Brett Peat Daydream | Birrificio Del Ducato

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85
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19 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ygtbsm94 on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
85
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
15.87%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by corby112:
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2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a very cloudy, deep ruby red color that's completely opaque with dark mahogany edges and a two finger off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Possibly over carbonated but otherwise looks pretty good.

Funky, smokey aroma with a subtle barrel presence that's delicately integrated into hints of leathery malt, musty bugs, vinous fruit and acetic acid. Very unique with some liquid smoked, charcoal, campfire and bacon followed by damp oak, wild yeast, sourdough bread and sweet fruit. Not the most inviting aroma but you can smell mostly everything that went into the blend. Smoke, peated whiskey, brett, leathery malt, oak, grape, raisin and dark berry. The smoke, acetone and funk are most prominent but the nose is really complex.

Medium body with tight carbonation and a very strong acetic quality that initially overpowers the other flavors. Harsh and solvent like with strong acidity, solvency and vinegar. After the palate adjusts, the smoke, leathery malt, wild yeast and dark fruit notes start to stand out. Only 16.5% of the blend is barrel aged yet there is a strong dry oak/toothpick presence along with funky brett/wild yeast flavor. The smoke doesn't really show until the finish with faint lingering hints of charcoal and butane. I'm not really picking up anything that reminds me of a Marzen and all of the malt character is dry and leathery. Desperately in need of some sweetness. The dark fruit notes from the nose are evident but only slightly.

Overall, this beer is kind of a mess. Harsh, overly acetic and tough to drink with a one dimensional flavor profile. The peat/smoke and barleywine character is completely overpowered and I don't think anyone could guess Marzen was in the blend. The brett character is okay with decent funk but this beer is too dry and acetic for my preference. Disappointing offering from an otherwise solid brewery.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

maybe the weirdest beer i have had in 2015, truly an oddity. its very pale in color, unexpectedly so, clearly none of the scottish ale type darker and redder malts, this is a hazy blonde beer with a very fizzy white head. it smells like lemon lime gatorade, no joke, an astute observation by thebrewo as we shared this bottle, but i have to agree 100%, its literally yellow gatorade. there is a funky smoke to it as well though, honey baked ham comes to mind, with the meaty aspect coming from the smoke, and the barrel obviously having a big impact on this one. the taste is just like the nose, with both gatorade and baked ham being obvious flavors in this. that sounds kind of gross, but its actually incredible. the barrel aged portion is a big contributor, smokey and peaty as they come, but its so cool to have it be in a beer thats not malt heavy, and for it to be a sour nonetheless, insane! the sourness is major, its puckery, but also woody like a campfire being lit. cant say if this is one of my favorites or not, but it is literally a work of art, not to be missed for the curious palate. ducato has been up and down, but this is as interesting as beer gets these days, and its a big hit for me. dry as they come, and carbonated as effervescently as you could imagine, its named perfectly, and i will never forget the experience. not often i can say that these days...

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goracle
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

I can't go into detail on terminology, but I can say that I'm hunting for this beer wherever I can find it because it's the most unique and delicious beer I've ever tasted. It's loaded with smokey flavor, meat, and yet it ends refreshing. I highly recommend this and I have to say, it's my favorite beer.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of gopens44
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Brett Peat Daydream from Birrificio Del Ducato
3.78 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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