Beer of the Week: Mo Betta Bretta

This is a collaboration between Lost Abbey and New Belgium. A golden, Brettanomyces fermented beer in a 12.7oz cork and cage bottle. Bottled on 5/23/12.

The body is a murky, golden color. Bone white head, with very quick acting bubbles. It fizzes out to a patchy cover; not much retention at all. Very little lacing on the glass. Not really that impressive looking.

The nose has some pretty bright and funky Brett aromas. Orange citrus and even some pineapple. Lite spicing, with aromas of pepper and sage.

Lots of fruit flavors initially: pear, apple and pineapple. Creamy mouthfeel. Pepper spice flavors are enhanced by the light carbonation. Very faint, earthy Brett flavors. Grass and hay on the finish.

This drinks a lot like a fruity Belgian golden. I really like the flavors a lot, but I wish the Brett was more present. It’s just not there enough for me. I’m wishing I would have let this age for a bit, as the Brett generally becomes more evident as it ages. Oh well. Still a pretty good beer.

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