Brett Dream | Funkwerks

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Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Mebuzzard on 03-23-2012

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 18
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Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, #151/2100. Pours clear straw yellow with a monstrous rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is doughy malts and floral fruity brett with some funk and a little band-aid.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and some slightly tart fruit with some earthy funk and a little brett. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, like the Elder Brett I liked this better fresher. Not as fruity and bretty as I remembered.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of brett and leather notes, as well as some orange citrus notes and some wheat. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of the funky brett and leather notes, which really dry out the beer. I also get some orange and lemon notes which go well with the brett. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Avast
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice yellow hazey hue, with a sticky white head that lines the glass till the last drop. Stinky, horseblanket smell. Sour up front, blue cheese hints, (in my opinion). Not too sour, but just sour enough. Grapefruit hints; I also tasted a slight apricot essence to this beer. Good beer, have to like the brett infused beers though.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Slightly hazed light golden and dark straw in color with a very large, tightly bubbled near-white head that lasts and lasts, eventually leaving rings and gobs of sticky lace down the glass. Very pretty.

Earthy aroma with mild grass and hay elements, along with distinct, though not overly strong Brett character.

The flavor too is nice, though very simple. The Brett is present and not overly powerful, along with mild grass and wet straw flavor.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly well crafted. Airy and disappearing.

Very nice, somewhat simple Belgian (Brett) pale.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarsh123
2.28/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Right off the bat, this one gushed pretty bad. Pours murky yellow with more foam than beer on initial opening. Head died down to leave little retention.

Smells like brett. Really not much else. Maybe a few spicy Belgian yeast notes.

Pretty similar flavor. Generic saison characteristics overlayed with Brett. Not particularly complex or interesting and the spices along with brett leave an astringent aftertaste.

Light bodied and as previously mentioned way over carbonated which accentuated the astringency more.

Meh totally forgettable beer. The search for a Funkwerks beer I like is still ongoing.

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Photo of blakelive784
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed from notes:

A - Pours a murky banana yellow/golden color with 2.5 fingers of fizzy white head. Retention is very good. Inviting.

S - Lemon, clean unrefined barley and pilsner malt, bland yeast, light tart notes, and plain fruity hops notes. I don't actually find too many brett notes; I'm a bit let down by this.

T - Follows the nose closely, unfortunately. The bretts contribute a very light tart funkiness, though it's by no means evident or apparent. Heavy lemon and a strange green apple note that I don't like too much. The hops are similarly simple. I'm really disappointed by this one.

M - Light bodied, airy, highly carbonated, and dry. This, at least, is done very well.

D - I won't be having this again. Ridiculously overpriced, simple, and really just an average beer. It could be good, though in it's current state it's no more than average.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of SourinQns
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to fortsambo for getting some of this out my way, and also for sending along an extra Funkwerks tulip, which this was served in.

Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy straw color with a nice puffy white head of rocky foam. Really nice retention and some ringy lacing on the way down. Nice cap throughout.

The first whiff off the pour brings a pretty-heavy amount of Brett phenolics. Probably too much, as it really takes over everything else. Afterward there is some light pilsner malt alongside a touch of pineapple and citrus rind. The flavor has the same deficiency in the the phenols have really taken over. They're not over the top to the point where it's not enjoyable, but they do mask most of the other components of the beer.

Body is very light and spritzer-like, making it extremely easy to drink. No alcohol whatsoever. Bone-dry finish.

Overall, I really liked the feel, but found the nose and flavor to be a bit too one dimensional, and not with a characteristic that I was a huge fan of. Still, worthy of a try for sure. Love to see this experimentation.

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

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of riored4v
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured GENTLEY in to a tulip. Massive amounts of carbonation and head. Unacceptable amounts making it extremely hard to pour and/or drink. Aside from the insanely large frothy head, the body was a lightly hazed golden color.

I found it hard to get a good reading on the aroma since the head was coming out over the glass. Once i removed some of it, there was solid notes of brett. Nice musty, fruitiness. A bit grainy. Slightly earthy. Fruity.

Taste, again, hard to get a good taste. Once the head settled a bit, I got some light pineapple and mango. Some earthyness and a light peppery/spice flavor. Some for-sure notes of brett and a farmhouse flavors. Light grainy flavor with a mild maltiness.

Mouthfeel was great. Bone dry with a huge amount of carbonation and light body.

Overall it was a nice beer but the carbonation was a bit difficult to work around. Once I was able to, I enjoyed the beer and its blend of flavors. ABV was not noticeable either.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of AleApostle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Kuemmelbrau
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new one from the werks of funk. Pours a murky light, faded orange/rusty color. The head is fantastic with soft white foam, semi-rocky. Slick lacing, splotchy

Funky aroma. Fuzzy peach, barnyard. Faint sour lemon. Some butyric notes. Hmm...

Thankfully the butric vomit stuff stops at the nose. That being said, the flavors just don't pop. The softness of the non-bubbles doesn't help. The peach in the nose is subdued and the lemon is gone. A slight touch of clove and coriander in the finish. Somewhat sweet.

Not a bad beer. It's missing something, either in flavor or feel.

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