Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux with Motueka Hops – Sour / Wild Ale at 6.3% ABV

Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux with Motueka Hops Sour / Wild Ale at 6.3% ABV (US$10.99 at Specs Main Houston, 750 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 8-Mar-2017, reviewed 4-Nov-2017)

Appearance: clear pale gold with a fat rocky white head (hi, Brett) that retains well, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: complex, funky Brett, lemon zest, coriander, tropical fruit, white pepper, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate funky tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-high carbonation, dry mildly funky finish. (4/5)

They call this a Wild Ale, but it’s pretty Saison-ish, if you ask me. (Which is absolutely not a criticism, since Saison is one of my favourite styles.) Very Brett dominated, whether appearance (typical Brett head), aroma (big funky Brett), taste (funky tart) or finish (bone dry and mildly funky). There’s also citrus and tropical fruit, which I’m attributing to the Motueka hops. All in all, a very enjoyable brew. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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