Brute

750 mL bottle, gold foiled and corked. Adorned with gold labels. Presentation is superb. Batch E! 018.
Poured this one into champagne flutes.
The pour gives a golden yellow body with a champagne like carbonation which is all very attractive.
The nose gives that distinct, dry yeast aroma with some hint of the sour notes to come.
Having read some reviews for this I was expecting a puckeringly sour, vinegar like concoction, but this was simply not my experience. Sure there was quite a lot of sour acidity, but in no way was in as sour as many had suggested. Lots of green apple acidity and the carbonation was definitely sparkling-wine “like”, but the dry character came through and the beer drank beautifully. I get very little oak, which I am happy about – the beer doesn’t need that added complexity for me.
More, lovely dry, yeast notes in the finish and the beer finishes amazingly well. Very tasty with plenty of moreish notes and the acidity does not grate.
Very classy beer from presentation through to finish, and one that you could easily impress people with. Delicious and a great aperitif or greeting beer. Might be even better classified as a Biere de Champagne.

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12/25/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 5
Total: 4.5
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