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Beer Styles

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American Brett

These unique beers vary in color and can take on the hues of added fruits or other ingredients. Horsey, goaty, leathery, phenolic and some fruity acidic character derived from Brettanomyces organisms may be evident, but in balance with other components of the beer. Brett beer and sour beer are not synonymous.

Category: Wild/Sour Beers

Food Pairings

  • Grilled or Roasted Game
  • Earthy Farmhouse Cheeses
  • Fruit-Filled Pastries

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
45-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Varies

Clarity

Varies

Carbonation (Visual)

Varies

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Varies

Hop

Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness are evident over a full range from low to high

Malt

Varies

Esters

Can be present

Phenols

Can be present

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Low to High

Finish Length

Varies

Attenuation

Varies

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

Varies

Water

Varies

Yeast

Brettanomyces, Ale/Lager possible

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