Humulus Terreux
Bruery Terreux

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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Brett Beer
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
129
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 23, 2021
Added:
May 23, 2015
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  35
SCORE
87
Very Good
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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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Rated: 4.33 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Beer review from Christmas Day 2015.

Pours industry standard yellow golden with ample clarity, would have thought something like the brett or hops would have obscured said clarity. White head doesn't amass much and sets at one of those thin 1/24" ranges. Aroma was far more on the hoppy side than the brett side. Usual suspects in the aroma, pine and citrus.

Taste was a lot of different aspects coming together to go in the same direction. Its a west coast ipa like base, pale toasted malt, requisite hops in abundance. The brett creates a mild sourdough and pepper note to it that is complimentary yet still a clean and crisp beer with the adequate carbonation that serves every flavor aspect of the beer well. Did this see oak? That mild pepper note seems like it could be sourced there. The brett is pretty minimal to the hoppy notes.

A little pricey when it seems basically like an ipa that you're paying $12 for. I like it, but not something I'm gonna buy every year.
May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by kookajamo from Delaware

3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
750ml from 2015 poured into a wide mouth glass.

Maybe this one spoiled due to poor storage by the store I bought it at, but I am not a fan. Smell and look are great and the funk is very present. Taste doesn't follow through for me, good hoppy flavors upfront but it falls flat rather quickly into a unpleasant flavor with low carbonation. Can't really taste any barn funk flavors. Finishes crisp and dry with a little hop flavor left. I'm a huge fan of IPAs and hoppy beers but this one does not do it for me. Based on the reviews Id guess the bottle I got just went bad but who knows.
Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by caffeinelogic from New York

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 750 ml bottle labeled "Brewed with Motueka Hops".

L - Straw colored, moderately hazy and maybe a hint of green. White head is thick and moderately persistent. Streams of bubbles constantly rising through the beer.

S - Strong aroma is an even balance of tropical fruit-like hops and barnyard Brett.

T - Initial flavors are tart lemon and black pepper. Mid-palate has herbal, earthy hops and a low white bread malt flavor. The dry finish emphasizes the Brett. character, which lingers when all else fades.

F - Thin body. Strong, fluffy carbonation. Strong hops bitterness and moderate alcohol burn.

O - This beer is enjoyable with many fine characteristics, but it doesn't quite pull them all together into a world-class package. I suspect it is the combination of the motueka hops with Brett. that disappoints me. The hops have a nice tropical aroma, but none of that makes it into the flavor, instead leaving a strange earthy note that clashes with the Brett. kick.
Sep 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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!
Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Curtis from Utah

2.59/5  rDev -33.1%
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.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by desint from Belgium

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by kmoen from California

Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.33 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by evanwoertz from California

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.14/5  rDev +7%
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.
May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Mar 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Jason_cs from Florida

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by festizio from California

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Shortbox81 from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
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.
Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by Nrod from Argentina

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by vfgccp from New York

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
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
May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by DamienI from Washington

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by oline73 from Maryland

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
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
Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Brob245 from Missouri

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by moundbz from North Dakota

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Marvicsin from California

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Mar 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.37 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by DavidHume from Virginia

Feb 20, 2017
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 174 ratings