Brett & No Mices
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Ratings:
78
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 28, 2015
Added:
Jul 19, 2012
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  16
SCORE
89
Very Good
Brett & No MicesBrett & No Mices
Notes: Instead of just complaining, there is no hopefully enough or a chance that some of you will take notice of the subtle vinous oak character, and funky old timey taste of this 10 month barrel-aged and dry-hopped Belgian-style pale ale.

30 IBU
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Ratings by rarbring:

  None found.

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3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy golden hue with a thin white head.

S - Aromas of very brett, super cheesy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of cheese notes, tons of brett too. The almost blue cheese asserts itself over all other aspects.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was rather messy. Loads of cheesy funk. Ugh.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 28, 2015
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4.28 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Oct 09, 2015
 
2.63 by W_Des from North Carolina on Jul 21, 2015
 
4.66 by JavierGC from Spain on Apr 27, 2015
 
3.92 by sendsilk from Florida on Feb 15, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Feb 02, 2015
 
4 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Jan 12, 2015
 
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 18, 2014
 
4 by heffnate77 from New York on Sep 25, 2014
 
4 by HuaiDan from New York on Aug 12, 2014
 
4 by Boski from North Carolina on Apr 28, 2014
 
4 by jeff1973 from California on Apr 15, 2014
 
3.75 by Holland from Illinois on Jan 16, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 4thelvofbeer from Virginia

All around, this was a very drinkable really good beer. A nice twist to a Belgian Pale Ale...the barrel tastes make this a easy beer to drink with a some really nice flavors. Big fan of Westbrook beers and this one, like other Westbrrok beers I have enjoyed, does not disappoint!

Dec 15, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by StaveHooks from Oklahoma

750ml served in a Duvel Tulip
Thanks to Hopswagger for this one.
Bottled June 2012

A - Super cloudy, tawny orange/brown color. 2 fingers of yellow head fizzle down forming a thin cap. Zero lacing.
Opened this one over the sink and I'm glad I did. Popped the top and out came gushing bubbles.

S - Big brett aroma, citrus and cherries, tart and sweet, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple but mostly papaya. I mean like you cut open a papaya and stuck your nose in it. There's a strong layer of wine soaked wood along. Some cherry bubblegum and mineral notes in the background along with some lactose sugar.

T - Tart fruit upfront, cherries, grapes, lemons, very seltzer like. Stings the tongue. Then it transitions into some sweet and fruity malts in the middle, orange citrus, some bubblegum, semi tart candy but quickly turning dry again. The wine barrel rolls in bringing in old vinous wood, dried tropical fruits, vinous basement funk, earthiness, dry with an refreshing finish.

M - Effervescent bubbles upfront, very dry in the middle but the dryness drops off a tad on the finish. The carbonation is overbearing the first pour but drops of as it sets. Medium wet body but full carbonation. Weird mouthfeel.

Awesome bretty aroma full of tropical and vinous fruit. The barrel was milder in the flavor but added plenty depth. The mouthfeel is weird and hard to explain. This bottle is almost 1.5 years old and I've never had it fresh so I can't tell if it's gotten better or worse but it's drinking great.

Nov 13, 2013
 
4 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont on Oct 15, 2013
 
3.75 by LambicKing from Germany on Sep 23, 2013
 
4 by thegoon55 from Massachusetts on Sep 15, 2013
 
3.5 by jmarsh123 from Indiana on Aug 26, 2013
 
3.25 by icehawk from South Carolina on Aug 09, 2013
 
3.5 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Jul 23, 2013
 
3.5 by Durb777 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2013
 
4.25 by duff247 from Texas on Jul 18, 2013
 
4 by Hopbully from Virginia on Jul 16, 2013
 
3.75 by Spider889 from Ohio on Jul 14, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MacQ32 from South Carolina

A - pours a hazy muddied light amber. Small white head that dissipated quickly, decent thick lacing hangs around the glass

S - lots of sour funkyness, smells great. Earthy subtleness

T - decent dry earthy bitter sour cherry flavors up front, the sourness lingers. Smells more tart/sour then it is

M - lighter bodied, slightly watery feeling. Good carbonation. Incredibly refreshing

O - tasty but not quite as fantastic as I expected

Jul 12, 2013
 
4.25 by dabakemon from Alabama on Jul 07, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kawilliams81 from Illinois

Bottled June 2012

Big oak, sour cherries, and funk aromas.

Huge oakiness, slightly sweet, some dark fruits, and funk, Brett.

Very nice, love the aroma.

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Jun 23, 2013
 
4 by GratefulEdd from Alabama on May 30, 2013
 
4.25 by ChrisMetcalfe from South Carolina on May 23, 2013
 
4.25 by Photekut from Tennessee on May 18, 2013
 
4 by FUwolfpacker from South Carolina on May 18, 2013
 
4.75 by raverjames from Virginia on May 03, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rifugium from North Dakota

Got this as an extra in a trade with [I think] DoubleSunshine. Thanks!
Shared with a few folks at a recent tasting.

Medium amber color, with a foamy white head that left some lacing on the glass. In the nose, some bready malts and yeasty funk, slightly vinous. Taste of sweet bready malts, light fruity essence, grape and mild cherry, leather and earth, brett imparting a little funk. Body was about medium, carbonation was moderate. A good melding of flavors, yet nothing intense going on. Kind of walked the edge of a few different styles here, but overall it was an enjoyable brew.

Apr 21, 2013
 
4.25 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Apr 13, 2013
 
4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Mar 31, 2013
 
4.5 by sendbeer from Georgia on Mar 31, 2013
 
4.25 by claytong from Vermont on Mar 09, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by oline73 from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades away rather quickly. The nose is full of funky brett with a mild wine note. The taste is quite funky and full of brett, but this beer is hardly sour at all. I'm getting some wine and lots of oak. The finish is really dry. I really enjoyed the oaky notes and thought the wine was a nice touch.

Mar 06, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AlexFields from Tennessee

Pours a super hazy toffee color with a pretty thick off white head.

Smells of brett, vinous white wine character/grape.

Taste is big brett, some mildly sweet honey or flower character, white grape and other light fruit.

Lots of carbonation, nice full mouthfeel.

Really solid bretty sour, not super acidic, good balance of sweet backbone and brett funk.

8.0/10

Mar 02, 2013
Brett & No Mices from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 78 ratings