Liquid Riot Hundo Blonde

It’s really interesting to see how breweries are using Brett now. This one was entirely fermented with it, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a 100% Brett fermented beer. Let’s see how it was.

hundo

ABV: 7%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hundo is a blonde beer fermented in barrels entirely with Brettanomyces. Classic fruity, mildly funky Brett characteristics are present with a soft, doughy maltiness in the finish.”

Random: I wish I lived closer to the brewery so I could get more of this.

The beer poured with a thin, three finger head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with high carbonation visible. The nose was really unique. It had some golden fruit characteristics up front. I specifically pulled out golden raisins and apricot. It then went into a spice note with some coriander. I also pulled out a scent that reminded me of white wine. Honey was at the end of the nose with a marked sweet smell. The taste was also like that of a full-bodied white wine. The oak and vanilla notes were a nice addition to the taste. Golden raisins came through as well. Since this said that it was fermented with Brett, I fully expected the usual horse blanket that comes with Brett, but this just dried the beer out, which was really nice. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy, dry finish with white grapes, oak and vanilla. This was $12.99 for the bottle, which came to $.77 per ounce. Despite the higher than average price tag, this beer was absolutely outstanding. I didn’t expect this beer to have so many layers of flavor and I would have this again in a second. If only it was distributed to New Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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