Beret
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #585
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,765
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.56%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
266
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  10
Gots
  71
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Beret is as artistic as those who wear its namesake cap. Our brewers developed a silky, full-bodied wheat ale which we began fermenting with our house yeast strain. To finish the fermentation, we added our collection of barnyard bacteria, intended to slowly sour the ale, bringing out a slight funk and refreshing piquancy. Finally, a small dose of pureed raspberries were added for just a hint of fruity tannins, putting the berry in Beret.
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Photo of kitch
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 20th May 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A cloudy dark golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart and sour, raspberry, wheat, barnyard funk, oak with hints of lime.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cranberry-apple, wheat, lemon-lime and Belgian yeast with only a hint of oak and funk.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was ok, but not quite as much raspberry as I hoped for. I was surprised by the higher than expected ABV though, as the alcohol was well hidden.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, Brewdog, Bristol - Pours golden orange with thin white lacing. Aroma - Sour and tart feel with some berry notes at the back. Taste - Sour, oaky feel, acidic, sweetish light berry feel. Nice berry led sour.

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Photo of YungAnejo
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 750ml of this stuff for $9.99, bottled 03/13/16 so just over two years old.

Hard pour into a brandy snifter produces a inch of white fizzy head, body is slightly dark gold with no lacing

Aroma is funky sour raspberries, very acidic and tart but that barnyard funk dominates

Taste follows accurately, very acidic sourness, raspberry is very evident with slight touch of dry oak in the finish

Feel is great, well carbonated and semi light mouthfeel makes this an easy drinker, resin stickiness coats the mouth

Overall I was anxious about buying this due to the age but it held up great, very sour to the point of being puckering, they nailed this one and will definitely be seeking out more of the Terreux offerings.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sour and tart notes with some subtle raspberry flavours. Taste is a mix of sour notes with some oak and acidic notes with subtle raspberry flavours also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but lower acidic level would increase drinkability.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Another in the long list of "how have I not reviewed this yet?" Pours relatively golden, small 1/3" head on it, white in color. Aroma of wheat and raspberries. Interestingly enough, there is a mild cheese like funk on this one. Bruery usually don't do funk.

Taste, similar to Bottleworks XII, this seems to have wheat base and raspberry added. The acidity and sourness aren't face melting, which is finally nice after a 1-5 year run on stuff like that. Carbonation where it should be. Hides the alcohol very well. Oak isn't very noticeable. This is one of the more underrated beers in the Bruery's wild ale portfolio. Still like the peaches & vanilla version more though.

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Photo of ccrida
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a large Piraat tulip, Terreux Beret is a murky sunset with a thin white collar and some scattered lace on the inside of the tulip.

Smell is lactic acid and raspberries, pure and bright.

Taste is similar, but with some sweetness, coconut from the oak maybe, giving some balance to the well integrated fruit. Just a little tart. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is high, this is a fantasic lacto fruit beer that exudes balances and keeps bringing the word "pure" to my mind. Best fresh for the fruit, although I don't see a date on the label, but did just buy this today from high-turnover cooler.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A funky off color honey, a hint of ruby red to it

S: A funky raspberry, oaky, brett, slight wheat note, sweet smelling almost

T: A delicious jubilee of tart raspberries and honey, the flavor is bursting, a sour raspberry starburst, not too bretty or farmhousy to put you off. Sour and tart but nothing to over the top

F: A nice smooth and crisp beer coming from the Wit but with good carbonation. Would like to have just a bit more bubbles.

O: A great beer thats worth a try. Just the right amount of funk and sweetness that really balances eachother out to make one great tasting beer. This beer is like the sweeter cousin of Allagash's Avance. I enjoyed this beer alot but wish it was cheaper. Still worth it though.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a glass of a 2015 batch of this on-tap at Lizardville recently. Ar Bed to me in a tulip glass, this beer draws a slightly cloudy/hazy light to medium copper color with a white head that's about half an inch thick when first drawn that settles to a thin to medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass with little lacing. Aromas of some musty, barnyard funk along with some green apple sour tart and a slightly bready malt presence. The taste is pretty much the same, with a hay like, musty, barnyard funkiness that gives way to some green apple tart sirens that's rounded out with a bready, slightly wheat like, malt presence. Good balance of flavors. I do wish this was a bit more pungent overall in terms of the tart/sour flavor. But not bad at all by any means. Has a crisp, yet smooth and slightly frothy, light to medium m bodies mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in an excellent way.

Eric

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Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium golden yellow body, one finger white head, short retention, not much lacing. Smell is primarily lactic acid, touch of oak, moderate candied sugar sweetness, a bit of stone fruit, dry vinous character. I don't get much raspberry here; but on the palate there is a bit of a slight dry raspberry jam to go along with the stone fruit, candied sugar, light oak and the heavy lactic acid. It's fairly acidic for sure. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, slightly dry finish. Nothing too mind blowing; it's a sweeter base than typical for most sours, which gives it a slightly more round flavour profile.

