Brett & No Mices | Westbrook Brewing Co.

Brett & No MicesBrett & No Mices
78 Ratings
Brett & No MicesBrett & No Mices

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MasterSki on 07-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of standardcherry
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a glass.

A: Amber/golden color with a tiny white head.
S: Smells amazing. Lots of wine and brett aromas.
T: Lots of brett again, tasted a lot like wine. Lots of fruity, funky flavors in there.
M: Medium body and decent carbonation. A bit of dryness.
O: I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend it to anyone. Even my non-beer drinking friends seemed to enjoy the wine characteristics in there.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Wait, there's Brett but there ain't no Mices? Dammit... Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset amber topped by a finger of sandy off-cream foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light clove, and a healthy amount of Brett-y funk. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some mild sourdough and even more funk. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice, Brett-y BPA. Good times. Straight up.

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Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark tan in color. Forms a smallish off-whitish head. Very light lacing. Aroma is full on Brett: pineapple and tropical fruit with a wheats, somewhat tart-sour quality. Taste is lightly sweet, grainy, and, for lack of better words, quite Bretty. Lighter bodied. Heavier carbonation. A very nice Brett-forward beer.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is gold and clear with a collar of head. The nose is Brett heavy with plenty of funk, lemon, and oak. The taste is mildly tart up front with
A nice amount of Brett funk with a clean and refreshing finish. Mouthfeel is modestly carbonated with light body. Overall, a very nice Brett beer. Plenty refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jsanford
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber-gold with a thin white head that fades to a very slight ring. Big aromas of red wine and earthy Brettanomyces dominates, along with some orange peel, light grain, and floral hops. So nice, and the Brett has aged perfectly. Taste is similarly Brett-heavy, with more red wine, oak, vanilla, and earthy funk. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, with a medium body and solid carbonation. Excellent beer from Westbrook, love seeing things like this make it out of the barrel room!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a Duvel tulip, from Calton. Thanks!

Hazy, opaque ruby red with a one finger head. Pretty foamy head that sticks around for a few sips, then into a ring of foam

Unripe strawberries with vinous notes, and some sweet waffer malty backbone. A touch of earthy funk as well Similar to a white zinfandel but with a funky, beer twist.

Again, unripe strawberries and slight funk with vinous notes. Does not deviate from the nose much at all.

Ultra smooth and medium body. Not much carbonation at all.

Good, some what unique fruity notes with a solid wild ale profile. It's not ultra complex but I do have to say tasty. Glad I got to try it, thanks Calton!

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by myself during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, funk, earth, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, funk, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really looking forward to this one ever since I first heard about it going into barrels to age with the Brett. I have to say that it turned out quite well. The Brett definitely was the star of the show and made this known throughout the glass. Everyone who tried the growler at the tasting agreed as well. Definitely a well done brew that is worth trying for any fan of that pure Brett flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Treebs
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Mike (mikeincharleston) for sending this my way. Shared at my buddy's engagement party. 750 ml bottle served in a mini tasting glass. Bottles June 1, 2012.

A: Hazy dark apricot color with an off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a bubbly ring that leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Definite red wine up front. Dark grapes with some light funk and mild oak as well. The slightest bit of grassy hops are present, but faint.

T: Retrained red wine flavors with sour grape skin, funk and mild yeast. The finish is slightly malty and sweet.

M: Medium to light bodied with a nice carbonation level and a smooth, drying finish.

O: The red wine barrel definitely dominated the nose, but it was more restrained in the taste which allowed more of the other flavors to shine.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass (I know, I know) at cellar temperature.

L – Hazy medium amber color with a big 4-finger cream-colored pillowy head. Very good retention and really nice lacing. Lots of bubbles from what I can see.

S – There are the definite tell-tale aromas of funky Brettanomyces and acetic Lactobacillus/Acetobacter along with red wine, oak, grapes, and apples. Smells really, really nice.

T – An amalgam of red wine, funk, vinegar, and oak flavors. Tastes pretty good but not nearly as complex or layered as the aroma suggests.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a fizzy and tart mouthfeel, and a very dry and tart finish. Sour acidity lingers for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a pretty good sour beer. I was very impressed at the onset with the appearance and the aroma being great. Because of this, I was expecting more from the taste. The aroma had a lot going on that didn’t appear at all in the flavor. Still, this is a nice and drinkable beer. I have yet to have a Westbrook beer that I don’t like.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Brett & No Mices from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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