Brett Peat Daydream | Birrificio Del Ducato

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Brett Peat DaydreamBrett Peat Daydream

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ygtbsm94 on 11-13-2013

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bill_abrams
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of festizio
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
4.17/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of sulldaddy
3.64/5  rDev -4%
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.

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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
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

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Photo of luke12345
1.7/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
3.98/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WTKeene
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stingraystripe
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateF90
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwjd
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Royce-
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A bona-fide gusher when served at cellar temperature.

Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a big but quickly receding head of foam. Very little lacing.

It has some Brett in the smell but more so of an aroma of band aids.

Light tartness with some noticeable funk, fruity, and then comes the band aid flavour that spoils it for me.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

I wanted to love it, especially after the price that I paid for it, but I don't even like it. It could use some work.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a chalice, poured chilled and allowed to warm.
A blend of 3 beers, one barleywine, one scotch ale aged in scotch barrels, one pale ale on Brett in stainless steel.
A - Orange blossom honey, fall straw in color, Reluctant carbonation train feeds a snow white cap. Small islands of lace look for friends as the glass slowly empties.
S - You better love peat, a cloud of it overlays an intriguing cast of characters. Honey, overripe tropical fruit, wet straw, band aid. With an increase in temperature, the peat settles into the parade. Richer malt tones, and those fruits, now with earl grey tea move into the forefront.
T - Considering the composition, this is surprisingly tropical. The peat is relentless, but not out of control. The honey notes and aged fruits stand up to a good push from the scotch ale. The Brett adds a slightly tart and clean bite. All this works in a challenging way.
M - Medium in body, a little slick, the palate is coated with fruited oils, smoked malts, and muted tartness from the Brett. All present simultaneously make for a kind of campfire Jolly Rancher. The linger is pleasant, the close out is slightly tart.
O - After the initial rush of confounding smells, the beer opens up into a complex mix of flavor, from the Peat to apricot jam in the middle stopping for a little kiss of tartness.
This one is for the explorer, the mix of sensory stimulation, can be eye popping.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Brett Peat Daydream from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 90 ratings