Batch No. 1731 | Bruery Terreux

Batch No. 1731Batch No. 1731
BA SCORE
70.8%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 89 ratings
Batch No. 1731Batch No. 1731
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch No. 1731 is a 100% Brettanomyces-fermented hoppy session ale created by homebrewer Kevin Osborne of Los Angeles. When we judged through all of our competition entries, his complex yet quaffable creation shouted WINNER! (as well as tropical!, funky! and dry!). It puts El Dorado, Mosaic and Chinook hops on a pedestal as much as one possibly could.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-14-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
10.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of weareallfalafel
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 bottle (the only vintage, I think?) poured into a teku glass, and the foam builds quickly and forms a very large off white head that comes out of the top of the glass beautifully, and the head falls very slowly and leaves loads of lacing. The head gives you a huge aroma of funky Brett that comes off almost like mushrooms, and you also pick up on the very fruity hops. Taste follows almost exactly. Funk forward for sure, but the fruity and very, very floral hop character is still very present on the tongue and works beautifully with the funk. A nice dry finish, light body, and lively carbonation really pulls the beer together amazingly. Overall, this is an absolutely perfect beer for me. The flavors and aromas come together like a symphony. I almost don't understand the lower ratings/reviews, but I guess like many things, beers are very subjective.

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Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: hazy orange color, big white foamy head, great retention, sticky lacing.
S: Belgian yeast, herbal, floral.
T: herbal, floral, spicy, lemon, Belgian yeast, medium amount of bitterness, nice dryness. No barnyard/horse blanket, more sourness was expected. Taste like a Belgian Orval.
F: light body with high lively carbonation.
O: bright, solid, very smooth and refreshing to drink.

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Photo of datpingao
4.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madelf66
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budinetz
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. 12/04/15 etched on the side.

Pours a light copper color with a white frothy head that lingers on forever. 5 minutes in and I've sipped a few times, but the head actually stays almost like a cappuccino with foam sticking to the sides. Beautiful lacing all around the glass as I sip.

Smells funky! Definitely some brettanomyces in there (it also states that on the label) and I also get some nice grassy notes with perhaps some kaffir lime peel. there's almost a musky scent detected as well.

Tastes initially hoppy and and bitey, but smoothed out with a nice dryness. The tounge is left feeling like the Sahara desert. Interesting balance.

Mouthfeel is dry and prickly on the toungue with a crisp, dry finish that lingers on.

Overall a solid funky brew! The balance of malt vs hops is a bit off I think but for this style it can taste this way. I would get this again to try and would like to see if it progresses in the bottle.

Cheers!

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Photo of dwagner003
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is Brett/Belgian yeast and grapefruit/lemons. The flavor is Brett, grapefruit/lemons, hops, earthy, Belgian yeast, malts and a dryish/slightly spicy finish

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy deep orange glow, with about 3 fingers of creamy white head that slowly settled into a pillow.

Smells of leather, dusty earth, a bit of melon, and some citrus rind

Taste is funky and earthy...although not overwhelming or unpleasant. Very yeasty...it's a wild brett ale, but little to no sourness. I pick up some dry rubber notes...think an old bicycle tire or dirty basketball....tastes better than it sounds.

Nice and dry, thirst quenching. Just the right amount of acidity...not puckering, and the yeast lingers.

A wonderful farmhouse ale.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a slightly hazed orange with a dense three finger head that retains well and leaves decent lacing.
S: Smells of barnyard, funk, citrus, and tropical fruits. Hints of tartness on the aroma as well.
T: Taste is funk and horseblanket with some citrus and tropical fruits, dry cracker maltyness as well with just a bit of lemony tartness. Swallow is tropical fruits and more citrus with some lingering barnyard funk.
M: This one is on the lighter side and borders on being watery. Carbonation is fairly active and just slightly prickly. The finish on this beer is nice and drying.
O: Overall just a really solid and well done brett beer with some nice hop notes. Definitely one to try and if I didn't have so much beer already I'd be kicking myself for only buying the one.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 12/1/15. Served in my fancy fluted Hoarders stemware.

Pours a hazy burnt amber with a tall three finger cap of white froth. The head never fully settles, leaving a jagged layer of foam and huge, fluffy sheets of lace.

Aromas of orange, berries, construction paper, vegital funk, lemon and earth. Pretty nice.

Flavor follows the nose pretty well. Orange peel, pine, farmy funk, vague lemon, melon rind, old wood, berry seeds, flower stalks, subtle bread and a little earth. There is a whole lot of flavor that almost seems to simultaneously battle each other and work together to create an extremely drinkable brew.

Light body with lively carbonation. Aftertaste comprised of citrus zest, pine and an earthy, woodsy funk.

I'm much more a fan of sweet imperial beers than funky session beers but Batch No 1731 brings the funk in a delightfully crushable way.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/1/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, floral, grass, toasted bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, floral, grass, toasted bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very dry finish from carbonation and bitter/spiciness as well. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly sticky, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy Brett wild ale style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nmann08
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yung_peli
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear amber w/ a healthy two finger head that lingers.
AR: Brett funk, strong leather notes, barnyard notes, banana esters, stone fruit: peaches, apricots, hints of grassy/pine hops.
T: Follows nose, lots of brett, subtle fruit, lingering brett funk.
M: Medium light body, medium carbonation, dry.

Makes me think of an American Orval ... Very enjoyable.

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Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with rudzud
Pours a huge fluffy fizzy huge 2+ finger head fades at a med pace, nice sticky lacing, hazy honey orange color.

Nose big Brett funk, tons of earthy barnyard funk that almost seems like it was not supposed to be Brett, light sweet toasty malt, straw grain and a weird burnt rubber funk plastic thing.

Taste brings more barnyard Brett funk, earthy farmhouse cheesy funk, little straw toasted grains, mild phenols, a little plastic note but not a bad as the aroma, nice grassy floral hops, little spicy earthy hop, fair bitter. Finish dry bitter, little funk lingering, pretty clean other than bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb perhaps a bit too much.

Overall pretty nice other than the weird plastic burnt rubber thing from Brett probably getting too much oxygen.

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Batch No. 1731 from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 89 ratings
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