Petit Mutant | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
372 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Petit MutantPetit Mutant
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis; this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Lucoli
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scotty_J
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 2016 btl.

13 characters

Photo of jhavs
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Pour is colored like bing cherry juice. Maroon and mostly clear. Pink foamy head pops itself out fast and leaves a tiny ring around the glass.

Aroma is bright cherry juice, sweet and tart.

The flavor is cherry. Sweet cherries, tart cherries and a hint of background funk and grass. A crisp and clean flavored brew.

Moderate carbonation comes through a bit effervescent and lighter bodied.

I think this tasted and looked fantastic. Refined and layered flavors.

 510 characters

Photo of rab53
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Rice
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandonld23
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaymus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Eric that foamed over upon opening, thanks for sharing! Big tart cherry juice on the nose and in the flavor with just a hint of earthy light funkiness. Its a tasty beverage but I was honestly hoping for a bit more funk of tart or something,

 257 characters

Photo of Jofroi
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvghost
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Alchemist Arome glass. Purchased at the brewery this past weekend. Paired with Alchemist cheese washed in Petit Mutant beer.

Pour a deep maroon body with a pink fizzy head that reduces quickly to leave little lacing and no retention.

Aromas are heavy cherry, lots of berries, that's pretty much all I get here but it's fantastic. Definitely going to be sour by the nose.

On the tongue is a significant tartness and a TON of cherries, so much cherry, I love it. Funky yeast comes through on the follow through, finishing dry. Mouthfeel is medium light with high carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall a very well done beer. Tons of cherry and balanced acidity. Would be great in a barrel to add some depth and complexity.

 779 characters

Photo of edthehead
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthonypino11
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Deltoro
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Petit Mutant from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
4.03 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe