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Red Swingline - Trinity Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%


Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 04-06-2013)
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy yet bright orange with some nice peachy colors. There is a nice ha;f inch medium dense head that has very little retention and quickly disappears down to a thin ring around the glass.

Aroma is interesting. strong hoppy tropical notes. Notes of peach and papaya with some good slight passion fruit notes and mango as well. Aroma has tons of notes of brett and woody funk. Musty! So musty. With slight citrus tartness in the nose this is a very interesting brew.

The flavor follows the interesting nose. Funky and musty. Heavy notes of brett. There are notes of wood and wet cardboard as well as some cornhusk notes. Notes of tropical fruit mixed in with the funk. Slight tartness in the flavor that is inviting but gets slightly offset by the funk and slight fruit juice sweetness as well as some citrus hop notes. This is an interesting brew with some good crisp carbonation that is also not as fluffy. The carbonation just helps to clean the palette.

Super funky brew that is nice and inviting. Brett notes are quite funky and go very well with the slight tart notes and the mild juicy hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:21:43 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Thanks to waltonc for this bottle!

750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and clear wax.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: orangish yellow bodied beer with almost 2 fingers of head. Drops down to a thin cap and eventually a ring around the glass. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Rotten hay and musty wet basement funkiness meets tangerines and citrus zest! Lemon and green apples; mildly tart nose. Earthiness, bready malt, fruity esters, and floral. Nose is slightly reminicent of the CS St Bretta series.

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Overall: Trinity really made a nice brew here. I liked this comsiderably more than Crooked Stave Batch 60, surprisingly enough. Its both wild and hoppy. Quite flavorful and complex. All that flavor squeezed into a minescule 4.1 abv beer. Nice work Trinity!

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Red Swingline from Trinity Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.