Chaotic Insecure Delusions - 2nd Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: FreshZ on 07-11-2014

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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden hue with plentiful carbonation bubbles rapidly churning within. Massive inch thick dense off white to beige head. Deeply tart,sharp aroma of Brett. I also faint a dry cider note. The taste is more like dry cider with Golden Delicious apples. There's tart Brett but it is more of a background note. The body is heavily carbonated, crisp, and dry.

Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing this, the beer of the night.

Big fluffy fizzy head fades at a med pace but reinforced with lots of bubbles rising up, light soapy lacing, hazy honey orange color.

Nose is just all Brett funk, tons of Brett, horsehair funk with orange zest, spices, citrus, lemony, sour lemon tartness funk, little peach floral thing, nice light buttery toasty barrel, vinous notes.

Taste brings lots of Brett funk, big acidic bite, with nice fruits, juicy sweet peach like stone fruit and mild tart sour funk, into nice buttery oak barrel, little yeast flavor. Great lambic like sour funk, Brett lambicus. Touch of bitterness on the finish, with tons of acidity and sour funk, nice peach and sweet like stone fruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, big acidity, nice carb.

Overall very very good, great Brett funk and sourness, tart fruit, nice stone fruit and sweetness blend nicely with the sour, nice barrel notes, so good.

Photo of cvm4
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

CID - Chaotic Insecure Delusions (named after a line in a Tool song)
The original 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Brett Beer. Put in barrel March of 2012, Steve used multiple strains of Brettanomyces as well as Saccharomyces. Bottled Summer 2014, only 100 cases were bottled!

L - Pours a hazy golden orange with a paper white head. The tight bubbles on the head are producing great lacing and this beer has great retention.

S - Oak barrel and white grapes collide to give you such a pleasant aroma. I couldn't sleuth the internet enough to fine what wine barrels it was aged in. A funky and tart aroma in the back along with some old barnyard notes.

T - So delicious. A sharp tartness hits at first and develops some citrus notes. A bit acidic with the oak and white grapes coming through. Ends with some funk peeking through along with a bit of sweetness.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Has a prickly carbonated bubbles that dance around. The finish is dry, but wet. It's like craving for more.

O - Probably the best 2nd Shift beer I've ever had. Everything about this beer is spot on and together. Well done!

Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received this bad boy as an extra in a trade and man alive do I wish I had another. Shared with JLindros and Threelions at my 30th birthday celebration.

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a one finger white blanket with nice lacing.

S - LOADS of brett! Saison yeasts, light wine notes, good dunk. Light stone fruits, almost peach or apricot like. Super aromatic, waves of vinous wine and fleshy stone fruit. Incredibly aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Lactose, stone fruit apricots and peaches, super brett notes just barrels of it, acidic lemons, saison yeasts, more stone fruit and nectarines with a good clean wine barrel flavour as well. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, good hidden alcohol. Again, well done.

O - Overall this beer was absolutely awesome. Enormous brett notes, nice vinous wine notes, creamy, awesome. Gotta try and get another bottle of this.

Serving Type: Bottle

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a slight hazy golden color. A nice bright white head props up that recedes quickly.

Aroma is very vinous. Upon inspection the brew smells like the inside of a oak wine barrel. Notes of white grapes. Buttery white wine notes. Woody oak notes. Notes of moldy old wood and funk. Old barnyard and corn husk notes. And yes these are all good things ;) Slight tartness and mild citrus notes can be perceived in the nose.

The flavor is delicious. Notes start of with sharp citric tartness that quickly evolves into a nice fruity and more vinous tartness. Slight acidity gets complimented and balanced out by wood, funk and nice notes of grain. Notes of grape mixed in with the funky wood. Quite a delicious and vinous brew. Nice slight sugary fruit sweetness is perceived along with the dry tartness of the finish. Perfect lighter buddy with a slightly lower carbonation that gives the brew a deceivingly oily finish as well. ABV is not perceived as such.

My favorite 2nd Shift brew thus far. Crider and his team really outdid themselves on this one. A delicious take on the style with amazing wood, funk and wine notes.

Chaotic Insecure Delusions from 2nd Shift Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.