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3.96/5
Very Good
88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Intangible Ales
Pennsylvania, United States
intangibleales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A lush, rich farmhouse pale ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces and bursting with over-ripe tropical flavor, citrus and an unmistakable funk.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,762
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
88
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is 100% brett fermented beer, and its different. these days, it seems like everyone is using the same cultures the same way, and the "wild" and indigenous elements of these beers are diminishing as they are breed toward an ever more rigidly defined standard, which to me is a turn off. this one is weird with its brett, not all the way amazing, but its uniqueness of yeast profile makes it a winner for me, decidedly unconventional in that regard, and even though i dont necessarily love the slightly harsh and spicy byproducts of fermentation here, i like it because its weird. shared generously with us by or table neighbors at monks cafe in philly, we sampled this one eagerly. pale and hazy, bubbly and funky, this has notes of past ripe fruit, peaches maybe, white wine, and a phenolic belgian property as well, not as dry as it could be, thicker feeling in body, oddly malty for what it is, and honestly a little bit less refined than i was hoping it would be, but again, its use of brett in this way, maybe a different strain or process, makes it different enough to be cool. i didnt love it, but am not very interested in trying the rest of their portfolio, looks like they do some pretty cool stuff!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
2.7/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a thin two finger head that leaves a dense creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice barnyard funk, green apples, cheesy funk, herbal, peppery.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, harsh phenols, oxidation, plastic, light apples, sewage funk. Ugh.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, aggressive, very odd finish.

O - Overall this was a very, very horrible beer.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
2.76/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to drew, shared with rudzud

Pours a big fluffy creamy 2 finger head fades at a med pace, decent foamy lacing, slight hazy orange yellow color.

Nose starts with saison funk, little farmhouse funk, plenty of green apple and pear, bright fruity ester aroma, little citrus note, earthy cheesy funk, little berry, fun and interesting.

Taste is sad, oxidation cardboard out front, quickly into phenol chemical thing, weird fruity thing ester apple pear, bitter spicy hop rind adds its presence just to make it worse, big yeasty thing too, burp of yeast and cardboard, chemical fruit like a cleaner.

Mouth sticky med bod syrupy, some hot chemical thing and tons of carb.

Overall wtf... Started nicely in the nose but flavor was horrible, so many bad flavors combining.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salthemonster
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LakerLeith
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really was glad I got to try this - thanks to angry Mark for sharing this at our saison soiree last summer.

The color is golden with slight haze and thin white head with fine bead
to be continued

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Future Primitive from Intangible Ales
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 88 ratings