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Kelso Brett | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 04-20-2009

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by phattysbox:
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3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at DBA (manhattan)... Poured into a imperial pint glass.

Cloudy orange/amber color. Minimal head and no lacing. The appearance of the brew is probably its worst fault.

Smells of light funk and wet hay. Like the previous reviewer - very mild in the nose, like a mild soft cheese. Some malt husk also present in the nose.

Taste also is mild for a wild ale, but still pretty good. I would describe it as more of a lemony tartness and very slight vinegar in the back, but extremely slight. Very light in body and very quenching.

Overall - its turns out a session wild ale if there is such a thing. Nothing to scream about, but worthy enough to try once. They either need to add more Brett or let it age more for the sour funk to pull through.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler from Whole Foods. Last beer of the night(there is still some cider to go). :D

"Belgian Golden Ale refermented w/ wild yeast for six months."

Ommegang stem. Top fill. Always scared these overfills are going to be undercarbonated. Pleasantly surprised though to see a pretty dollop of mayo-ish head laying on top of a body of chill-hazed golden orange banana liquor.

Still a little cold, it smells particularly of mildly sour apricots, faintly of green apples, along with some a solid amounts of dough, alcohol, & yeast. Nothing spectacular, but I'm still working on it. Warming up, it adds a little weirdness to it with some popcorn. I think it's stable enough to move on now.

Taste is primarily doughy, followed by tons of citric acid. Spritzy bite, sour orange follow through. A little grassy & golden like a sloppy Orval clone. Carbonation remains intact throughout to fulfill a more expected sour & yeasty backdrop. Frothy, with a clean finish. Sticky cobweb lace reminds me that I should run that dishwasher before something starts growing in there. Very easy.

Did I forget to mention thanks to my Ruskie neighbor Alexi for getting me some of this while I was away on "business". Former KGBs like craft beer too. :D

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dar482
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Sunswick in Astoria.

The beer comes in a clear amber color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has brett, sour apple tartness, some vinegar, and just that funk you'd expect.

The flavor follows with orange and apple tartness. Then finish has this strange funk that I can't really pick up, though maybe that's just the brett. There's a lack of balance without malt in the back bone or bitterness for the "IPA" part of the beer.

It's a decent beer, but for me, the off taste didn't get do it for me.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy orange gold. Creme head. Nose is mildly lactic with citrus and hops. Flavor is kind of a hoppy and woody thing. Barely any funk at all. I do get some Brett influence, but it's pretty mild. Well, really mild. Feel has a quite vibrant carbonation. Liquid is pretty thickly bodied. Overall, this has pretty good balance, but it's also a very mild wild. Get it? Mild wild? It rhymes. Ya know? Ha. Ha. I would consider this a very "tamed down" version of La Roja. It doesn't suck, but it's not really bringing a whole lot of funk. Maybe it will get funkier as it ages? Pretty easy to drink for the style.

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Photo of funkel81
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 06/01/13 notes. Had this on tap at Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn. Served in a pint glass. this was listed as their Brett IPA but looking at the reviews I believe this is the "Kelse Brett" listed on BA.

a - Pours a deep amber-orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, sour fruits, citrus hops, hay, earthy notes, yeast, spice, oranges, and fruity malts. Loads of brett and some nice hops, I like the nose a lot.

t - Tastes of brett, citrus hopsm and fruity malts. Lightly sour; not as hoppy as the nose and just a ton of brett, which I like, but is one dimensional.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink overall.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit; one of the better Kelso beers I've had. It has a ton of brett to it, and some nice citrus hops and fruit, especially in the nose. It seems some people are disappointed by the lack of funk and sourness since it is labeled here as a wild ale, but I am fine with it. I like brett a lot and not every wild ale needs to be funky, so it is good for what is it, an IPA or Belgian IPA that they added brett to. Would have it again and recommend if you like brett.

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Kelso Brett from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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