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Photo of zeff80
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of berries. Tasted very tart with a touch of berry sweetness. Very sharp, puckering flavor.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - wow, can't people frickin' read when adding new beers on here? I'm going with this one, since it was added first.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of roiling wavecrest lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty raspberries, some thankfully tame barnyard bacterial funkiness, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a hint of lactic sourness, oaked white wine lees, some further peach/apricot orchard fruitiness, balsamic vinegar, rainbow peppercorn spice, and some very tame leafy, earthy, and somewhat perfumed floral hop bitters. The taste is some fairly tart raspberry, peach, lemon/lime, and cherry fruitiness, a semi-sweet and cereal-forward wheatiness, lesser pale malt notes, a kind of reserved funky and musty, yeasty and other wee beastie 'character', vanilla-heavy white wine barrels, damp saltine crackers, and more timid leafy, spicy, and estery verdant hops.

The carbonation is quite pervasive in its trilling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, only the fruitiness getting fresh here, and that is typically ok in my book, no, tome of exceptions to the rules. It finishes on the sweet side, the base mixed malt joined at the metaphorical hip with the lingering fruit, while the barrel and funky notes agreeably wisp on off into the ether.

Overall, this is a very pleasant and engaging version of the style, as the 'wild' component is duly dialed down, leaving the malt and fruity essences room to breath, and subsequently flourish. Tasty and refreshing, with a well-integrated 17-ish proof booze factor, and thus indicative of what this Orange County brewery is capable of putting out there.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light peach color with a fizzy head that dies quickly. Aroma of sour funky barrel and raspberries. The flavor has a lactic tartness and a raspberry sourness. Slight oak, lemon and acetic tones. Certainly a very fine beverage, it has all the notes you would expect to find in a barrel aged wild ale with added raspberries.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Released summer 2015; drank 7/1815 @ the Palace.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky light orange appearance.

Minimal white head; decent lace.

Tart raspberry, sweet mango & a hint of smoke in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart strawberry & faint pepper heat flavor up front; tart raspberry finish. A touch too sour for this timid soul but very flavorful.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Funk-filled and bright with fruit, The Bruery's raspberry sour ale teases the tastebuds with playful acidity and the tantilizing succulence of branch-ripe raspberry and a rolling waft of rusticity and earth.

Beret's bright aromas are more funky and tart on the nose than fruity. Leading with notions of dry apple cider, white wine, cedar and burlap, its raspberry contributions are tangy, bright and slightly cranberry-like. But bright golden in its pour, the beer's lightly hazy body casts a creamy, delicate white froth that shows no sign of its fruitiness within. Modestly sweet and wheaten, the first sip is rounded with light wafer starchiness with a hint of confectioner's sweetness.

As the middle palate opens up, so does the fruit. Seemingly soaked in rice wine vinegar, the raspberries are medium-ripe with an overall "red" taste. Cranberry, redcurrant, raspberry and bing cherry all seem of the under-ripened character and only fuels the tartness of the beer. Its white vinous character shares a peppery finish with a sharp pectin bite.

Apple skins, white pepper and raspberry trek into a medium-length aftertate and a medium-dry body. Its light taste and texture lays a thirst-stripping sourness on the late palate and ushers in utmost refreshment, crispness and cleanliness; and a continual drift of balsa and burlap.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is a light orange, close to amber hue, with a small white ring of head. Decent lacing. Aroma has a certain tart nectarine like characteristic. Getting subtle apricots and bananas somewhere in there. Taste is mainly tart forward wheat. Has that barnyard funk and Belgian-like yeast character, meshes all well together. Mouthfeel is pretty mouth puckering.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Eric the other night, thanks dude.

This one pours a light reddish color, clear, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Doesn't smell really at all like a wheat beer, but it smells like a pretty nice raspberry wild ale, with a hugely sour aroma as well.

This tastes like sour wheat, lots of sour lemon, and a moderate amount of sour raspberry. Like most Bruery sours, it's quite sour, but there's less fruit than I'd expect. It's still quite tasty, though.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel. The alcohol content is not noticeable at all.

