Sea Change | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Brettanomyces fermented American pale ale dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

Added by Hessian257 on 09-24-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 94
Photo of HopBomb515
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange with some copper highlights and big wisps of lacing from a head that doesn't fade. Notes of lemon, citrus rinds, funky stuff and bright tropical mango. Higher carbonation with a light body and a dry finish. This is my review fresh. It's about 2.5 months in the bottle and drinking great. Nice and different twist on a pale ale. I plan to revisit next summer with a year age to see how it changes.

Updating: drank one 4/10/16 with about 10 months on it. Super hazy apricot color, hazier than I recall. Taste notes changed to more of a stone fruit, light pepper, brine and orange. Definitely different and remarkable. Mouthfeel was less carbonated, still light and refreshing with a creamier body and still very dry. Overall I think it improved with age, the funk dropped out of it.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy bright orange. Big white head. Very tropical aroma. Tropical hops and brett. Tastes equally tropical. Brett cuts the sweet aspect with leaves a little bitterness and a dry finish. Medium light body. High carbonation. I like that this isn't very bitter, Brett complements the tropical flavors nicely.

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Photo of Zonk
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great rendition of a pale ale. Since the brett flavors fall into a citrus range its tough to tell what comes from yeast and what comes from the hops, but there is definitely a noticeable tropical fruit element. Nose was great but slightly muted (I may have served too cold). Tons of yeast in it though, pour carefully.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I had this out of a year-old bottle and it has really improved with time. While excellent fresh, this aged version blew me away. A top 5 Brett beer, up there with Arctic Saison. I hope they bottle this again soon.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A-EBF sample pour. Pours a hazy yellow color. Even the small sample has a larger, white cluster of foam.

A-Funky Brett and a lot of tropical notes. Tropical fruit by way of the hops and the Brett. Noticeable pineapple aroma. Nicely funky.

T-Flavor is all Brett. Medicinal, tropical and funky. Hops deliver some clementine and other generic citrus notes. A light, tasty biscuity backbone.

M-Very light. Supremely easy drinking. Not super bitter. Brett flavors least for quite a while.

O/D-I enjoyed it but was expecting a bit more out of this one. It's a Brett showcase. I think it could use a bit more secondary flavors to back the yeast strain.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy golden with pillowy white head that leaves spotty lace
S: Brett funk, earthiness, citrus and citrus fruit rind
T: Brett upfront, citrus lime/grapefruit, slight tart twang
M: med body, not overly carbed but has a small Bubble smooth feel. Dry finish

Overall: easy sessionable beer at 4.4% ABV and I think some barrel aging could push the complexity to a whole new level

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Photo of mdfb79
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 11/16/13 notes. Picked up a few bottles of this at the brewery and decided to crack one that night. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky, bright burnt orange color with two fingers of fluffy off white head and low carbonation evident. Some spotty lacing left on the glass and very light sediment throughout.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, light brett, floral hops, oranges, lemon zest, pineapples, bread, and fruity malts. Nose is very nice; a bit lighter on the brett than I was expecting, but very fruity and tropical. I like it a lot.

t - Taste of citrus hops, fruity malts, breads, grains, light brett, light tropical fruits, dough, and wheat. Taste is good and has a decent amount of citrus hops still, but has even less brett than the nose and is a lighter version of the nose. Good but a step down for me.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink; no problem taking down 2 glasses of it.

o - Overall a good beer and I like to see them using brett more, though it is quite light in both the nose and taste. Lots of citrus throughout and awesome tropical notes in the nose, and very easy to drink. A good beer worth trying.

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Photo of Hessian257
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft @ Anniversary Party 9/21/2013

A- A yellow/golden hued beer sporting a frothy bleach white colored head. Head sticks around for a while; great looking beer.

S- Awesome smell, has huge amounts of tropical fruit flavors as I primarily get pineapple, with a slight smell of Brett in the background.

T/M- Taste is great, and follows the nose beautifully. Starts out with a great "bright" pop of tropical fruits with a slight tart Brett taste to quickly follow. This beer was 100% fermented with a Brett yeast so its not overally tart like a secondary fermented beer. Mouthfeel is spot on and helps push the beer down nicely and makes it very refreshing. I could drink this all day.

O- A great beer, and was a super nice and easy drinking beer for the environment I was in (hot+humid) but still packed enough flavor for me wanting more.

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Sea Change from Kane Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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