Birds Fly South Petite Gal­axy

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Belgian & Brett Pale Ale -

LOC: Greenville, South Car­olina ABV: 3.8% | IBUS: 30 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Fruity, Brett-for­ward, and hazy pale farm­house.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Bret­tanomyces farm­house aro­mas (horse blan­ket mainly) with a touch of lemon, black­berry, or­ange, leather, her­bal, earthy, some sweet dark fruit. The Brett is tem­pered with com­plex and in­ter­est­ing cit­rus and berry hop aro­mas.” Fla­vor: “Light body, high car­bon­a­tion, low but bal­anc­ing bit­ter­ness for such a low-grav­ity beer. Light mint char­ac­ter mixed with a light grape­fruit and mango-like fla­vors. The Brett plays off of a very light malt back­bone and car­ries ev­ery­thing through. Makes the cit­rus and trop­i­cal notes shine.” Over­all: “Very well-ex­e­cuted beer given the low Abv—this beer is in­cred­i­bly hard to make. The won­der­ful hop pro­file that cre­ates a nice silky body and gives it an in­ter­est­ing spici­ness blends very well with the tart­ness at the be­gin­ning of the sip. Bal­anc­ing every one of these strong fla­vors in such a light-bod­ied beer is dif­fi­cult, but they’ve done it mas­ter­fully. Bravo.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 20 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 98

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