This is not the best fruit beer they've put out- but it's still really tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/13/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour lemon, lime, raspberry, green apple, peach, pear, white wine, orange peel, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, oak, light honey/vanilla, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour lemon, lime, raspberry, green apple, peach, pear, white wine, orange peel, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, oak, light honey, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, raspberry, green apple, peach, pear, white wine, orange peel, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, oak, wheat, cracker, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity; increasing through the glass. Fairly puckering. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.6%. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV and moderate acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of floyd_pugman
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nose of wood and subtle funk, raspberry, lemon, and white vinegar. Palate hits you immediately with strong oak and white vinegar notes, and follows with funk and raspberry, finishing with lemon and finally vanilla. Comes together quite well; easy and fun to drink. I'm not a big fan of Bruery sours, but at the Bruery reserve member price of $12.74, this is a steal.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heavy on the oak, along with a deep, funky sourness that's freshened up nicely by the raspberries. Really solid, really sour beer that is saved from being too oaky by the raspberries.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

Orange / copper body with an off-white head. Lemon, citrus, lactobacillus, raspberry. Acetic raspberry flavor. Medium-full bodied. Tasty beer. Good for sharing a few ways.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Poured into a wine glass.

Look: Color is a darker golden hue with a touch of rose. Slightly murky. Frothy white head disappears pretty quickly, leaving only a thin edging around the glass. No lace really.

Smell: Smells great. Tart berrys, cherry tartness. Definitely some raspberries evident in the nose. There's also something reminiscent of plum. A touch of mineral character. Nice light barnyard funk, and hints of hay. Also a biscuity maltiness and hints of honey. Tart raspberries and hay stick out the most.

Taste: Slightly less complex than the nose. Less tart than the nose as well, but still quite tart. Hay, tart raspberry, barnyard funk, and a lime like tartness and minerality. Almost salty minerality. Some fruity plum like esters or phenolics in the background. A subtle earthy hoppy flavor is lurking in the background as well.

Feel: Puckering and punchy. Medium bodied. Prickly carbonation.

Overall: A nice and pleasing beer, which hides its somewhat high alcohol content quite well. Nice hot weather sipper.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: very hazy peach with a hint of pink. Moderately plush white head on the pour that mostly subsides.
smell: Hint of sweet raspberry.
taste: much drier than the nose. A lemony taste is more prominent than raspberry. Alcohol is very subdued, would have never guessed 9%.

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Photo of rand
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into tulip

Light apricot-orange in color and with a medium, sticky head, the beer looks like a wit.

The nose is tart, with the added raspberries right at the front of the bouquet. Notes of sweet grainy bread from the malted wheat in tow. Alcohol is apparent but seems to be hiding behind tart lactic acid.

And the acidic tartness is at the front of the palate as well; this one is pretty sour. Lots of unripe raspberry essence and drying oak. Boozy notes kick in a bit with nutty sweetness toward the finish, along with a phenolic cherry note. Closes with a long finish with sour residuals lingering.

The beer's medium complexion would be a little rich, but ample carbonation plays off the tart aspects and keeps things quaffable.

Interesting brew...at first the nutty sweetness from the wheat tasted a little odd in a sour beer, but I liked more as I drank through the glass.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

im not sure i completely buy this as an imperial wit base beer, i get very little of the traditional flavorings there, but the beer itself i like quite a lot, although its far from my favorite of their wild stuff. clear for the first half of the bottle, with some sediment in the latter half, a good inch of white head holds like stiffly beaten egg whites. it smells good, tangy from the raspberries and definitely a lot of lactic sourness in here too. lemony and puckery for sure, and plenty of tannins from the wheat and the fruit. it tastes a lot like it smells, although i have to say the raspberries must have faded a bit since this was fresh, there really isnt much more than a slight tartness from them, very little flavor now. the sourness is just short of runaway, its pretty intense as they go, but the high proportion of wheat malt and the big alcohol character help mellow it, or at least cover it up momentarily. there are other fruity notes here though beyond the raspberry, from chardonnay to peach, its pretty juicy and wet and summery. i think a little one dimensional on the yeast front, or at least lacking the complexity that makes some of the others they do so incredible. some spice there, floral maybe too, but overpowered by lactic acid. maybe we waited too long on this one? overall though i liked it lot, i just think its overpriced for what it is. very good, but short of outstanding in my opinion. it takes a lot to really blow me away in a sour beer anymore, and i think the story and the process here is sexier than the beer itself ends up being...

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Photo of Myotus
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 46°F from a 750ml bottle (bottled on 21May15) into a tulip. Consumed on 19Mar16.
LOOK:
SMELL: Strong aromas of sour green apple, hay, and earthy yeast entangle with mild wheat, orange peel, oak, sweet and tart raspberry, and coriander aromas.
TASTE: Strong flavors of hay, tobacco (weren't detected in the smell), and sour green apple first strike the palate, creating an initial and pleasant yeast profile. Mild and sweet raspberry, coriander, and orange peel immediately follow. Unlike the aroma, the raspberries provide no tartness to the beer. Mild wheat, oak, and lemon zest flavors finish off the taste symphony as all previous flavors persist, except for sour green apple, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and light-bodied. Carbonation is high. Goes down rough. Finsihes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: An interestingly tasty brew. I've never had a sour Witbier before. This was well executed. I thought the raspberry profile could have been stronger, but the description did say it was only going to be a hint.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 266 ratings