Brett Loves Hops - Austin Street Brewery

Brett Loves Hops

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Overall: 6.36/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 6.80%

Season: Occasional

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  • A: 7.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 6.0 | O: 6.0
  • Color: Straw
  • Pours slightly cloudy on an otherwise clear and light looking beer. Almost saison looking. Heaps of rocky, white foam top. A bit of staying power, leaving wispy lacing, and a light overall cover to the remaining beer.

    Aroma is a peppery and fruity. Not much, if any malt: light grain. Blackberry is most distinct.

    Taste is rather simple. A touch of grain up front, carrying to the middle. Blackberry, fruity and a finish of solid pepper. Lingers.

    Light body with minimal to no carbonation. Expected the body but wanted more carbonation to hold it up - fizzy up front. Dry.

    A nice Brett IPA but by no means great. If you find this rated high, it is because of the perception that it is a Brett IPA, therefore it must be ridiculously good. Rate what your senses sense. Rant done. I would have it again but different strain of Brett to add a better yeast profile.
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  • Reviewed: Friday, April 03, 2015 at 15:21:26
  • Tasted: Friday, April 03, 2015
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Brett Loves Hops is an IPA fermented with brettanomyces. This will be a rotating series of beers with the hops changing from batch to batch. The beer is named for the way brettanomyces and hops interplay and compliment each other so well. When used as 100% of the primary yeast brett lends big tropical, overripe fruit flavors and aromas to the final beer. We will work hard to choose the best hops to compliment those flavors. Despite containing brettanomyces this is still an IPA and is meant to be enjoyed fresh. We do not recommend aging this beer, but if you must have the signature barnyard funk that comes from aging, you will do so at the cost of hop flavor and aroma.

    Batch 1 12/9/14 - Galaxy, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin

    Batch 2 1/18/15 - Nelson Sauvin
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