- Aroma: Light sweetness, apricotty esters, low tartness, some oak. Very little classic brett aroma, just a little hint of something wild.
- Appearance: Great head, clear copper color. Head recedes but lacing is good.
- Flavor: Bubblegum / fruity, soft malts, light spice from hops. Bitterness is very low due to age. Well blended & subtle oak finish. Very complex. Not much of the classic brett horseyness or sourness that I would have expected.
- Mouthfeel: Soft and velvety up front with expanding bubbles, high carbonation and a very dry finish. Light tannins, spice, alcohol warmth.
- Overall: Incredible beer, but the brett is not really noticeable, at least not in a classic brett sense. My theory is that the brett was not "stressed" enough during fermentation, and it fermented very clean during the secondary. This may have been from making a starter from the pack of brett to split it into 2 beers. Maybe we pitched too much?
6/29/09 Racked to a keg with 4 oz. of priming sugar to keg condition. I also racked .5 gallons to a swing-top growler with a half ounce of sugar. the gravity is still only at 1.012 and the brett flavor is light and unimpressive at this point. I hope it drops a few more points! I did not purge the keg of oxygen, because I'd like to encourage a little more brett character and I think a bit of O2 will help. I did purge the head space after it was filled. I did not secondary this beer, due to lack of time. I did not detect any autolysis flavors. The keg is at room temp, which is pretty warm right now, but there's not much I can do about it except RDWHAH.