Liquid Riot Hundo Blonde

Posted: December 30, 2015 in American Blonde Ale, Liquid Riot Bottling Company, Reviews

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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