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Collaboration Series: Confession | Bruery Terreux

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4.21/5
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210 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Confession is a true collaborative effort between the wine and beer world. A variation of our sour blonde ale, brewed in part by Fess Parker Winery, was blended and fermented with juice pressed from Parker's Riesling grapes, harvested in part by The Bruery team. The result is remarkable. Not quite beer, not quite wine. Fragrant fruit flavors warm the nose, infiltrated by a slight funk from the wild yeast. The first sip is reminiscent of a dry, white wine, but everything changes upon further examination as the flavors marinate and reveal themselves with each gulp.

Added by Callmecoon on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,613
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
210
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
46
Trade:
7
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Brendanjames
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like white wine in the glass.

Taste and nose are apple skin, apple juice, white pepper, lime, and tonic water. Hints of pineapple and honey. Crisp, with nice minerality on the finish. Equal parts white wine and wild ale. Dries out a good deal on the backend. Booze is completely concealed. Sourness is a 3/10. Mild. Some band-aid/rubber on the nose.

Overall, really good. If you like tart white wine this "beer" will do it for you. Citrus zest and vanilla. 9+/10

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear straw yellow topped by a finger of dense white head that retains quickly leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of grape must, funk, and sourness
T: Taste is bright acidity followed up with some white wine notes and some hints of melon. Sourness keeps coming back but some funk does shine through as well. Hints of buttery oak also. Swallow is a nice blast of sourness followed by some more white wine notes and oak with some lingering acidity
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly slick mouthfeel. Carbonation on this beer is very effervescent but keeps away from being prickly. The finish on this beer is quite drying as well
O: Overall this is an interesting beer. It blends a lot of features between a pale sour and a reisling. Definitely different and I kind of like it. I can see that this may be a little polarizing though.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dynobolt
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear-ish straw yellow with relatively no head aside from a faint ring.

I get buttery oak in aroma, almost smelling like a mead, with apple and white grape adding to flavor. Feel is a little slick and heavy like a mead as well.

Good to know we still have that duplication problem, and ThatsThatDude is still contributing to this mess, helping to inflate this to a full on quadruplicate entry here on BA.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear white wine hue with fizzy carbonation barely forming a head before disappearing. Very vinous in appearance.
S: From a foot away, you can smell the white wine and dry earthy minerals. Upon closer inspection, it smells like a sweet chardonnay. Oak, dry cracker malt, white pepper, and a hint of sour tartness.
T: Apple (initially seems sweet, but as it warms turns more sour), oak, earthy minerals, tart berries, dry cracker malt, and a hint of honey and white pepper.
M: In turns, sweet, sour, and tart. Very vinous with an astringent mineral quality. Light-medium body (drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest). Lingers and matures nicely on the palate too.
D: Wow! Very interesting brew and very nice collaboration. Good complexity. Drinks like a sweet chardonnay or a chardonnay-reisling. Seek it out!

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Photo of scottspencer
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, slightly darker than a white wine
S: Sweet white wine, riesling grapes, oak, lemon zest, hint of lactose, green apple, light funk, clean
T: Sweet white wine, pear, white grape, champagne, stone fruit, balanced tartness, hint of earthy funk, green apple, mineral, very complex
M: Light bubbles just like champagne, very dry
O: This is the most vinous beer I've ever had. It's great that the tartness is so balanced unlike other Bruery beers. The alcohol is non existent and it is so complex yet also delicate in aroma, flavor and feel.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well I think this looks more like beer than wine. Color scheme, head formation, carbonation all lead me to that conclusion.

The aroma is really cool, I think I can, but I dunno if done blindly, but I swear I can smell white wine grapes up in this. The nice tart and sour notes blend with virgin or French oak it seems. Good funk notes.

Taste brings more of that stuff plus some citric fruit and acid notes. Very dry mouthfeel. This is very pleasing, relatively easy drinking stuff. Truly like a blend of wild ale and white wine.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Lots of vinous aroma of Riesling grapes, followed by a lightly funky, lingering sourness

A: Deep yellow-orange, light haze, with a thin white even head that quickly recedes into a ring around the glass.

T: Riesling grape flavor upfront, a bit juicy, followed by a lightly funky and lingering tartness. While it tastes like a Riesling, the beer is not at all sweet with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Great; the beer has a great Riesling aroma and flavor without the sweetness and shows great balance between being a beer and wine.

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Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 210 ratings
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