Brekeriet Cassis | Brekeriet

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3.91/5
Very Good
49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brekeriet
Sweden
brekeriet.se

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brekeriet Cassis is a black currant fruit beer/wild ale hybrid mainly fermented with Brettanomyces yeast.

Added by Anonymous1 on 06-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,190
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
4
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8
Trade:
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Photo of Erik-P
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle (@ 5.4% ABV) - not a lot of Swedish brews make their way to Alberta, and certainly nothing as fancy as this!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark salmon amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy pale pink head, which leaves some crooked Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of funky bacterial infection, wet wood, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheatiness, some minor lemon and musty black currant fruitiness, and a touch of leafy and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is big and tart black currant fruity notes, a prominent musty earthiness, dank barrel staves, some sour milkiness as it warms, a bready graininess and a still laid back wheaten cereal character, some edgy (but not particularly funky) Brett, plain mineral water, and an indistinct verdant hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its quotidian frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the fruitiness mostly overrides the local troublemakers, as such. It finishes off-dry, the base malt and black currant fruit keeping the lingering tart and sour esters at bay.

Overall, this isn't a bad sour fruit ale, it's just that there is a strange combination of milk and soured fruit that kind of starts to get on my nerves after a spell. Maybe it's a too many cooks spoil the broth sort of thing, i.e. more complicated than complex.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant ruby red with a soft, pink blanket.

Smell is funky barnyard and horse blanket fairly strongly, with some rose petal, raspberry, and pepper supporting.

Taste is rhubarb, Flintstones Push-Up Pop, and blackberry. My drinking companion at the time noticed a hint of pickled cauliflower, and I noted some fresh, clean river water--a sort of mineral accent.

Tart, dry and acetic but not harsh.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kristinc
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Burgundy color with purple head. Aroma is very rich and fruity, with blackcurrants, bitter dark cherries and blackberries. Taste starts sour and fruity up-front, not much complexity but really intense on the dark fruits. It's like a fruit lambic without the funky notes. It's really nice overall, clean sourness and lots of fruits.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.6/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

First, let me say that this beer is beautiful. Deep red, ruby tones. Pretty hot.
Unfortunately, it smells and tastes awful. It kind of reminds me of a skunk. Not like skunked hops, but that smell you get when you hit a skunk with your car.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
2.45/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Beautiful dark red color, but otherwise pretty bad. Enteric dirty diaper aroma, spicy/earthy currants, strangely herbal tasting.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Served in a wine glass 4/13/2015.

A- Darker pink-reddish body with a light pink head that measures about 2 fingers, good retention, nice film and lacing.

S- Lemon, dark currant fruit aromas, a little bit of wheat. For the most part it is a fairly fruity beer. A bit of lemon zest, oak, leather.

F- It's an odd combination with the moderate currant fruit presence, citrus zest, leather, a bit of sulfur. The backend seems to have more of a light bodied citrusy, earthy flavour that is hard to pin down.

M- Medium-thin bodied, good carbonation, dry and nicely effervescent, however the finish has a strange off-flavour that I can't put my finger on. I am thinking it is the earthy, slightly muddy character contributed by the brett.

O- Decent fruit beer/AWA hybrid, but it seems to deliver more of the cons of both styles and not enough of the pros. Still worth giving a shot especially if you enjoy Brett beers and/or black currant fruit.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Enochase04
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grze
4.91/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had the beer at the Shelton Brothers festival and it was easily in the top 10 of the event. Keeping in mind there were beers like Cantillon Gueuze '05, West Ashley, Fou Foune or Blueberry Flanders available there. This is a fantastic wild ale (not sure why it's listed just as a fruit beer).

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Brekeriet Cassis from Brekeriet
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 49 ratings