Cassis
Brekeriet

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From:
Brekeriet
 
Sweden
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 15.09%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
37
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 11, 2017
Added:
Jun 07, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  8
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Brekeriet Cassis is a black currant fruit beer/wild ale hybrid mainly fermented with Brettanomyces yeast.
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Rated: 3.53 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Derek from Canada (BC)

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.23 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden

Nov 26, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.
Nov 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

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.
Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Deltoro from Florida

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.39 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Mar 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

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.
Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by dcmchew from Romania

Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by D_Min from Canada (BC)

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Jun 01, 2015
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Reviewed by westcoastbeerlvr from California

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.
May 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

May 17, 2015
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Rated by largadeer from California

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.
May 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Apr 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

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.
Apr 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Apr 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Enochase04 from Ohio

Mar 24, 2015
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Reviewed by grze from Virginia

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).
Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by baggio from Sweden

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from Emil, thank you very much!

Yields a dark red, ember color with a purple note to it, and a thin head. leaving back a decent lacing.

The aromas unleash an intense, ripe fruitiness of cassis berries, providing also darker, more matured stone qualities. While it has a recognizable tart note, its not too present on its own, but illustrates the present fruit. Smells actually quite sweet, with lots of fruity, slightly fermented, sugared cassis berries.

Taste and smell compliment each other perfectly, as the flavors of the beer are more sour than the nose revealed. Begins with a tart acidity, leathery malts and a good load of barnyard funk. The fruitiness is still very present, with a short earthy, sweet peak, which then turns slightly dry, very sour without discarding its stone qualities. Cassis berries are integrated outstandingly well, recognizable at every stage of drinking the beer. While evolving from sweet, to earthy, to dry, the fruit is always the centerpiece of the taste. Even though the beer finishes with a crazy long lasting, tongue quenching sourness, the fruits, now relieved of all sweetness still interacts well with the tartness.
Jan 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Halfbrother83 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red body. Medium khaki head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Smells exactly like currants. Like currant jam or a currant juice concentrate. Not much else.

Taste - Sharp currant flavor. A little acidic. Drops off quickly. Musty finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Smelled really nice, but doesn't pan out.
Jan 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.74 by Norseman from Illinois

Dec 27, 2014
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by drewone from California

Nov 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jwswigs from California

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Maillard from Ohio

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kramerwtmf from California

Nov 09, 2014
Cassis from Brekeriet
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 49 ratings