Brekeriet Cassis | Brekeriet

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brekeriet
Sweden
brekeriet.se

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
15.15%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
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3
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 47
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
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 UWBadgerFan4Life
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of liquorpig
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
2.45/5  rDev -38.1%
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 Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Enochase04
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Anonymous1
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Blafa

A: Deep blood red with a light pink head.

S: Pungent/Ripe blackberry/dark fruits on the nose.

T: Just incredible sweet-tart black currant. Tangy with a dry finish. More tart than sour, so I assume the Brett is still doing it's work on this one. Alcohol is completely hidden.

M: Drinks like a cherry cola or carbonated Kool-aid. Very drinkable.

O: I love anything with black currants and I wish we could get this stateside. Tart and sweet without being medicinal. The mouthfeel could be improved.

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Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of D_Min
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillCarrera
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen, served in a mini tulip glass. Thanks Kristoffer!

A- Pours a vibrant fuchsia color with a thin, pink head, recedes to a collar.

S- Smells very nice actually. Mild tartness in the aroma, focuses more heavily on very juicy, fresh aromas of blackcurrant.

T- Way more tart than it smells, has a great acidity, really spot-on. Blended with the tartness is a nice, subtle, only a bit sweet blackcurrant flavor.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth with good carbonation.

O- I really enjoyed this beer, they've got the tartness down really well and the fruit character is very nice.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Deltoro
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of bark
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%

Batch #3, 75 cl bottle.

The liquid is somewhat hazy, the colour red/wine red. The low white head sinks quickly into a thin lid.

The smell is dry with fine notes of mature red wine, black currant, and currant bush. Stong sour notes, some bitter herbs.

The taste is dry with lots of currant bush, black currants, and unsweetened black currant juice. Bitter herbs and growing tart notes reminding of malic acid. Hits of stable and horse. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is semi-sour with some sweetness. Hints of metallic bitterness. The long finish got notes of black currants and acid drops. The sour flavours sticks to my teeth.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the long lasting bubbles are large and fresh (but not sharp). The liquid is quite light.

This beer is exactly as I had expected it: Brilliant.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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