Mullineaux - 2nd Shift Brewing

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very good

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 52
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 02-19-2012

This is simply a French Saison, just drink it.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 52
Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an overall solid to good beer. It has a slightly sour smell with a slightly sweet taste. Key word being slight, everything is very easy going and subtle. This saison drinks very easy on a hot summer day. (215 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL gusher of a bottle. Batch 3, which is a yeast unique to each batch. Hazy with an ample white head that settles to a chunky surface and a medium collar. Smells a little lemony. Yeasty, A little doughy and equally acidic. Tart taste. Lots of pale malt. Very yeasty finish. Medium light and high carbonation. Whatever the single yeast is, it takes over and dominates the flavor. (383 characters)

Photo of Reed
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an ever changing farmhouse ale, and eventually needs to either be listed by batch, or have some batch information in the notes. i have tried batch #2, #3, #4, and #5, and they are each different. From what I understand, it is the same base recipe fermented with a different yeast strain each batch. I found 2 & 3 to be rustic, tart, and funky, #4 was a traditional french saison yeast (dupont maybe?!), and #5 seems to be a tripel or wit yeast with loads of banana phenolys (or esters; whatever) to boot. My rating is for batch #3, my favorite. (556 characters)

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a foamy egg shell white head. Body is a murky golden straw tone. Nose is flower and has a hint of rose petal white fruits and soap. Crisp and wonderfully mouth filling with soft apricot and champagne notes. This turns creamy as you continue to drink. Really really good beer that is a real joy to drink. (319 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong yeast, strong bacterial funk, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, slight pale malt, hint of earthy malt, and Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of yeast, hint of alcohol, hint of hops, slight citrus, slight floral, bacterial funk, slight sweet malt, and earthy malt. Overall, great aroma, just slightly worse body, good complexity, good blend. (561 characters)

Photo of dbl_delta
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky straw color. Lotta carbonation. Thick persistent white head.

Lemony. Tart. A little malt, but not much. Dry finish, no hop bitterness.

Refreshing, dry, acidic. At 6%, very drinkable.

I'm not a big fan of fruity beers, so adjust my rating accordingly. (276 characters)

Photo of cvm4
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a golden straw color, opaque and has a one finger eggshell head.

S - Grain, hay, yeast and lemon qualities. It's simple and straightforward.

T - Really tasty. Tart lemon, yeast, hay and simple herbs. Has a bitterness on the backend.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation with a wet finish.

O - It's a pretty tasty saison to me. Not overdone or muddled down, but straightforward in flavor and enjoyment. (419 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy straw golden color some bright orange notes are present. There is a nice dense white head that shows up about half an inch. Dense and lively.

Aroma is of nice grain and traditional farmhouse notes. Good slight phenolic yeast with some notes of horse blanket and hay. GRainy, earthy and bready.

Flavor follows the nose really well. Nice traditional saison grassyness and earthy notes. Flavor has slight fruity sweetness and yeasty phenols. Nice notes of mild funk and slight tartness. Delicious fluffy mouthfeel. (578 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden amber color with a three-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam it. left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled slightly tart with a strong yeasty presence. Some grain aroma and fruitiness.

T - Tasted of plum and other dark fruits. Some spicy/yeasty bite. A nice taste of grains.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with clean finish.

O - This is a very tasty beer. 2nd Shift has made a very nice Belgian-style ale. (480 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a lightly hazy pale yellow with a thin, bright white head. Light left with this one.

Lighter aroma of lemon, yeast, light herbs and table salt.

The taste was a touch weak, but opened with yeast, light lemon and medicinal notes. Picked up malts, table salt and a light bitterness in the finish.

Lighter bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

Not one of my favorites, but a solid Saison from the folks at 2nd Shift. (445 characters)

Mullineaux from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.