Adaptation: Brett - Kolsch Finished with Brett
5.0% alc. / vol. - Beer / Bière
Sam's Take on: Adaptation Brett
This beer began as an experiment with Brew Culture, Tooth & Nail, Stone City, Indie Ale House and us. Using White Labs Brett D, we all brewed the same beer (as much as humanly possible) but used different primary yeasts and then pitched Brett D halfway through fermentation. The goal was, given the same recipe and fermentation parameters, to see which primary yeast was most affected by the Brett character.
For our part, the base beer was very similar to our Kölsch recipe and we used our California Ale yeast as the primary. We found that early on, any Brett character in our beer was very muted… so we let it sit for 3 months. As the beer continued to age in the fermenter, it began to develop a nice farmhouse Brett aroma and flavour. It’s not overwhelming, or a Brett ‘bomb’, but it gives you a good idea of how Brett secondary fermentation can affect the flavour of an otherwise clean beer. We hope you enjoy!