Liquid Riot Burton-On-Funk

Posted: December 7, 2015 in English Pale Ale, Liquid Riot Bottling Company, Reviews

When I picked this beer up, I had no idea about the style of the beer. I just knew that it was from Liquid Riot and I wanted to bring it home and give it a shot. After doing some research on it, I’m not sure that I’ve ever had an opportunity to try a Brett English Pale Ale. There’s a first time for everything, I guess.


ABV: 8%

Style: English Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Burton-on-Funk is the barrel aged version of our Burton ale cellared in a bourbon barrel for about 10 months with Brettanomyces. It’s nicely malty, minerally, and dry with strong notes of classic Brett funk. The finish is very dry with notes of bourbon and oak with a lingering hoppiness.”

Random: If we ever go back to Portland, without a doubt, we’re going back to Liquid Riot.

This beer poured with a huge, thick, four finger white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass as well. The body was a dusky, light orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was very interesting. It started with some tartness and hay and then warm, vanilla notes with bourbon. The taste had more bourbon notes up front. It had oak, ash, and warm vanilla with a touch of rye spice. The brett came through, but didn’t offer a lot of tartness. Instead, it just dried out the beer. There was also some earthy, grassy hops that came through. It had a medium thick body with no alcohol warming. There was light carbonation. The finish was quick with bourbon and vanilla. This set me back $12.99 for a 375 mL bottle ($.98 per ounce), which isn’t cheap, but worth it for a really interesting beer that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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