Humulus Terreux
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
American Brett
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.51%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
168
From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Humulus TerreuxHumulus Terreux
Notes: Each batch of Humulus Terreux will use a different hop varietal and one of the several strains of Brettanomyces yeasts that we have incubating in our laboratory to create a one of a kind, wildly traditional bière. The flavor possibilities are endless when combining possible hop notes of citrus, pine, flowers or grass with the barnyard funk, earth and tropics that can come from a 100% Brettanomyces fermentation. While each beer will showcase a different, distinct character, the overall result will always be dry, funky and delightfully hoppy.
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 168
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden, with a touch of orange, pouring clear early and hazy late (typical), with a mammoth head that fades slowly to a moderate cap, lots of small bubble lacing, coating the glass.

S - Pungent Brett nose, with strong band-aid plastic elements, grass and lemon hop notes.

T - Strong funky peppery taste, fruit and brightness, a mild cracker malt, and a dry clean finish.

M - Moderate weight, mild prickly feel on the tongue, and a slow build on the tongue.

O - Superb Brett beer, delicious and integrated, that aged like a champ and offers clean feel.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 25oz bomber from local liquor store. This version is made with Mosaic Hops according to the label. Poured into a snifter, and beer is very fizzy-- a big 1"+ head appears that slowly dissappears and head is white with a hazy orange appearance.

Beer smells like funk, fruit, and hops. Taste is just like a well put together Saison/Farmhouse beer-- earthy, spicy, lemon, and brett come out. Feel is well blended, light mouthful, very carbonated with a very slight bitter aftertaste.

This beer surprised me. I found it on clearance, and most of my experience with buying craft beer on clearance meant that the beer was subpar. This is definitely not the case with Humulus Terreux-- I don't think of it as a wild ale but more like a Saison beer. Now I have to go back and buy all of these on clearance!

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Photo of Curtis
2.59/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a little weird. They were not joking when they said it had some funk to it. That is probably the best way to describe the flavor. I picked up it up at Lee's Liqours in Wendover, Nevada. Apparently each batch used a different variety of hops -this one has the New Zealand Motueka variety, one that I have tried with homebrewing -that beer had a similar funk. Hmmmm coincidence? It pours like cloudy yellow lemonade, no chunks. Lots of lacing and the bottle exploded when opened. Some sour tart, but a flatness that makes it still drinkable. Citrus lemon/lime flavors and no grapefruit from the hops, thank god. The yeast is obvious. Smell has almost a chemical floor cleanser scent. Overall it is "ok", i will finish the bottle, but would not buy it again.

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Photo of rand
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle into a wine glass

Tasty, funky brew, with wild, farmhouse character. A super sudsy, sticky head offers notes of dried grass, lemon zest and a dash of musty funk through a fairly pungent bouquet. Oaky on the palate, with citrus peel and brett funk accenting earthy flavors.

The beer scores points for accomplishing the brew's intent. Ends up more of a farmhouse saison than a wild ale.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As my 200th beer to try, I figure I'll finally do a review. Picked this bottle up from Norm's Market in Lake Stevens WA earlier today on sale, presumably due to it's age which has not taken anything away from this fantastic wild ale.

Appearance is an almost hazy, bright yellow, large frothy 3 finger head when poured. On the nose is plenty of spice, picking up some coriander and pepper it seems, very earthy as well.

Taste is much like the nose, spicy, earthy, mildly hoppy, even a tad musty. Extremely dry, crisp finish which does well for this beer, almost akin to a session ale.

Feel is thin but somehow just right, lots of carbonation which is to be expected with the copious head on pour.

All in all, another great bottle from The Bruery, would have loved to pick this up sooner but this was the first I'd seen Humulus locally.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with no head. 3.75
Cidery tartness and deep perfumed flowers. 4
Sugared shortbread, peach, gentle white vinegar, lemon chiffon, and subtle pineapple. 4.5
Round, even, and light+. 4

Smooth as silk. Not sure where the hops are vs tropical notes from Brett. But Bruery kills it every time. 4.25

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass.

It is a foggy straw yellow with a substantial bright white head.

It smells like cat piss, wet hay, citrus, and funky yeast.

