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Red Swingline - Trinity Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 54
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Taste: Mildy bitter citrus zest and fruitiness right away. Moderately funky. Its rotten and musty funk that is actually quite pleasant. Bready malts and more citrus, that is slightly sweeter this time when you taste the citrus. Green apples and lemons. Earthy, oaky, and fruity brett notes dominate the middle of the flavor profile. The back end of this beer is dank, juicy, and "green"; these qualities really start to show up more as this beer warms up a little bit. The finish is like orange juice meets funk. I will call it a funky Mimosa finish! Really complex stuff here.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation. Soft slightly creamy carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish. Really really drankable.

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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 08, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Cloudy orange. Head dissipates quickly.

S. Sour Tangerine. Oak

T. Like the smell. Tangerine oak and some bitterness from the hops. Funky.

M. Puckering but not overbearing. Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O. Pretty good level of sour and lots of flavor going on. Would drink this again

shadetree67, Feb 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 29, 2013
Red Swingline from Trinity Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.