Brett Peat Daydream | Birrificio Del Ducato

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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

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Added by ygtbsm94 on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
16.14%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is one crazy complex beer. Sour, smokey with peat and oddly refreshing. Really interesting

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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 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 kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
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 SocalKicks
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of VeganUndead
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
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 corby112
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 VelvetExtract
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a brownish orange color. Hazy. Barely any head. Not a ton of lacing either. It pours like it has some body to it.

S-Aroma is really neat. It's very, very pleated. Also some serious funkiness hanging around in there as well. A sweet lining holds the peat and Brett together. The Brett gives off a nice herbal/medicinal/eucalyptus aroma.

T-Definitely some cured meat. Bonfire. A ton of peat. Funky, musty and somewhat sour as well. The Brett is heavy and pretty tasty to boot. I'm really surprised by how well the Brett/peat combo works together. A nice woody oakiness lingers as well.

M-A bit prickly with nice body. Almost tannic. The flavor (especially the smoked, salted meat component) really hangs around for a while.

O/D-Really cool. Wasn't expecting to enjoy this beer. It was a hit with me. Wild, sour, funky, meaty and peaty. Some how it works!

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Brett Peat Daydream from Birrificio Del Ducato
3.78 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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