33cl bottle, imported from Belgium.
Orange, hazed pour with a modest head. Nice retention but not a great deal of lace.
Nose is immediately apparent with a serious dose of funk right off the bat. A touch of white pepper up front, but it’s mainly a a funky cheese note.
Big cheesy funk in the tastes too, but the beer is surprisingly light to drink. Very light on its feet in fact. The funk brings some lovely residual bitterness that turns into hoppy burps, and a dry, satisfying bitter aftertaste. The beer is simultaneously big and bold, and gentle and easy. That’s not a simple thing to pull off, but it’s also a signature of La Senne beers. A little phenolic character, some ester based fruit, the usual stuff, but clearly well-made.
The Brett brings a little coinage metal as well, and a distinct herbal note that we sometimes call barnyard/funk/brett or some combination thereof, but whatever your preference in terms of descriptors you’ll know exactly what this is. Whether you want to call this a Saison, a Brett Beer or a Wild Ale seems irrelevant to me, you’ll get it. In fact, I’d say this is a quintessential Brett based beer, and that’s all that one can ask, right? It does “what it says on the can”, and it does it well. ’nuff said.