|Brewery||Alpha Brewing Company|
|Location||St. Louis, MO|
|Style||American Wild Ale|
Best Quote During Tasting
If we had an election like this every year, I don't know if I could survive.
Luckily they only happen every FOUR years.
I hate you.
|Aroma - Caramel and bread crust are the first things to come out of the glass with some subtle earthiness right behind it. That's about it. There isn't much else. It's not tart and it's not funky, it's mostly just malts.|
|Appearance - The beer pours out a hazy deep amber. The off-white head stays around for 20 seconds before receding back to being just a ring around the edges of the glass.|
|Flavor - This one is a bit perplexing. The malts are huge and have big bread crust notes to them. The brett is definitely there but it's not a big player. It dries out the beer and brings a tang on the back of your tongue but it's not very big. You can also taste just a little bit of some earthy and floral hops. The beer does finish dry which reminds you the brett is in there.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is medium+ and the body is just below medium. It's light on the tongue and the carbonation gives it a lively spring on your tongue.|
|Overall Impression - I was missing some of the brett character in this one. It's called Brett Red so I have to expect more brett. Were this just a red ale, I'd say it was pretty nice because it'd still be low on hops but the maltiness was pretty damn good. This one if tweaked just a little could turn our quite well.|