Tumescence | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
297
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by busternuggz:
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip. Brett saison made with raspberries, mango, and some unnamed herbs & spices.

Murky dark orange color, kind of looks like carrot juice. Huge bubbly white head that quickly fades to nothing. No lacing. Kind of weird looking.

Big raspberry smell on the nose, followed by a little brett and earthy funk. The mango is more subtle. Some kind of spices. Nice.

Raspberries and brett also lead on the taste, with the spices lending some flavor and bitterness. I'm guessing there's grains of paradise in there. Very fruity, comes on sweet/tart and ends dry. Some alcohol presence.

Light bodied but kind of viscous. Ends dry but feels kind of filmy in my mouth.

I'm a little torn on this beer. It definitely doesn't taste or look much like a saison, and it could stand to be lower in alcohol. I think they went a little overboard with the fruit too. But it was pretty tasty, like a brett fruit beer. I probably wouldn't buy it again but it was certainly worth buying once.

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Photo of JonCaytion
4.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Heavy fruit taste, but not too sweet, pours a cloudy grapefruit pink/orange. Love it

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3.45/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in a teku glass. Pours an orange/pink color. Nose has promise of raspberry. Taste is raspberry and slight mango. Very slight tartness. Mouthfeel is light.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of augustgarage
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Drie de Fonteinen tumbler.

Muddy, guava-puree-colored body with an active and very soapy papaya whip crown. Hints of pink throughout. Soapy lacing, decent retention.

The aroma is pure mango and a faint floral element with some vague pepper and funk notes from the Brett. Hard to detect anything else.

Tropical fruit pith, Seville orange (rind and all), sweet, floral, intensely fruity, but rapidly drying to a bracing peppery finish. The raspberries and mango play off one another well, though they completely dominate the flavor profile - the Brett. only cutting through in the finish and the rest of the yeast adding flavor more on a subliminal level in comparison.

Creamy, medium-light bodied, not too thick, with well controlled alcohol.

First and foremost a fruit beer, the saison base blends well as a foil to the sweetness, but this is more like a beer smoothie than a proper ale. Very fresh and original, and while I'm not sure if this is a successful beer, it certainly isn't mediocre.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Tumescence from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 297 ratings