Taste like soft, pale malt grains, melon, grapefuit, mango/papaya/stone fruit, light lemon, and a bit of apricot, and a little floraly pine. There is some funky Brett, bit not real strong. More of a wet, musty straw.

Pretty well carbonated, but the body is a little creamy/fuller feeling.

A pretty tasty beer. Tastes more like a Saison/Farmhouse than a Wild Ale to me though

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Photo of cambabeer
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was hard to put my finger on. Very funky and herbal taste, a whole lot of jasmine and wet hay in the nose. The hops made for a dry earthy finish.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy orange-gold pour, with a substantial, fluffy, and lasting head.
S: Yep, Brett is certainly present here, readily apparent in the aroma, with a lightly sweet, citrusy hop scent underneath.
T: This may be the single most Brett'd beer I've ever had, as if suffuses the drink from start to finish. The remainder is a very nice balance of sweet malt, a lot of citrus hop flavor (bitterness is high, but not IPA level), and fruity yeast esters. Finish is dry, with more brett!
M: Lots of carbonation! Very nice, spritzy mouthfeel.
O: Delicious, wonderful hoppy brett'd beer. I will definitely get this again.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Slightly cloudy yellow color with a nice thick white head, nice lacing. Pleasant herbal and lemon smell and taste. Fresh tasting, a bit sour and a slight pleasant bitterness. Very nice beer!

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Photo of nickfl
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden body with a great, fluffy white head. Herbal funky aroma with a touch of floral hop character. Similar flavor profile, crisp and very drinkable. Mouteka isn't the most stand out hop normally, but it really works with the Brett in this.

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Photo of wedge
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

@ Ridgewood

Gold color capped with a small soapy white head. Smells of soft leathery funk, musky tropical fruit, grass, grape, stone fruit, and flowers. Flavor has a solid fruity/grassy green hop quality and more of a flowery Brett character. Melon sweetness, lime, light peppercorn, and funk. Medium-light bodied, pretty crisp, and easy to drink. Good stuff... not hugely hoppy, but the green quality works well with the Brett to create an interesting, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, looks like the bottled on date says 09/08/15. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch frothy white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricots, Bretty funk, citrus peel, and bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some hay, white grape and some melon flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy and is easy to drink. It's also very well carbonated. I think it's a pretty enjoyable brew, I know I'd like to try it again in the future. $13.49 a bottle.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.28/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale, hazy straw with voluminous fluffy head. Strong retention. There is a ton of Brett on the nose, and it crosses that line where those specific yeast notes (loam, lemon citrus) mixed with some of the viney floral hops gives it a cleaning product smell. Like industrial strength, or dish detergent. Taste rebounds somewhat, the Brett certainly dominates upfront with the hop notes coming through on the backend. The combo isn't bad but it is unbalanced, and has a strong medicinal flavor (pine mixed with the loam). Mouthfeel is a bit oilier than most bretts do to the hops, which isn't my favorite contrast either. Not one of The Bruery's finest.

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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

Brett spicy and funky flavours. Slight tart lemon. Nice sourdough bread malts. Bone-dry finish. Like licking a tree trunk on a hot summer day. Starting to get tired of Brett beers, honestly. I mean, it's a good beer and all, but, after a 6 oz. glass, the mouth gets drier than the fucken Sahara!

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold to straw yellow in color. Very hazy in complexion with a fingernail of off white resting on top. I smell citrus hops and funky Brett. I'm tasting citrus hops, pineapple, mango, and funky Brett. The mouth is dry, crisp, and highly carbonated.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/9/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, white grape, mango, melon, peach, passion fruit, peppercorn, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, floral, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and compelxity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, white grape, mango, melon, peach, passion fruit, peppercorn, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, floral, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, white grape, mango, melon, peach, passion fruit, peppercorn, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spiciness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy Brett wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Very hazy yellow gold color, that pours a creamy white head that dissipates really quickly, and leaves no head on top of the glass and no lacing.

S: Fruity citrus and tropical fruit, floral hops all mixing with a nice brett funk and slight tartness.

T: Fruity citrus and tropical fruit, nice floral hops, and a strong Brett funk, mixed with a slight tart sourness, A medium bitterness and some slight toasted bread.

