Brett Peat Daydream
Birrificio Del Ducato

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Birrificio Del Ducato
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3.81 | pDev: 15.75%
Feb 11, 2021
Nov 13, 2013
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Rated: 4.21 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Orange red with a quickly fading head. Smells like smoky peat and funky blue cheese. Tastes like dried apricots, smoky peat and blue cheese. Very unique and delicious.
Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 31, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

Jan 07, 2018
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Rated by bill_abrams from Connecticut

3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
This beer is so sour I could hardly drink it. Not sure how long it will take for me to appreciate a beer like this.
Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by ajdemma from New York

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by festizio from California

May 17, 2017
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I do not even remotely like this style, but let's be honest - it's crafted pretty well. Very aromatic with a decent roll of funk that leans towards wet leaves and band aid. Taste is immediately puckering and maintains that pucker while the funk floats in. The peat is hidden until the finish where it's less "Scotchy" and more earthy. Again, not a fan at all, but this deserves it's due.
Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Drinking a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. This beer is a gift from my mother-in-law. Im glad to have the opportunity to drink this beer.
The beer pours a clear golden color at first and then becomes very cloudy at the end of the pour. There is a lot of sediment suspended in the glass and a wispy island and a thin edge layer of bleached white foam rests on the surface.
The aroma is is dominated by musty blanket and farmhouse notes with a bit of a phenolic note and general sharp funkiness.
The first sip releases extremely prickly carbonation and tart acidic flavor that dominates my palate. Lemon juice and some hints of smoked malt. The smoked malt and a little ham or sausage note pushes the brett aside as the beer warms. this actually makes the beer much more approachable in my opinion. Hops get no showing and the booze is also hidden. I do also get a bit of sweet brown sugary malt in the back end, but this is covered by the tart sour note coming back on the finish. The finish also completely dries my palate after each swallow.
THis is a funky brew that I cant quite figure out if I like it or dont want to finish it.
Worth a try if you like funky stuff and especially if you like really tart or sour brews.
Im glad to have tried it but dont think I would make this a regular.
Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
BOTTLE: 11.2 fl oz. Brown glass. Branded white and brown pry-off crown cap. No neck label. Purchased at a bottle shop in Torino, Italy.

"Ale with 16.50% havin been aged in Scotch whiskey [sic] barrel." "Brett Peat Daydream is a blend of three different beers: 1.a Peated Barley Wine Style Ale, 2. a Rauch Marzen with a part aged in Scotch Whiskey [sic] barrels, 3. a Brett ale which has inoculated [sic] with Brettanomyces before a six month maturation in a steel vessel." Imported by B. United International.

7.0% ABV.

HEAD: None. No lacing.

BODY: Hazy orange of average vibrance. No yeast particulate/lees/sediment is visible within. Plenty of turbidity.

Looks a bit like pulpy orange juice.

AROMA: Brettanomyces funkiness is evident. Really faint smoked malt. Biscuity (saccharomyces) yeast. Pulp. I don't find any whisky, but maybe some subtle peat. Funkiness dominates, and boy is it funky. Acid. Quite mild floral/fruity hop notes.

Aromatic intensity is average.

No off-notes are present.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Acidic. Peat is definitely present, as is the titular brettanomyces and its concomitant funkiness. No overt Scotch whisky here, but there is a touch of indistinct dampened wood.

Balanced in spite of being a blend, but not gestalt in spite of its impressive cohesion. Depth of flavour is nice.

It just doesn't deliver on the Scotch, which is disappointing. I'd like more peat, more wood, and more complexity in general. The funkiness is nice, though, and doesn't clash with the peat the way you might anticipate. The now-tired cliche of "sweaty gym sock" does come to mind.

Smooth, wet, medium to full-bodied, well carbonated, and oddly refreshing. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

Sourness isn't pucker-inducing, maybe a 6/10 in terms of intensity. This will satisfy sour fans, and I'm unsure how they're accomplishing this level of sourness if all they're using is brettanomyces bruxellensis - though I guess brettanomyces lambicus is a possibility?

OVERALL: An interesting beer and a bold attempt at combining two flavour profiles you might think would clash. As innovative an offering as it is, it's not the glowing success I hoped for, but it is evidence Del Ducato has some talented blenders. Worth trying once, though its price point isn't really reasonable (in classic Italian microbrew fashion). Drinkable and enjoyable, and certainly a welcome change from the insipid-or-worse pale lagers ubiquitous in its country of origin.

B- (3.36) / WORTHY
Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 1.7 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Johnct from New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Reviewing it from nonexistant notes so bear with me.

Excited to try it because it's bizarre, and because I love Ducato and Italian beers.

From the bottle:

"Brett Peat Daydream is a blend
of three different beers:
1. a Peated Barley Wine Style Ale, 2. a Rauch Märzen
with a part aged in Scotch Whiskey barrels, 3. a
Brett Ale wich (sic.) has inoculated with Brettanomyces
before a six month maturation in a steel vessel."

It smelled like burnt pencils, a little bit of old green tea leaves left outside in a shallow puddle of stagnant water, and a smidge of faint sourness.

The taste is very sour at the start, kind of mellows into a very faint smokiness, then you get the little sweetness of the "barleywine", but the strong irregular sour character lingers the entire time.

The aftertaste loses most of the sourness, hangs on to the smokiness for a bit and ends on a bit of a sweet note.

Overall, a truly bizarre beer, but what else do we expect from Birrificio del Ducato? Glad I tried it, just wish I was still in Italy so I didn't have to pay anywhere from $10 to $20 for each tiny bottle of these curiosities.
Dec 13, 2015
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good beer; although, it smells much better than it tastes. Aroma is smoke, vinegar, fruit, malt. Appearance is a hazy amber with some head. Flavor's like nose, but smoke is much stronger and clashes a bit with the tart. Decent body and finish.
Nov 18, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by wethorseblanket from California

Oct 26, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by WTKeene from New Mexico

Oct 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Stingraystripe from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours butterscotch color with a nice full tight white head that lingers for a bit. The nose smacks with that sour Brettanomyces smell that promises sour and wine-like. The first sip is truly overwhelming... The rauch / smoke, and the peat, and then the sour. My mouth went schizophrenic for about 60 seconds. Then it warms a bit and the Brett really dominates and the other flavors settle down in back like old school fans at a counting crows concert. I love Brettanomyces and so that makes this beer really interesting and a great sipper for me. Definitely not for everyone though. This one is different for sure. And I enjoyed it.
Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 11, 2015
Brett Peat Daydream from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 94 ratings