Uranus - Belgian Golden Ale With 100% Brettanomyces | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Uranus - Belgian Golden Ale With 100% BrettanomycesUranus - Belgian Golden Ale With 100% Brettanomyces

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Uranus, ruler of the heavens, reigns supreme with beauty and brilliance. Gloriously gold in color, URANUS Golden Ale holds title to our first 100% Brettanomyces fermentation and conditioning. Brewed by mere mortals and blessed by the beer gods, this ale deserves to be worshiped.

27 IBU

Added by AKBelgianBeast on 12-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The next in the ongoing planet series. A belgian style golden ale with 100% brett fermentation and conditioning.

First of all, let me say, if you are expecting a full on, balls out, palate raping sour lambic or wild ale, this is not it. Although somewhat sour, this one is all about the FUNK!

Pours a nice clear golden color with a slight haze and a stark white head that fades fairly quick into a ring and small bubble islands and leaves mediocre lacing.

There is certainly some brett and sour notes in the nose. Along with some woodiness, horse blanket, total barnyard funkadelics, some light appley fruit as well.

Taste follows. Big funky flavor, horseblanket barnyard action, apples, grass, crisp pear, some slight spice, and then more and more funkiness. The sour element is here, but it is not going to hit you like beers that also include pedio and lacto. This really is like a BPA/BSPA and not a wild ale. although it is 100% wild yeast. Anyway, a bit of sourness and massive funk linger on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is just about right. Carbonation is spot on, and the thickness is right where it should be for the "style". The quotations are because this one is sort of a style melder.

Drinkability is very solid here, as this one is quite poundable. The abv doesnt show, and the sourness is not hardcore, heartburn sour. A very pleasant and drinkable ale.

Overall, it is hard for me to not compare this one to Pluto. This is alot like pluto, but the brett influence here is quite a bit stronger. Most might expect more sourness, but that is not Brett's bag baby, no pedio or lacto in this, so the sourness is sublte. I had trouble choosing a style to put this under as it fits the defenition of wild ale, but really is like a BSPA. Its tough to say. But, if the beer is good, which it is, who cares about the style? Anyway, looking at this from a lambic or wild ale perspective, one would be dissapointed for sure, but if you know about wild yeasts, you know that Brett does not necessarily = sour without the help of pedio and/or lacto bugs. this should be looked at from the perspective of a BSPA, and it is fantastic! haha. so that is where this one lies. Another great brew from M sun. Good work guys.

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Uranus - Belgian Golden Ale With 100% Brettanomyces from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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