Paper Airplanes
Birds Fly South Ale Project

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #446
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #7,411
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
From:
Birds Fly South Ale Project
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Opens with a loud pop and while the foam builds, it never reaches the gusher stage; pours out cloudy and the color of apricot nectar, the head massive and rocky; swaths of lacing stick all over the place

Smell: Funky, vinous and tart, the aromatics burst with Brett; hints of lemon-lime, honeyed white wine grape and rotting stone fruit

Taste: Barnyard hay, white wine grape and a tart lemon-lime element merge together, at the outset; funky Brett tones build, through the middle and dominate the back end; the finish is very dry and almost chalky

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation

Overall: The Brett is really taking over, at this point, and I would have liked to try this beer at an earlier stage; still, a really nice example of a farmhouse brew

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Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge fluffy head of voluminous foam, it billows up above the rim of the glass and sits there like a soufflé.
Sudsy texture to the bubbles, with a smooth meringue surface. Opaque dark orange body, rapid rising carb trails.

Light tropical fruit aroma pops with a mixture of dried pineapple and white grape notes, with a light cellar funk of Brett yeast in the periphery. Dry hop is noticeable and well integrated, giving it a green vinous edge from the Nelson Sauvin.

Tart with a light fruitiness, white grape and lemon, Brett funk is on the lighter side and well integrated, lending some minor dry spice and basement funk. Finishes dry with the occasional odd twang of aluminum. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and effervescent feel. Nice and well balanced, easily drinkable. Makes me wish it was spring already.

Reminds me somewhat of Fantome saison on a good day.

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Photo of jlindros
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks you rudzud

Big fluffy creamy head fades at a need pace with big foamy lacing, very hazy murky dark golden orange color.

Nose nice big Brett, sour funk, little tropical pineapple, juicy citrus, bright tropical citrus, little sweet malt.

Taste brings big tropical citrus, tons of pineapple, acidic citrus, tangerine, little tropical acidic fruit, citrus rind, lemony and orange zest, nice Nelson, quite tart, juicy tropical citrus, floral hop notes.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb

Overall incredible.

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Photo of rudzud
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden orange hue with a big fluffy three finger head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of nice brett c, excellent tropical notes, good light wine, light sourness, very aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent tartness and sourness. Very nice Nelson notes which are complimented by the brett c. Lovely tropical funk notes, light puckering tartness. Wonderful.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, clean, excellent tartness. Very nice.

O - Overall this was a very very nice brett pale. The Nelson hops accent the brett wonderfully. Very very tasty and aromatic.

Serving Type: bottle

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Paper Airplanes from Birds Fly South Ale Project
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 22 ratings