Brewery Ommegang Bigger and Bretter – Bière de Garde at 7.6% ABV

Brewery Ommegang Bigger and Bretter Bière de Garde at 7.6% ABV (C$12.25 at Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits, 750 ml, best before 1-Jan-2020, acquired 25-Mar-2019, reviewed 18-Apr-2019)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of loose ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin persistent cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: stone & orchard fruit, dry hay funk, citrus zest, bready caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Very restrained Brett funk melds well with stone and orchard fruits, backstopped by citrus zest and a pastry-like caramel. This might be worth getting another for cellaring, to give the Brett an opportunity to dig in and amp up the funk, but it’s pretty danged good as it stands. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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