Originally Posted by fivepoundpossum
interesting. i would have thought the bret would have eaten up those dextrins in the ME. i'll be curious to read your post. cheers!
Oddly enough, this hit its stride just in the last few weeks, since I started working on my blog writeup. Today is the one year anniversary of when I "brewed" this, and I'm glad I waited this long. It's definitely winning me over. The sweetness and weird syrupy character are starting to turn into more of a tart, crisp apple cider character. It still isn't super funky, but the Brett is opening up a bit, and probably has some more to go before it's peaked.
It still is sweeter than I would have expected — final gravity of 1.006, like you said, I figured Brett might take it down lower than that. It isn't heavy, but you can definitely tell that it's not plain cider. Adding the malt had its pros and cons.
Here's the full write-up on my blog: http://www.bear-flavored.com/2012/11/bear-flavored-brett-graff-ciderbeer.html
. It turned into a pretty nice drink, but in the future, I'd probably just add Brett to apfelwine for something super-tart.