F: Light body and higher carbonation

O: A nice solid hoppy Brett beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold to straw gold under a 3” lacy cream colored foam cap that takes 3 minutes to reduce to ½.”

S: Fruit, citrus, definite orange, pleasant funk, light biscuit, traces of lemon. Very pleasant aromas with Brett and hop notes dominating with support from the malt.

T: Fairly dry but has a malty interlude, citrus, tropical fruit, traces of lime and lemon, and light funk with over ripe fruit notes finishing with an earthy bitterness.

F: Creamy, medium to medium light body and above average carbonation with a definite Brett character.

O: This is a very elegant, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is criminally underrated here, i think i may have aged this one perfectly. i heard it was a little young when it came out (about a year ago now), like the brett wasnt that developed, so some time in the basement (but not too much) seems to have allowed for the ideal degree of maturation. i was floored by this one, my favorite beer from these guys in awhile. the first third of the bottle pours perfectly clear, pale yellow like champagne, and with a huge inch or more of white airy lasting head. the second third retains the bubbles but has a little haze to it, and by the final third, its a little flatter and quite sediment heavy. still a pretty beer though. it smells really hoppy, a lot like the original, still a lot like the lager we all know and love, but the brett is really funky, delicate, belgian, maybe brett drie or something like it, fruity like melon and grape, not too powerful for the delicate base beer, but certainly transforming it in a way the lager yeast never could have. the hops are really pungent too, citrus abounds, tangerine and pink grapefruit, but there is no acidity, no lingering bitterness, and no hoppy harshness at all, its perfectly balanced between the two elements, and represents a sort of landmark wild ale for me, its the exact mix of flavors and feels i think a style like this should have, its incredibly distinct, but also really approachable. rustic but clean, saison qualities, great fruitiness, still really fresh tasting, and not too yeasty despite being very interesting on that front too. the carbonation is very high, and that makes it refreshing as can be, but it also warms up nicely and sips well too. one of the better bruery beers ive had lately, and one that should probably have higher scores here on BA. some of their best work from the terreux line thus far.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a hazy bright orange with a huge, well structured head. The aroma starts with funky barnyard smells, then watermelon, hominy, cardamom, roses, lemon, coriander, and cured meat. The flavor starts slightly bitter, with lemon peel, orange peel, and dry hay, truning to softer, funkier flavors of mushroom, watermelon, clove, and banana, end with even softer fruit notes of mango and honeydew. The mouthfeel is bright, fizzy, and exuberant. Overall this is a grogeous, complex beer, that still mamanges to be refreshing.

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Spilt with rudzud

Big foamy creamy 1 finger head fades at a quicker pace, decent lacing, murky bright golden yellow color.

Nose bright citrus and grassy floral hops, then quickly turns to funky Brett, farmhouse cheesy funk as well as older hop characters, fruity hop thing, little dry grassy malt, a bright cascade centennial style grassy citrus hop.

Taste brings more Brett funk, cheesy barnyard Brett funk, into grassy malt, into grassy floral hops, a touch citrus that is mostly faded, little bitterness and grassy cascade like hop. Finish is dry a little bitter, lingering floral grassy hops, little barnyard Brett funk.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall eh, hops are too light and don't blend as well with the Brett as some other beers like this.

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Photo of rudzud
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice one finger white head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light funk, very light hops, light citrus and pine, faint caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, the brett is super light and subtle, as is the hops. Really light citrus and pine, faint malts. Incredibly bland.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, bit crisp.

O - Overall this was really underwhelming. The hops and funk were really faint and bland.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of mdfb79
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 04/06/16 notes. 14 oz. pour in a snifter at Gingerman in NYC.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with high carbonation evident and an inch of white head. Lots of brett in the taste, nose is more pepper, yeast, and spice. Some light floral and fruity notes too. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall a nice beer, but I definitely just thought this was just the Humulus lager...while listed in the saison section it did not say Terreux or anything about brett so this was a surprise order. I like the taste and brett though the nose is lighter and it was a little too carbonated. A decent beer.

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Photo of bnes09
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color. Exceptional head depth and retention with layers of silky, sticky lacing. Hoppy and funky, lemon grass aroma and flavor. Cloves and wheat germ. Bright, fresh and organic. Moderate dry body. Ample carbonation. Delicious.

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 168 ratings