Touch of Brett Mandarina

Oregon
United States
Touch of Brett Mandarina, Alesong Brewing and Blending
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This dry French-style saison was primary fermented with a blend of Brettanomyces yeasts, lending tropical fruit and spicy aromas. After aging, it was dry-hopped liberally with Mandarina Bavaria hops to complement the ripe pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and rose-like flavors that evolved during the aging time.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
23
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Centennial, Huell Melon, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 
Mecca Grade Pelton, Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Acidulated, Mecca Grade Wickiup Wheat, Malpass Wheat, Crisp Torrified Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Touch of Brett Mandarina by Alesong Brewing and Blending is a Brettanomyces-fermented farmhouse-style beer and is being judged as a Brett Beer (category 28A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Brett beers are noted for their distinctive wild yeast characters from a Brettanomyces fermentation with flavors (varying depending on the strain of Brett) of tropical fruit, stone fruit or funkier barnyard and wet hay. Touch of Brett Mandarina was fermented with a blend of Brettanomyces yeast, dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops and aged in French oak barrels.

This beer pours golden in color, slightly hazy with a small, quickly fading white head. The aroma is distinctively Brett with an orange and tropical fruit yeast character that is well-complemented by a light citrusy and spicy hop aroma. The flavor showcases Brett. with orange and tropical fruits along with a slight, pleasant sourness. Tropical fruit and spicy hops complement the wild character well. The beer finishes lightly bitter with a refreshing light sourness and lingering tropical fruit. This is a very well executed Brettanomyces fermentation with the yeast character evenly balanced by the dry hopping of Mandarina Bavaria hops. Seek this one out and enjoy!