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Cap'n Skoon's Wench - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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77
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zac16125 on 07-14-2013)
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Cloudy deep gold color with a nice 2-finger foamy, frothy, white head. Great retention and some really nice lacing.

S – The strongest aroma is the wonderful Belgian and wild yeast with black pepper, clove, musty, and maybe some mild banana notes. There’s some evidence of sweet peaches here, but not as much as I was expecting.

T – It starts off sweet with a bunch of peaches, way more than in the aroma, and is followed by a nice dose of peppery and clove yeast and barnyard funk. At the finish, some earthy peach skin flavors come into play. Pretty tasty.

F – Light-medium-bodied, great carbonation, a crisp and effervescent but creamy mouthfeel, and an earthy, funky, somewhat spicy, and very dry finish. All these great yeast characteristics linger for a nice amount of time.

O – I liked this beer. I think a lot of people’s issue with it maybe is that it isn’t sour or that there isn’t a huge blast of peach flavor. Well, my response is that even though it’s a “wild ale”, there is no mention of any sour yeast here. In fact, they specifically mention non-sour yeast. Also, I would argue that there is a great amount of peaches for the base beer. If it were a sour, more peaches would be fantastic. But, in my opinion, more peaches would have muted all of the great yeast characteristics going on here. Hell, peaches aren’t strong-tasting fruits anyway. They could add twice the peaches and maybe get the same flavor. Anyway, I think this is a tasty and very drinkable beer, and I would have it again. Cheers to Westbrook and congrats to the newlyweds!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:54:51 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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A: Slow motion gusher of a bottle. Pours an extremely hazy apricot color with huge, extremely frothy, fluffy, bright white head that took forever to slowly fade into a thick, fuzzy, soft and rocky film. A complex network of foamy lace was left down the glass.
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Cap'n Skoon's Wench from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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