Petit Mutant
The Alchemist

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The Alchemist
Vermont, United States
Brett Beer
Ranked #15
Ranked #7,164
4.08 | pDev: 11.52%
Feb 27, 2022
Feb 06, 2014
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Notes: An American Brett ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis; this rustic ale contains almost a pound of Montmorency cherries in each 16 ounce can.
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4.39 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2022
3.29 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2020
4.19 by cp45 from New Jersey on May 31, 2020
4.28 by BubbleBobble from New York on Mar 14, 2020
3.95 by dpgrifs from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2020
4.58 by jpd026 from New York on Mar 14, 2020
4.14 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Mar 09, 2020
4.23 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Mar 01, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

2020 vintage poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a hazy ruby color with a finger of pinkish white head. The head is gone in a hurry, leaving zero lacing as it settles into a thin ring. Expected appearance for the style.

The aroma brings some strong barnyard funk and oak chips followed by every cherry in existence. There's a bit of vanilla and vinegar in here as well. Very tart and earthy.

The flavor starts with a wave of cherries, earthy oak chips, and vanilla, followed by a good amount of brett funk and grass. Finishes with a vinegary, lemony tartness.

The feel is light bodied with very good carbonation. Extremely crisp and dry with a lingering tartness.

Overall, this is a great American wild ale. It pretty much comes exactly as advertised: Tons of cherries with a good brett character and plenty of tart flavors.

Feb 24, 2020
3.33 by M_chav from New Mexico on Apr 07, 2019
4 by Dope from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Bottled 10/18/18

A: Pours a ruby red color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Cherry, tannins, funk, oak, fruity esters, and some almond notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the cherries, Brett funk, and light oak and tannins. Some fruity esters and almond notes make their way in towards the end. Finishes with lingering cherry notes and a touch of tartness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A very good sour cherry ale that is good to sip on. Lots of complexity going on. Definitely worth checking out

Mar 07, 2019
4.59 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

its a gusher... otherwise though an absolutely perfect looking beer, just fucking beautiful. smells like oak and vanilla, cherry, strong tart flavors, vinegar, peppery spice. huge amount of tart and funky vinegar notes, hay, green, cherry, mellow unripe raspberry, oak, vanilla. the feel is excessively carbonated, it almost works but just a bit too much.

Feb 09, 2019
4.17 by sd123 from Georgia on Jan 26, 2019
4.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Nov 26, 2018
4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Nov 10, 2018
4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2018
4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2018
4.05 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2018
4.75 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2018
4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 13, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Ruby pink color. Aroma is fruity and a bit funky with lots of berry notes. Taste is tart, refreshing and fruity with berries and fruit pits flavors.

Jun 06, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Bottled 08-18-2017

L- The beer pours a hazy plum color with almost no head formation. What little there is reduces to a thin ring. There is no lacing
S- The nose is a strong sour cherry component over the top of a musty funk from the Brett.
T- Like the nose the sour cherries are the dominant component. The brett funk makes it's appearance at the tail end of the palate and helps the beer to finish somewhat dry.
M- Overall mouthfeel is medium. There is very little carbonation left in the beer. I suspect that isn't typical and a problem of this bottle.
O- With proper carbonation this beer would be a joy to drink for those into brett or sour cherries. This bottle was lacking in that department and suffered some. I'll revisit in the future to see if I can get a properly carbed bottle.

May 27, 2018
4 by emerge077 from Illinois on Mar 04, 2018
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Mar 04, 2018
4.27 by countrypeddler8 from Illinois on Nov 10, 2017
4.17 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Nov 10, 2017
4.49 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Jul 10, 2017
3.75 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Jul 07, 2017
4.06 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2017
4.35 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jun 18, 2017
4.27 by Lucoli from New York on May 04, 2017
4.49 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
4.11 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Apr 26, 2017
4.27 by Scotty_J from Vermont on Apr 04, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by frekky from Massachusetts

Nov 2016 btl.

Mar 23, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

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.

Mar 06, 2017
4.11 by rab53 from Washington on Feb 11, 2017
4.59 by J-Rice from Massachusetts on Jan 28, 2017
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