Collaboration Series: ISO:FT | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 02-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
102
For Trade:
5
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing is present on this one. Smell is of sour fruits, vinegar, and some funky aromas. Taste is also of sour fruit and vinegar with a very nice funky presence. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good sour with some nice aromas and flavors.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oline73
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. Thank you so much to Arenbeer for bringing this bottle. I never thought I would get to try this one. Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish dark amber color. There is a layer of off white head and decent retention.

Smell: Fruity with sweet malt and mild vinegar notes. Acidic and mildly sweet.

Taste: Super tart and a bit fruity. There are some woody notes as well as fruit. The malt balances out the sourness very well. The finish is a bit spicy and sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit spicy.

Overall: The barrel did good things to this beer. I thought this was a real treat to get to try.

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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sandstone. Thanks, Rog.

Pretty much copying my Marron Acidifie review here because the beers are so damn similar. Dark reddish-brown topped by a thin head. Carbonation is low and the body is cloudy and opaque. Tart raspberry/blackberry aroma, very vinous, reminiscent of red wine vinegar. Hay-like funk, reserved acetic sourness with a little brown malt beneath. Guava has a faint presence on the nose, lending a tropical fruit undertone that's pleasant. I can't say that the dates come through much at all. Sharply sour on the tongue, exhibiting a nice balance of acetic and lactic sourness with a lean toward the acetic side. Blackberry fruitiness, subtle guava, integrated oak and some nice vinous dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable, but it's not particularly different than Marron; the fruit adds a very mild layer of flavor.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle at the Bruery/Cigar City salon at SAVOR 2011. Served in a SAVOR goblet.

Pours a fairly-clear tawny copper color with an average off-white head. Sparse lacing and a bit of a collar on the way down. The nose brings forward heavy amounts of fruit with a really, really strong guava presence that sets the tone for the whole beer. A bit of the date character is in the background.

The flavor really takes it up to the next level as the guava and the acidity really pair quite well. Gone is much of the brown sugar from Marron Acidife; instead, this is all fruit with a bit of funk. Lingering sourness throughout and a slight oak presence. The guava and underlying acidity are a beautiful thing in the mouthfeel, producing a tart acidity that's buoyed by a bit of oak. Slight funk in the finish as well. I am very, very much looking forward to having this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Didn't think I would ever get to try this, but thanks to rudzud for it.

Pours a light fizzy head that fades almost instantly. Dark murky caramel ruby maroon color.

Nose brings nice blend of sour malts and caramel candy malts, nice toffee and caramel, candy, etc, with great sour tart fruits and souring bacteria, with a nice tart guava and guava extract, and plenty of candied dates, nice buttery vanilla oak, oak is so buttery.

Taste brings sweet and sour, big on both. Are nice barleywine like malt profile, with caramel candy malts and little whisky like barrel note, lots of buttery and vanilla oak rounding. Some sour malt notes, and into tart fruit, nice sour like guava note with big guava juice, into a candied date again, nice dark fruit. Back end gets a bit of a meh sour porter note, and acidic sour vinous note. Finish is sticky syrupy and flemmy, more candied dates and guava paste, bit some bitter tannins as well, little oak barrel and dark sour malts.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, syrupy but sour and acidic, flemmy, hint of booze.

Overall really interesting nice sour, great guava and date fruits, nice sour malts and candy malt flavours, and nice barrel rounding, but that tannic somewhat unpleasant finish takes it down a notch.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, very hazy and cloudy with a rich tan colored head. Excellent retention left behind thick coating side glass lace.

The first notes to come across were funky and sour, which were to be expected, however, letting this one warm up brought about all sorts of goodness. This one had to warm though to really let you appreciate all of the subtleties that were going on here. Rich notes of caramel and tart cherries, light notes of oak and woodsy like malts. Extremely complex here. The flavor was much more of the same, just absolutely decadent and delicious. This was honestly one of the best flavors I have ever experienced in a beer, and I really mean that. It was tremendously good. Started out a nice rush of Brett funkiness in all of its glory, rich notes of fruit, cherries layered in on top of that with an almost toffee like flavor as the base. This was very reminiscent of a funky KRE in its complexity. A rich cascade of semi sweet flavor then rolled through and tool over as it always does. I have to admit it needed a little bit more punch in the carbonation though it was still very well done.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Roger for opening this beer. Very much appreciated.

A: The pour is quite hazy and dark reddish-brown in color with a finger or two of off-white head.

S: Like with Marron Acidifie, the acetic character is rather in check. Plenty of red fruits and particularly lots of red wine aroma. Nice oak and a touch of leather and chocolate. The fruits don't come through too much, but there is a bit of the guava.

T: A light caramel sweetness to it with just a hint of dates and plums. Red wine, red wine vinegar, and some tart guava. A nice oakiness to it and a little bit of tannins, maybe some leathery funk.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Not sure if I liked this or Marron better. Very good either way.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!

The beer is slightly hazy and appears orange to red in color. The aroma offers a strong lactic and acetic presence with some mildly sweet fruit. Smells like a fruity Flanders ale. The flavor is sour and funky, with some lingering notes of cherries. Moderate carbonation with a funky acetic finish. The feel is a bit rough. A good beer, but not great, I would have this again.

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.
I've been sitting on this one for a little while and since company came over I thought this would be the perfect beer to shock some people! I guess the first shocker was the self pouring bottle. She opens with a huge hiss and foams violently for a few seconds until the pressures equalize. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a huge bubbly tan head that piles it high but recedes almost instantly. Initially I got lots of banana and tropical fruit but that seemed to quickly give way to more of a lemon and tart cherry thing on the nose. Earthy funk with a touch of yeastiness and wood round out the nose. The flavor still holds a bit of sweet brown sugary malt which is a bit surprising! The funky earthiness is more prevalent in the flavor and mixes well with the dates which add a bit of sweetness. Light tart tropical fruit with just a touch of wood and alcohol round everything out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart lightly tongue pricking mouthfeel. Hugely interesting beer, that most of my guests couldn't stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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