Fear Of A Brett Planet
Round Guys Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,340
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,268
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.29%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
131
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Round Guys Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  22
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by MNPikey:
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MNPikey from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 15, 2015
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +26.9%

I don't know why this beer is reviewed/rated so poorly. I think it's amazing. Not a hop bomb, so much as a funky, tropical tasting little ale. I was surprised to see this listed on here as a pale ale, because it seems more like one of those beers that defies style labels.

Flavors are subdued all around, but I could drink lots of these and be happy without being overwhelmed. Hints of mango and pineapple.

Good body/ mouthfeel with a little pop of carbonation, that is lighter and another than many pale ales.

Too dark where I was too notice how pretty the beer looked

Oct 26, 2014
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Round Guys Brewery "Fear Of A Brett Planet"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating

I was fairly surprised when I poured this beer as it was a mainly-clear deep amber/almost-copper beneath a full head of frothy off-white. I was expecting something golden, but the nose was even more surprising! HOPS! Citrusy (grapefruit as well as other tropical fruits), gently piney, resinous, slightly earthy - all over a decidedly caramelish malt base. Very odd for a Brett beer, although I guess you could argue that one of the original Brett beers, Orval, has some hops to it. Onward to the flavor... Very much as the nose suggests, but there is a bit of Brett in there as well, leathery and slightly metallic, with a bit of wet straw. I'm not sure where I stand on this, but there are no faults, and as you progress through the glass the tropical fruitiness and Brett notes meld quite nicely. Additionaly, as far as I know, it's pretty original, so points for that. Enjoyable start to finish, worth tryin' for sure!

Jul 28, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

When it comes to CANs and The CANQuest (TM), I have no fear! I am not a huge fan of Brett, but it does not bother me, either.

From the CAN: "100% Brett fermented Pale Ale"; "Reinvent the powers that be. Venture forth - bold, seldom realized - untold. Redefined palate, tuned by this bitter mallet. Punchy grapefruit hop tastes, not laying waste. Caramel malts, plunged beneath ivory, it exalts. That's a GOLD. CRISP. FLORAL tryst. Wrangled alone. The only Brett Planet. Quivered. Delivered. Round Guys Brewery."

The Crack! unleashed a little spritz, so I decided to show it that I meant business by employing an inverted Glug. The trick to such a pour is knowing when to begin backing off. I have gotten quite good at this and so I ended up with just over two fingers of soapy, eggshell-white head that quickly began popping and burping and falling away to wisps, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy Amber to Deep Amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had Brett's characteristic funk, but it was not as pronounced as in some beers that I have drank. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was tart and funky, but again, not as pronounced as in some Brett beers that I have tried. Here, I was getting sour apples, grapefruit zest, lemon peel, light sweat to give you an idea. Finish was f**king tart! I felt my lips puckering tight. It looks as though I will not be playing the trumpet later.

Aug 18, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with an amber verging on golden color and is capped by a sturdy head that leaves some shards behind

Smell: Tropical fruit tones and a touch of Brett funk.

Taste: Light bready malts support the peach and passion fruit fruit flavors; the Brett builds, after the swallow, to complement the fruit; the finish is relatively dry

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with crisp carbonation

Overall: I like the balance here between the Brett and the tropical fruit

Sep 08, 2016
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victory4me from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

May 22, 2014
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 22, 2016
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber, head is light tan, presents thin, light bubbles on the glass.

aroma is pretty much all malt, some light off notes from the brett but very feint, pretty good earthy hop aroma.

Taste is very good, maybe a hoppier, dryer version of fat tire comes to mind as something remotely close. Malt is clean caramel notes and hops are simple and earthy with light citrus and lemon notes that could be from the yeast. Brett character is subtle in the mouth but provides unique presence and flavors.

Mouthfeel is quite dry but the malt holds its own as a lingering quality

Overall, a unique and very good pale ale.

Aug 17, 2014
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razorsdescent from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 15, 2015
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kwa357 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jun 27, 2014
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Nov 28, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Nov 26, 2014
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 19, 2016
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jul 12, 2014
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deapokid from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Apr 21, 2014
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drew74 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

May 26, 2014
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 03, 2015
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Kadonny from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli PA.

A: A medium brownish red color with a one finger slightly off white reddish head. No glass lacing.

S: Herbal and citrusy with some hay, must and slight caramel sweetness.

T: I get the hoppy flavors up front that are herbal and grassy in nature. I get some slight citrus also. This mixes quickly with the darker wet hay and must flavors. A slight malt sweetness lays in the middle before the finish. The hops create a slight bitterness at the end as it finishes dry and crisp. A word of note, let this one warm up and the brett and funk get more prominent. Totally different beer, I like it.

M: Light to medium, funky, no alcohol and nice carbonation.

O: This is a totally different take on a brett beer. It's lighter in body and way more easily drinkable than say a Matilda since it's APA based, but it is still a really great brett beer. As I said, let it warm and you will be rewarded.

I really enjoyed this beer. I don't know anything about these guys, but this beer was very good and will get me to try more of their stuff. Really terrific beer if you like brett.

Jun 24, 2014
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huysmans from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Aug 18, 2014
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 02, 2016
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-can to duvel chalice.

A: A monstrous 2+ finger solid dull white foamy head rests above a lightly tarnished orange colored body of generally good clarity. A fast paced glass consuming effervesce fills the vessel with excitement. Soapy large void pockets line vessel with a weakly holding soapy patch lacing.

S: Sweet lemony grapefruit, fresh oranges.

T: Crisp floral orange for flavor, a zesty bold grapefruit bite with a good dose of citrus hops comes with a light musky offering of yeast, bready, dry with some barn wood and caramelized orange malting. Very dry fruit yeast finish.

M: Crisp very tight mouthful, medium full body, lightly creamy texture, toasty bread warmth on the swallow.

O: Drinks like a belgian pale, nice touch of sour funk citrus from the yeast, the brett increases towards the end of the drink, dry and funky. very good overall.

Apr 07, 2016
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billab914 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jul 12, 2014
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BigMike from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Oct 01, 2014
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jaywes754 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jun 20, 2014
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pearljam118 from Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brett thinned out all flavor.

Jan 27, 2015
Fear Of A Brett Planet from Round Guys Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 131 ratings