Flemish Kiss | The Commons Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States
commonsbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Right out of primary fermentation this beer is decidedly an American Pale Ale, but as it enters secondary, a bridge to Belgium is built with a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. A 5 week maturation results in slightly dry, fruity beer with a hint of floral Brett character that will evolve over time.

Added by chumba526 on 03-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for this one!
Bright golden orange, lasting coverage and spotty lace.
Aroma has a light wet hay funk and a tea leaf note.
Tart with a mild acidity, lemony and fruity with a light dry funk.
Highly effervescent, a little coarse at first, but appropriate for the style.

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Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought 11/15, enjoyed 11/16

This pours an orange tinted tan. Tremendous foam, at least initially, and an incredible bouquet that I can smell from an arms length away. There's a real mellow barnyard funk, with a light touch of cherry undertones. Restrained and nuanced. This was utterly fantastic. A treat with each sip.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the commons makes some incredible rustic funky beers, their attention to detail and high quality in all they do is sometimes most on display in their simpler beers. there is nothing simple about the flavors here, but the process is rather basic, especially as wild beer goes, and despite it being somewhat untraditional stylistically, being an american pale at its core. i think its a little maltier than that, a pale red hue is in here, faintly behind the hazy wheaty looking base, an effervescent bubbling collects into a full inch of eggshell white head, looking very much alive. i get a shot of fruity vinegar on the nose, tons of wild yeast that seems unmolested by any wood maturation (not sure this ever sees oak), cherry, tang, floral hops, a cereal medley in nice proportion, and an overall delicate vibe. more acidity than we normally expect brett to produce on its own, a sort of flanders vinegar thing going on, just way more mild. a little fruity belgian yeast element comes on a bit too it seems, soft funk too, musty but bright. not as hoppy in the flavor as the nose, but there are some bitter highs to the finish. hearty beer while also being really airy in texture, a unique feel i have noticed in other of their beers. a huge thanks to my homie for bringing this one over last night. from a quality standpoint, it stood out in a very impressive lineup of ales...

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3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Dactrius
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear copper hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of light grassy hops, nice funk almost creamy lactic lemon acid. Very nice brett brux.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, very nice funk, I'm missing the lactic lemon creaminess too. There is very good light brux too.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, fluffy, clean.

O - Overall this was a solid beer with a nice almost berry funk, really good barnyard funk.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery when I was there, shared with rudzud

Pours a huge fluffy creamy 1.5 finger head that fades at a need pace with messy lacing, crystal clear copper orange color.

Nose brings big tart Brett funk, tart berry farmhouse funk, raspberry almost, acidic funk little creamy malt thing.

Taste brings Brett funk out front, little farmhouse Brett, but a lot of sour fruity funk, berry like funk, creamy lacto like creamy mild acidic funk, little flemmy finish, mild acidity lingering, little funk mostly sour acidic fruit vinegar notes.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb, little flemmy finish mild acidity.

Overall not bad, fun Brett, fruity fair funk and tartness, good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mik3coh3n
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gehille
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMindbender
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolberjs
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Flemish Kiss from The Commons Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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