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Natural Selection Genus #2 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Natural Selection is one the cornerstones of modern biology and now Maryland craft beer.

The collaboration began with Genus One, a stock ale and the origin of species. This, Genus Two brewed by Evolution Craft Brewing Co. is aged in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels the contribute tones of vanilla, oak, tannins and bourbon heat. The Genus Three brewed by Flying Dog is generously dry hoped with Galaxy hops.

(Beer added by: brewandstew on 11-04-2013)
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750ml bottle. Poured into stemmed tasting glass.

Compared to Genus 3, Genus 2 is a deeper cola brown color with much better clarity, but a poorly retained head. The 2 inches worth of head almost fizzle away to nothing after a mere minute.

The aroma is predominantly of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon. It is abundant at first, but fades as the beer sits.

The flavor is sadly weaker up front than I was hoping for. This beer is aged in emptied Four Roses bourbon barrels, and in the finish you pick up flavors of oak, heat from the bourbon, light sweetness from the malt, and not much in the way of bitterness.

Bubbly carbonation, with a thin, medium body.

I was expecting more honestly. As it warmed up, the beer lost a lot of flavor and aroma. I thought it would develop more, but the opposite was true. The barrel quality took over completely. The appearance was weak, smell was decent, and flavor was a bit too one-dimensional.

MusicaleMike, Mar 30, 2014
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A: Served a reddish brown color clear and with a light tan head that settles to a thin layer of tiny bubbles.
S: Caramel, toffee, dark cherries, port, vanilla and dark bread make a wonderful bouquet.
T: Sweet, rich malt profile with fresh bread, caramel and a touch of clover honey. Great notes of vanilla and dark cherries and oak from the barrel aging.
M: Medium body with a slick mouthfeel and light carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.
O: This is a decent old ale that really blended well in the barrel to come out a stellar beer! My first beer from Evolution. Great job on this release! This beer is a great sipper and should definitely be given a try.

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A: Pours a deep reddish brown. Tight bubbled light tan head. Fizzy head. Not leaving a lot of lacing.

S: Butterscotch. Vanilla. Oak. Toffee. Tannic.

T: Over carbed. It almost drinks like a scotch ale. Vanilla. Toffee. Caramel. Butterscotch. Tannic dryness. Wood. Finish is dry and lingering.

M: Medium bodied, maybe leading to full. High carbonation.

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Natural Selection Genus #2 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.