Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta! - Trinity Brewing Company

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Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta!Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta!

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beaver13 on 07-17-2013

Heavy in Roast, Chocolate, and Special B malts this beer comes off with a unique and unexpectedly dry profile. Combining two Brettas lends a milder barnyard, but heavily funky character accented by an apparent 'natural cork' flavor. Aging the beer on French oak Barrels and allowing it to properly develop, attenuation is high revealing a light body and notes of astringency. Balance is created by the addition of three special golden ingredients: Honey, Golden Raisins, and Mustard Seed.
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Photo of Beaver13
2.7/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, bottle 1/13 1337, barrel TBB 1-6. Pours dark amber brown with a very thin fizzy head that quickly almost completely disappears, other than a little constant bubbling from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is some sweet caramel, tart acidic fruit and funk with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with tart sour fruit and a little funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, great name but a not so great sour.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body that borders on black. Sticky pale white lace on the edges of the glass. 4.25

S- Tart, earthy, acidic, thick malt aroma. Oud bruin maybe? Something salty in that aroma. 4

T- Starts off very much like an oud bruin, dark roasted malt meets tartness. The beer takes a whole new approach on the finish with a lemony flavor. Brown sugar emerges and offsets the tartness and acidity. 4

M- It's sour as hell when it's not tart. Woosa. Not an easy-drinker by any means but it can be slowly enjoyed. 3.5

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky chestnut with a thin tan head. Trace amounts of lacing & head retention

S: Sourness, wine barrel ( Chardonnay?). Horse blanket

T: Red wine, oakyness, sourness & dryness up front. Grape juice sneaks in as this warms, a little black currant, & little vinegar, more oakyness. Finishes dry, acidic & with much red grape, faint hints of woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, near zero carbonation. Acidic & dry

Pretty interesting, not the best I've had, but in the neighborhood

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An OK sour but not my cup of tea but was OK to try it once

Photo of bluejacket74
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce wax capped bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is tart, the brew smells like vinegar, tart berries, lemon peel, and some chocolate and roasted malt. It tastes like vinegar, tart cherries, lemon, mustard, chocolate, oak and some red wine. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, and the mustard seed made it really interesting. But for the most part it's a good sour ale, as the tartness stood out in this brew. I'd like to try this one again. $8.99 a bottle.

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black in appearance; when held up to the light the edges of the glass are dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sour cherries and oak are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of oak, vanilla, and sour cherries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite tart on the palate. The sourness makes your mouth pucker a little.
O: I really liked the aromas and flavors of vanilla and cherries imparted by the oak. It reminded me of a Flanders Red Ale, but wasn't nearly as sour.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of cbutova
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another Trinity grab during the summer road trip. Been in a cool cellar since August. Appreciate the reference, sort of.

A- Appears black in the glass but is closer to a very intense dark brown. A tiny head forms and dies almost immediately to nothing; looks more like a dark wine. Lacing is out of the question.

S- No idea where it's coming from but sesame oil really comes to mind and I've used my fair share of it; kind of overrides the rest for me. Dark roasty malts in the backdrop with some chocolate notes. Acetic and vinous tart fruits.

T- Sours and bugs take the spotlight here with a dose of both lactic and vinegar sourness. Raisins and mustard bring on a certain harshness with both coming on strong seemingly only adding to the strength of a big, vinous Chardonnay contingent. Roast chocolate grains are somewhat of an afterthought compared to the aforementioned flavors. That toasted sesame flavor comes and goes here throwing things off.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a consistency somewhere between slick-silky and foamy. Carbonation is medium-high and it all finishes out with a sourness that seems to grow and grow up to a very high level.

Not unsure what to say about this one but more like what should I say about it. A lot of things coming from different places seem to collide and overload the palate. I think the mustard on top of the raisins on top of the wine barrel on top of the souring bugs is just insanity but not really bad. That sesame feel is throwing me off big time but besides that its at least interesting.

Photo of champ103
2.38/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Another thanks to tjmodica. To bad this is a pretty bad beer.

A: Pours a dark brown color. A bit of ruby around the edges. An incredibly small, bubbly white head tries to form, but recedes in a second to nothing. No lace.
S: First thing I get up front is buttery malt. Diacetyl is big in the nose. Some caramel sweetness, followed by some tart cherries.
T: The buttery malt is still fairly present. Leathery, chewy, dirty malts. Light roast and toasted malt. An odd honey like sweetness in the middle that does not mesh well with anything. Slightly vinegary and acidic. This is a mess, and not enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Though not dry, not crisp, just muddled and murky. I did not want to finish one pour. Let alone anything more. I do not enjoy this, plan and simple.

What a mess. It reminds me of Jester King's Ol' Oil. Which is a bad thing. A poor concept, and even worse execution. You are warned.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ABV.

Talk about a nose that smells nothing like the description. Smelling like a dark sour with a blend of sharp lactic and mild acetic acids, funk is moderate and there is some fruity raisin and an undercurrent of cocoa. The palate opens sharp and sour with a pronounced lactic character and sharp vinegar. Dark honey, cocoa, roast, dark fruit and a noticeable vinous character, brooding, dark and mildly earthy. Medium full in body, moderately oily, this beer finishes sour with a moderate funk. Decent.

Photo of Chico1985
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks once again go to Cameron for sharing. Woah, Trinity, odddd ingredient list for this one (mustard seed, golden raisins, chardonnay barrels, etc.)

A - Dark brown, not much clarity here. Small beige head eventually turns into a ring and retains as such. Some creepy floaties - loose mustard seed, perhaps?

S - Vinegar, chinese food, some chocolate and roast, somewhat Flanders-like sourness. Mustard? Kinda odd.

T - Bretty tartness, mustard oddness, vinegar, general dark malts, chardonnay fruitiness. More sour than the nose hints towards. Not bad, surely kinda odd and confusing.

M - Pretty sour after some warmth, medium carbonation, alcohol is well-hidden.

O - Not bad, pretty weird. Dark sour with mustard seed aged in wine barrels, how could it not all clash? Probably too many adjuncts for its own good.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to vurt for bringing this one.

Bottle number 1-13494. Barrel number TBB1-6.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, dark fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart dark fruit and malt flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and interesting but I am not getting any hint of the mustard seed it was brewed with.

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great for one glass, gets a little acidic. ABV sneaks up on you.

Photo of zander4dawin
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%

Mohagoney colored beer with no head. The Smell is extremely potent, aggressive and slightly off putting. Taste is strong sour candies and cherries.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

expensive bottle here, but I guess they all are from trinity. this foray into wild beers is a lot like a Flemish sour, overly acidic and fruity too. darker red tinted brown is the pour, with not much head, a thin bubble cauldron of khaki froth is my globe. lacto and crazy yeast on the nose, tart cherries, green raisins, and booze challenge me. the flavor is sour first, vinegary and acidic, its almost too much in terms of mouthfeel, but the flavor is very good. hints of cocoa from the malt, and dried figs or dates comes through, but the wine style tannic presence is dominant. its not a total hit for me, the feel needs a tad more body and a tad less acid, but the flavors work real well. trinity can do just about anything well, and this beer is no exception, but you can do a little better for your money there. more of a winter beer than a summer one too, so context may influence first impressions.

Photo of Farnswurth
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks like diarrhea water... but it tastes and smells quite good

Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta! from Trinity Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.