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Old 07-02-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default New Belgium/Lost Abbey "Brett Beer"

Just picked up a couple bottles of the above (NB version, not the C&C Mo Betta Bretta from LA) and noticed a layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottles. I was thinking that all of the LoF series beers are pasteurized, or not bottle conditioned anyway. Is this true, or could the sediment be usable Brett?

On another note, has anyone tried it? It was only $5.35/bomber, so I may have to snag a couple more.

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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I had a tart lychee last night and noticed it had sediment too but didn't bother trying to collect it . Also good find on the lost Abby I saw it for 12 the other day and passed on it

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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I grabbed a couple Tart Lychee for $9. It is ok, but for a couple bucks more I prefer La Folie.

Also grabbed some Tilquin Oud Gueze for $8.35/375ml, which I thought was an excellent price.

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I was told by a bartender at New Belgium that they were going to again stop pasteurizing their sours, due to a new bottling line. Maybe they started.

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Read the recent interview of Lauren at New Belgian on Embrace the Funk. From that they still pasteurize and didn't mention a change, and further explained why for the record.

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They do still pasteurize, but their method is different from your standard filtration method. So while there are still some critters sitting at the bottom of the bottles.... They're all dead.

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Well, I drank one last night. I won't be buying anymore. It is almost cloyingly sweet, and has zero Brett flavor or aroma (maybe a very very slight amount). Hopefully the Lost Abbey C&C Mo Betta Bretta isn't the same recipe.

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:30 AM   #8
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Hate to bump a few month old thread, but from what I'm reading, sounds like there's nothing you can do with the dregs from these? I have the tart lychee and the lost abbey in my fridge right now. I was thinking about learning how to harvest dregs etc to reuse them but sounds like you can't with these. That process is all new to me anyways.

$5.39 a bottle for all of them here heh.

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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NB really dropped the ball when they "accidentally" pasteurized Brett Beer. Shame. I thought the beer was an unfortunate example of the "style" and very one dimensional.

http://beeradvocate.com/community/th...”.32621/

http://beerpulse.com/2012/08/new-bel...y-pasteurized/

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The Brett Beer was not too bad. La Folie is where it's at. My local Binny's has the 2012 and 2011. I definitely preferred the 2011. I have a La Folie clone going right now. It will be my first sour.

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