Flemish Kiss | The Commons Brewery

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196 Ratings
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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:
196
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.7/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured a light amberish color with big carbonation yileding a bit white fomay cap.

S: Dried fruits in the way of cherries and some apples. Plenty of hay and barnyard funk going on with some spice. However, I do pickup some plastic on this...

T: A nice stinging booze bite upfront with some yeast, spice, fruits and funk. Then some plastic appears, not good. The finish is dry, lingering hay and funk with more plastic in the background

M: Light-medium bodied, well carbonated, perhaps a tad bit to high. Effervescent.

O: I may have scored a tainted bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a cervoise. Thanks, Aaron! Fairly-strong levels of Brett. Barnyard and some phenolics with backing cherry. Very dry.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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

Murky lighter shade of amber in the tall glass. Big foam up on first couple of pours, but it is not so bad after blowing off the head. This one should probably be stored in the refrigerator for a while to get the yeast to settle down.

Flavors are tart, tangy, and cidery. Very fruity and weird with plenty of the "meaty" flavor that goes along with the Brett yeastiness. Apricot nectar with a little vinegar. But complex and full of crazy flavors. It's just a lot of damned yeast. I am liking the plain Brett brews, but not so sure about this multi-yeast concoction.

From the 750 bottle purchased at Bottleworks in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

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3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml : tulip snifter

Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange with a thick, foamy, craggy off white head.

Light Brett tartness blends nicely into faintly sweet, fruity and floral hops.

Floral notes transition into lightly tart Brett notes. Decent malty backing.

Medium body, with active, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable Belgian-inspired take on a pale ale. The brett added a nice tartness without becoming downright sour.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Flemish Kiss from The Commons Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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