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Brett Venture #2 - Lactobacillus | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same beer as Brett Venture #2, but in addition to the 100% Brett fermentation, Lactobacillus was added to this barrel.

Added by coryking on 11-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
58
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A. Very cloudy honey color.

S. Tart aroma. Lemon. Light spice

T. Tart but not cheek pucker tart. Also juicy. Nice balance of that. Lemon and slight grapefruit and apple.

M. Nice and crisp. Slight dry finish. Very refreshing.

O. Very happy with this beer. Would love to get my hands on it again. One of the best Bretts I've had.

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Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown bottle with a bottled on date.

Very fizzy which leave virtually no head after pouring, completely hazed though further decanting leads to chunks. Fresh edge of lactic funk with some musty cellar in the nose, floral with some phenols as well. Crisp with some interesting funk. Suggestions of goat cheese, lemon oil, mineral, tree bark, and nutty yeast. Faint medicinal tone in the middle. Very dry with a wafer like maltiness. Great level of tartness throughout.

Good levels of funk all around, hope to see more from this "project".

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Photo of jegross2
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing Brett Venture #2 With Lactobacillus from Side Project Brewing out of St. Louis, Missouri. This is a bottle-conditioned, wine barrel fermented saison that uses an isolated Brett strain from Drie Fonteinen. What distinguishes this bottle from Brett Venture #2, as you might have guessed, is that Lactobacillus was added to the barrel that this was bottled from.

Score: 93

Front label bottle code is "021013," back label code is "L." This signals that this is Brett Venture #2 (the "02") with Lactobacillus (the "L"), and it was released in October 2013 (the "1013"). Served in a stemmed Crooked Stave Zwanze 2012 glass and enjoyed on 04/06/14.

Appearance: Pours a milky/cloudy yellow-orange cedar color with no head. Swirling the elixir fogs the inside of the glass. This beer looks like the smoothie from hell. Although the appearance does not count for much, this is a damn ugly beer. 1.5/5

Smell: Wine, peach and kiss of orange/citrus. A little bit of apple too. Smells a lot like a mimosa with a kiss of lacto and hay. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells - peach, wine, lacto and a little orange -- but with a lasting Bretty funk. As it warms, that Brett/hay funk flavors come through more and more towards the finish. Brett and wine flavor linger. Really nice. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Feels viscous for the style -- medium/medium-light bodied, low carbonation. Very mild acidity. Light/young, but lingering Bretty funk. Just a touch drying, but not "dry." 4.25/5

Overall: Although no fruit was added to this beer, it tastes like a slightly Bretted mimosa. Cory is doing some real special things with his sours.

Cost: $17 for a 750 ml bottle.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.13.13
021013

A - Pours a cloudy, milky light orange with a fizzy-gusher light tan head that is gone fast.

S - Funky, tart and lemon citrus and some peaches.

T - Tart and funky, citrus, fruity, woody. nice.

D - Explosive, but low carbonation with a medium to light body.

O - Tart and funky, more depth then Batch 1.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle pour from the Brett takeover at Perennial
The beer pours a very cloudy, coppery golden color (hues ranging from pink-light yellow), in fact it's quite comparable to pear juice in appearance. There is no head or sediment. The nose is fruity, mild citrus but mainly it's an uncommon fruit, possibly star fruit, and some cardboard (?). The flavor is muddled grain and fruit esters, has relatively no bitterness, and maybe some dog saliva funkiness. Its mouthfeel is also muddled, it has lots of different flavors working together, but maintains its drinkable mild-medium semi-dry body, has obvious barnyard notes, but very little flavor that lingers. This is a step up from a Bretty table beer, but would likely still pair well. I'd still recommend letting this brew warm and enjoying it on its own.

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Brett Venture #2 - Lactobacillus from Side Project Brewing
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.
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