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American Wild Ale - Brett Beer


Most often drier and fruitier than the base style suggests. Funky notes range from low to high, depending on the age of the beer and strain(s) of Brett used. Funkiness is generally restrained in younger 100% Brett examples, but tends to increase with age.

Flavor Profile: Variable by base style. Brett character may range from minimal to aggressive. Can be quite fruity (e.g., tropical fruit, berry, stone fruit, citrus), or have some smoky, earthy, or barnyard character. Should not be unpleasantly funky, such as Band-Aid, fe

Ingredients: Virtually any style of beer, fermented in any manner, then finished with one or more strains of Brett. Alternatively, a beer made with Brett as the sole fermentation strain.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Brett Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Birthday #01 - Säsongen av Lejon
5 gal 4.67% 30.72 1.051 1.015
extract 3486
Dirty Dozen Golden Brett Ale
34.3 gal 5.73% 27.33 1.053 1.009
All Grain 3012
Birthday #02 - Säsongen av Lejon
5.5 gal 5.35% 34.78 1.057 1.016
All Grain 2774
100% Brett NeiPA
50 L 6.78% 49.99 1.061 1.010
All Grain 2165
Brett Table Beer
38 L 3.43% 21.99 1.026 0.999
All Grain 2146
Dark Funky Saison (Brett)
21 L 7.4% 32.99 1.070 1.014
All Grain 2097
Non the weisser
5.5 gal 3.16% 1.96 1.032 1.007
BIAB 2053
Pale Ale Brett C.
15 L 5.88% 59.42 1.051 1.006
All Grain 2033
100% Brett IPA by Jesse Derma
5.75 gal 9.3% 100.06 1.079 1.008
All Grain 1934
grapefruit and orange and lime
5.5 gal 5.76% 29.1 1.051 1.007
All Grain 1707

Newest Brett Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Reloj de Arena - Farmhouse with Brett
20 L 6.57% 26.91 1.058 1.008
All Grain 72
Don Juan's "Seductive Sour"
5 gal 5.17% 19.11 1.049 1.009
BIAB 64
Friar Funk
6 gal 4.77% 3.74 1.048 1.012
All Grain 56
Unfunky UFO | Red Rye Brett Ale
100 L 5.59% 22.61 1.051 1.008
All Grain 88
Brett Sours
17.5 gal 4.2% 5.86 1.041 1.009
All Grain 48
Eric's Brett Imperial Turmeric Dark Ale
5.5 gal 9.37% 50.79 1.087 1.015
All Grain 223
Wild peachberries
5.5 gal 4.52% 31.72 1.041 1.007
BIAB 167
Grisette with Jester King Blend
2.75 gal 3.56887% 0 1.036 1.009
BIAB 97
Brett IPA
5 gal 7.72% 79.69 1.068 1.009
All Grain 250
2023 Autumn Brett Saison
25 L 5.61% 23.99 1.044 1.001
All Grain 95

Fermentables Used In Brett Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Pilsner 44 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 64% 10% - 100%
Flaked Oats 39 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 10% 1% - 26%
US - Pale 2-Row 39 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 13% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 38 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 6% 1% - 50%
Flaked Wheat 25 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 14% 4% - 36%
American - White Wheat 25 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 24% 7% - 70%
Belgian - Pilsner 20 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 68% 38% - 100%
American - Wheat 19 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 17% 4% - 50%
American - Vienna 18 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 32% 1% - 91%
German - Pilsner 18 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 60% 30% - 94%

Hops Used In Brett Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Citra 28 11 20% 2% - 100%
Saaz 25 3.5 32% 4% - 100%
Mosaic 19 12.5 19% 2% - 50%
Centennial 19 10 30% 5% - 100%
Magnum 14 15 51% 4% - 100%
Simcoe 12 12.7 17% 4% - 45%
Amarillo 12 8.6 19% 5% - 48%
Cascade 12 7 27% 5% - 50%
Willamette 9 4.5 46% 25% - 100%
Galaxy 9 14.25 21% 5% - 67%

Steeping Grains Used In Brett Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 2 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 33% 17% - 50%
American - White Wheat 2 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 64% 40% - 89%

Yeasts Used In Brett Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
White Labs - Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois Vrai WLP648 22 White Labs Ale Med-High Low 85% 70°F 85°F
White Labs - Brettanomyces Bruxellensis WLP650 15 White Labs Ale Med-High Low 78% 85°F 95°F
White Labs - Brettanomyces Claussenii WLP645 14 White Labs Ale Med-High Low 78% 85°F 95°F
White Labs - Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois WLP644 12 White Labs Ale Med-High Low 85% 70°F 85°F
Wyeast - Brettanomyces bruxellensis 5112 11 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Medium 90% 60°F 75°F
The Yeast Bay - Amalgamation - Brett Super Blend 7 The Yeast Bay Wilds & Sours Low Low 85% 70°F 80°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 7 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Omega Yeast Labs - All the Bretts OYL-218 7 Omega Yeast Labs Bretts and Blends 0.11 Low 48% 68°F 85°F
White Labs - Brettanomyces Lambicus WLP653 6 White Labs Ale Med-High Low 78% 85°F 95°F
White Labs - American Farmhouse Blend WLP670 6 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 78.5% 68°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Brett Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 37 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 23 Water Agt Mash 91% 28% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 20 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 50%
Epsom Salt 17 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Whirlfloc 13 Other Boil 41% 6% - 97%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 10 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 60%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 7 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 49%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 59% 8% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 6 Water Agt Mash 68% 20% - 100%
Baking Soda 5 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 12%

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