20th Anniversary Brett Ale | Mammoth Brewing Company

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20th Anniversary Brett Ale20th Anniversary Brett Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This year's festival beer was brewed to celebrate 20 years of wild times at the Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza. Our 20th anniversary specialty beer was fermented with three strains of Brettanomyces wild yeasts, then aged on apricots, elderflowers, and French oak. The wild character will develop more with age - as will some of us! Enjoy within two years.

Added by superspak on 07-17-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kzz
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 limited release.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with apricot, floral, Brett, funk, and white wine aromas. Taste is much the same with apricot, floral, white wine, Brett, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice mix of ingredients that make this one super tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.35/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lanedlr
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Straycorn
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a damn fine Brett Ale. This one is all about subtleties. Everything is in its place and no flavor overwhelms or outshines the other.

Don't expect a puckering sour here, just a near perfect representation of a Brett infused beer.

In the nose and even better in the taste you get that Brett and barnyard hay, white wine, oak and the Apricots added are there juuuuust enough to add citrus you get in here in addition to a mild lemon flavor. Light, clean, crisp and effervescent mouthfeel, almost dry champaign like with just enough sweetness which really moves this beer along the palate and keeps you looking to take another sip.

I'd put this up against the likes of Orval & Russian River's Somoma Prides all day long and I think I prefer it actually to them all. Highly recommended and very, very well done. Mammoth has really cleaned things up and I've been blown away by them recently.

Biggest suggestion here is enjoying this near room temp. Makes quite a bit difference.

Cheers!

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Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20th Anniversary Brett Ale from Mammoth Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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