The leathery flavor and smell imparted by fermentation by Brettanomyces yeasts, considered a fault in wine but appreciated in certain styles of beers.
American Heritage Medicine
Origin of Brett
Short for New Latin Brettanomycēs yeast genus name Late Greek Brettania one of the British Isles Latin Britannia, Brittannia Britain, the British Isles (from the presence of the yeast in certain styles of British beers) Greek mukēs fungus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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