Brett Session IPA
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

Brett Session IPABrett Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,549
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,663
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 5.65%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
From:
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
 
Quebec, Canada
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Wants
  6
Gots
  8
SCORE
88
Very Good
Brett Session IPABrett Session IPA
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by TheDoctor:
Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SERVICE: Bottle
Bottled On: 10-16-2014


A:
Pours a milky gold color with two fingers of effervescent white head that is pretty thick and stays at an okay film. Decent retention; no lacing to speak of. (3.75)

S:
Earthy fruits. Mango, weed, pineapple, lime, horse blanket under it all. (4.25)

T:
Dry and bitter. Citrus pith, pine, wet earth, dusty lingering flavor from the brett. (4)

M:
Dry and slightly resinous with a light-medium body and a dusty finish. (4)

O:
Very good IPA.
It has a cool, bright label, and smells and tastes likewise.
Looks okay in the glass and tastes good. Solid and evenly bitter with some aromatic fruit notes in the background. But the nose is where it really kills it. Super fruity and juicy with an earthy background.
Definitely the most “American” IPA I've had from these guys. Any brett characteristics weren't really apparent at first, but they come out as it warms a lot more. I think it is actually good that they are firmly in the background. They seem to enhance the underlying earthiness in the beer while letting the fruitiness of the hops stand out in the aroma. Excellent beer.
Will have again; worth trying to find. (4.25)

Also, is that Festus from 'Gunsmoke' on the label? I hope so...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 4ster
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a clear bright yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with some floral citrus hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by citrusy hoppy notes with limited bitterness and some funky notes with some fruity ester clearly identifiable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very good beer and nice touch on trying to focus on fruity side of Brett instead of the more dry and funky side associated with this yeast type.

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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ludachris
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The clarity of its bright polished gold body gives it an extra sheen. Nearly three fingers of fluffy, light paper white head rests on top. Thin legs of lace form concentrically along the top of the glass. Its colour makes it not look like your average IPA.

Pineapple. Freshly cut, juicy, ripe pineapple seeps from the glass. Equally ripe peaches and apricots stick right behind it. It's ultra tropical and juicy. The more I smell it, the more phenolics I get; banana and clove most notably. There's a hint of a sour twang to it. Warm fresh biscuit in the background becomes more prominent as it warms.

Its 100% Brett fermentation is what makes the nose as glorious as it is. Its hop character comes in the taste. Grassy and piney with a bit of sap. Pineapple still pulls through but in a more reserved manner. Its sweetness is mixed with its hop bitterness giving it an unrefined quality. A filling biscuit note is present from beginning to end.

Light to medium bodied with a very enjoyable creaminess. Its slightly below average carbonation accentuates this. The finish is dry with a lingering grassy, sappy bitterness that never comes across as too much.

What a treat. With it being named "Brett Session IPA", it was impossible to pass up. I love the massive influence the Brett had on the nose. So juicy and so inviting. With session IPA's, I'm always a bit worried the body will be too thin to support its hop character/bitterness. With this beer, this was never the case. The body was surprisingly full relative to its alcohol content and its creaminess is bang on. Quebec, I love you.

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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bugs318
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Whatup14
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Franck
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Smell is very intense. Citrus, fresh cut grass, pine, hint of pepper. Seems to be very fruity.
Mouthfeel is short but tastefull. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and orange zest. Hint of pine and no trace of brett yeast but they leave their mark with a strong fruit taste, often hard to have with this kind of beer.
Bitterness is short and dry with touch of citrus juice. Very nice beer. Hope to find some next summer!

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Photo of BakaGaijin
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatChar
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JFLaRock
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of northof60hops
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dgilbert1270
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxes
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L. translucent, honey colored. small but persistent head.

S. strong smell of bergamot orange and of other citrus fruits.

T. overwhelmed by the bitterness in the first gulps, with time the bretts became more apparent. weak notes of fruitiness implied by the nose.

F. aqueous, some effervescence. the bitterness lingers for a while in the back of the mouth

O. That nose is incredible. Unfortunately it didn't completely deliver on the taste front as I would have hoped for more of the implied fruits. Still a pleasant beer to drink, I enjoyed the bitterness and I definitely see myself having a few in the coming summer months.

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Photo of eberesford
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours misty pale gold with a dense head that dissipates but leaves generous lacing throughout. Aroma lemon zest, melon and some brett funk. Taste - stunning for a session beer - lemon, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral herbal hops balance the sweetness perfectly. A full mouth without compromising the sessionable character.

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Brett Session IPA from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 24 ratings