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Old 10-08-2012, 02:43 AM   #11
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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/threads/new-belgium-and-lost-abbey’s-brett-beer-reportedly-“accidentally-pasteurized”.32621/

http://beerpulse.com/2012/08/new-belgium-and-lost-abbeys-brett-beer-accidentally-pasteurized/
A friend tends bar at a local pub, they have this on draft on a "clean" line as they were told it is pasteurized. I'm assuming NB packages bottles and kegs similarly.

And for what it's worth, he poured us a 4 oz sample on Friday that didn't get finished amongst 5 brewing friends...we got no brett character and lot of bandaid.


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Old 10-08-2012, 02:50 AM   #12
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I don't see how it was "accidentally" pasteurized. If you read that interview with Lauren Salazar it's obvious pasteurizing was an intended effect.



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Old 10-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
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The interview with Lauren Salazar says it's filtered, not pasteurized. Either way the result is the same, no brett left in the bottle.

http://embracethefunk.com/2012/06/26/lauren-salazar-of-new-belgium-qa/

They do pasteurize their sour beers such as La Folie.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:26 AM   #14
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Did a side by side of each - http://adam-jackson.net/beer/review-lost-abbey-new-belgium-brett-beer-collaboration-side-by-side/


The C&C unfiltered / unpasteurized was much better. I'm not a huge brett fan but did not like the NB version as much.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:45 AM   #15
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The interview with Lauren Salazar says it's filtered, not pasteurized. Either way the result is the same, no brett left in the bottle.

http://embracethefunk.com/2012/06/26/lauren-salazar-of-new-belgium-qa/

They do pasteurize their sour beers such as La Folie.
Brett character will continue to evolve even in the absence of live brett, so in order to "lock in" the flavor profile, you have to pasteurize to denature everything. If the goal at New Belgium is consistency and producing a beer that needs no additional aging, you have to pasteurize brett beers like this, too. That's why I said it was intentional even if explained as "accidental".
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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Whether it was on purpose or accident, I still think it's a shame to "lock in" a flavor in a beer that could evolve and develop over time. I had both in the past couple months and enjoyed the Lost Abbey version much more.

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Whether it was on purpose or accident, I still think it's a shame to "lock in" a flavor in a beer that could evolve and develop over time. I had both in the past couple months and enjoyed the Lost Abbey version much more.
That's just their philosophy at NB.
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I've recently had both of these beers. I can't say I'm a fan of either. They are interesting to taste and I'm glad I tried them, but I certainly will not be buying them again any time soon. I could tell a slight difference between the beers and preferred the Lost Abbey version. It tasted brighter and had a pleasing tangy character that helped with the near complete lack of bitterness. The New Belgium version was pretty flabby and underwhelming.

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I've recently had both of these beers. I can't say I'm a fan of either. They are interesting to taste and I'm glad I tried them, but I certainly will not be buying them again any time soon. I could tell a slight difference between the beers and preferred the Lost Abbey version. It tasted brighter and had a pleasing tangy character that helped with the near complete lack of bitterness. The New Belgium version was pretty flabby and underwhelming.
Needs more hops, eh?
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Needs more hops, eh?
I'm not saying that exactly. Perhaps some bitterness would help. It's just not my thing and I'm not quite sure what I'd say would make it great. I've got a 100% Brett beer of my own I'm not very excited about either. These are the only two commercial examples I've tasted. I was just chiming in to say I liked the LA version better.


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