blanket barnyard funk, mild Brett C pineapple and tropical notes, tropical fruits even banana and citrus, then grassy floral hop with a little bitterness. Finish is dry, little more grassy hop bitterness, big Brett funk lingering, some Brett B funk and some Brett C pineapple notes, fair citrus.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb though I expected more.

Overall really interesting, Brett characters are great, hops are nice but I wish they were more predominant but probably faded with age and Brett strengthening. Still a very nice Brett beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml into a stemmed goblet,
A - Autumn straw, gentle carbonation feeds a quickly evaporating thin cap. A string of fine lacing clings in fine fashion.
S - Initial fruits on the tropics side, yields to sweet malts, yeast esters, a kiss of Brett, some tannins are pronounced.
T - Papaya, dark tropical fruits, sweet, then a young Brett bottle condition offers hints of the beers tragectory.
M - Medium in body, a bit slick with an underlying tart potential. Finish is leathery and wet.
O - A fine offering from CBC, they are on a roll with the 750 ml program. One delightful offering after another.
Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at Cambridge Brewing Company.

Pearls of Wisdom pours a hazy orange, with about a finger's worth of white foam sitting atop the beer. There's not much in the way of head retention or lacing. The nose has some vanilla and dark fruit/port notes right up front. Some fruity white wine aromas from the Nelson Sauvin hops. The barrel aging jumps out right from the get go flavor wise, as some vanilla and oak are supported by a little bit of the port influence. The Nelson Sauvin white wine character is fairly prominent mid palate. A brief bit of grapefruit leads into a subtle wet hay brett finish. I just wish the hops were a little more subdued and let the other interesting flavors shine through some more. The body is nicely dried out and light, but I find the carbonation to be a little on the dull side. I definitely enjoyed my glass of Pearls of Wisdom, and I hope I see more breweries put out hoppy wild beers in the future. Another great offering from CBC.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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Pearls Of Wisdom from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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