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Average: 3.9 | pDev: 10.51%

Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 167

American Brett | 6.30% ABV

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. 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: 41 | Ratings: 167
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 BKotch
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This shouldn't be an archived beer. This is a current version with Motueka hops. Nice.

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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 Gagnonsux
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 2beerdogs
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rab53
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 johnInLA
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 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 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 metter98
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short bright white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett funk are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has funky flavors of brett along with notes of lemon citrus and cut grass.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There also is some dryness, particularly in the finish.
O: This beer is quite refreshing for a wild beer. There's a lot of funkiness, but nothing where it is over the top.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of drewone
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a pale to medium gold color.

The flavor offers orange and grapefruit peel, fresh grass, lingering Brett funk, a light biscuity malt with a bone dry finish. Lively carbonation moves on the tongue throughout the the sip.

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Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claspada
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 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 biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, this the Motueka version of this rotating hoppy offering.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of spooky and sudsy Burning Man lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of admittedly soft Brett funk, grainy pale malt, muted domestic citrus, a separate earthy yeastiness, and some further piney, leafy, and somewhat soapy floral hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, an acerbic basic bitch yeastiness, fading Brett bacterial astringencies, still muddled underripe citrus notes, some additional pineapple core 'tropical' fruitiness, and more earthy, piney and lightly perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its variously slanted attacks on my palate, what with its robust fizzy and frothy twin cannons, the body a so-so medium weight, and not all that smooth, for reasons I shouldn't have to elucidate here. It finishes rather dry, the tart funkiness, wan graininess, and lingering green hops landing as such.

Overall, this comes off as another one of those ever hopeful attempts at mashing together a funky-ass sour ale, and pretty much an IPA. For an occasional dabbler in the former, and a zealous fan of the latter, this kind of shit just don't fly, even though I know there's enough of you out there that think it does, and, ergo, exhibit A.

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Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 167 ratings