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Great Lakes Heavy BrettingGreat Lakes Heavy Bretting

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 08-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by liamt07:
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Volo for Night of the Funk. Served in a wine glass. Their "Heavy Petting" saison, thrown into oak barrels for 8 months with some brett. Quite impressed with the original (had at the GL tap-takeover months earlier), so we'll see where this goes.

Poured a deep blood red, with some mahogany notes. Hazy body with a thin tan collar. Nose is funkified (some cheesy funk?), oak, light acetic notes. Juicy cherry qualities (although not sour), vanilla and more general -bal notes. Taste is infinitely more complex however, as all of these characteristics converge on the palate simultaneously, with added alcohol/paint thinner notes (and surprisingly, not offensively so). Sweeter flavour than the nose suggested to me, a real sipper as the alcohol hinders sucking this back (although I don't think any of us determined what the alcohol on this actually was). Creamy and sour finish. Very nice, complex but certainly something to be shared. The serving size was too much for me, and I passed this onto my girlfriend. If this were to be bottled, a 650ml bottle would suffice for 5-6 people just to give an idea of the drinkability.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Night of Funk at Bar Volo, the superstar of the show. A top notch creation, aimed at the Beer Geeks. Where the trend is going, unbalanced, dial turned up to sour power. Dark brown and lacey. Grape, oaky, Brett right there. Eight month of oaking and it shows. Feels 9% -ish abv. Above average mouthfeel.
Had it by bottle about six months later,less complex but still nice. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of sliverX
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Great Lakes Heavy Bretting from Great Lakes Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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