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Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%


Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson.

(Beer added by: Tone on 04-30-2012)
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out bretty upfront, with citrus fruits, some light tropical fruits and some light tartness. Flavor brings out lemony fruits, with some dusty citrus fruit skins, brett funk, a touch of banana, some peach creamsicle, and dry wheaty notes. Very highly drinkable, but there wasn't a lot of brett characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 12:47:49 | More by jbaker67
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing this from my notes after trying it on tap at Beer Kitchen back on December 20th, 2013. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler glass.

Appearance - Body is a hazy mix of shades of yellow, with notes of lemon and spun gold throughout. A little darker up near the top, where the light is diffused by the haze and shaded by the head. Near the bottom of the glass, it appears a bit more translucent. The aforementioned head is a finger thick and stark white. Nice frothy suds with some slightly larger bubbles intermittently around the edge of the glass. Lacing is visible and leaves sparse rings around the side of the glass as I drink.

Smell - Very light in nature, with notes of citrus zest, lemon juice, pale wheat malt, as well as some grass and green herbal overtones. Subsequent inhaling reveals a bit of musty woodiness and funk from the Brett. Overall, it's a rather ethereal aroma and gives me the impression that it would be a good warm weather beer.

Taste - A little more subdued than I was hoping for. I love Brett beers that are all up in your face with that funky, dry fruit essence that is so common for the yeast. This one in many ways reminds me of a completely different style--Berliner Weissebier--at least the versions I've sampled from here in the U.S.. Rather than being aggressively funky, it imparts essence of biscuit alongside a lemony tartness that doesn't ever reach a feeling of full-on sour. Pleasant and unassuming flavors that would work well with a host of foods, as long as they weren't super rich.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Predominantly dry finish.

Overall, my first sampling from the regional 2nd Shift Brewery. And it was plenty tasty enough for me to now start seeking out their beers with some regularity. Hopefully this is the start of some really stellar beers. Would likely get this one again if I needed a local and easy-to-get Brett fix.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2014 17:36:58 | More by LambicPentameter
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy straw yellow with one finger to bubbly white head.

The aroma was tart lemon and white grapes with an earthy funk to it.

The tart lemon and white grape were present in the taste along with hints of floral and earthy brett notes through the finish.

Light-to-medium bodied, crisp and dry with a sharp carbonation.

A fairly straight forward and easy drinking Wild Ale but nothing out of the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:59:51 | More by Monkeyknife
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Bottled: 9/2013

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw golden yellow color with a thin but dense clean white head. The head recedes pretty quickly and there is a nice white ring that stays around the glass till the end.

Aroma is yummy. Notes of white grape skin. Vinous sweetness with some slight tart notes. Some nice woody funk is very prevalent and waters the palette. Mild lemony tartness in the nose can be perceived as well. Pretty funky and dry with notes of hay and some barnyard notes.

Flavor starts off with dry vinous white grape notes. Slight fruit sweetness from the grapes followed up quick by more vinous dryness and mild tartness. Notes of Bretty funk with some grainy notes and some hay as well as some musty grape notes. The brew is dry throughout he middle and finishes dry with some mild fruit sugary sweetness that pops up along with the grape tartness. The woody notes are pretty great and as expected the brew finishes dry and mildly tart.

Overall. I curse myself for not giving this brew a chance sooner. It is well crafted. The Brett funk is wonderful for such a fresh bottle. Notes of grain, white wine and wood. Nice job.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 22:22:37 | More by JoEBoBpr
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors but nothing really stands out to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:59:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Katy comes in a 750ml brown Burgundy-style bottle, with a simple cap, and a simple, clean label that I can’t quite make up my mind about. Poured into my Leffe chalice, this brew shows a warm, straw gold with just a hint of haze and a nice bright white cap that shows nice retention before eventually fading away to almost nothing. The nose is wonderfully funky, with a nice mix of floral, earthy, and fruity Brett characteristics. There’s not much else going on here, but this is really nice; the aromas are forward, but a bit delicate at the same time. On the palate, this is light and almost spritzy, with a bit of sweet pale malt character, and a nice, earthy Brett presence. There’s a touch of floral/fruity funk as well, but earthy notes lead here. There’s a bit of bitterness and perhaps even a touch of tannin (this was 3 months in oak wine barrels) to balance things out. Overall, this is a delicate, Brett-forward beer that has enough going on to make it interesting, but remains easy drinking and quite refreshing. I usually prefer a fruitier and more floral Brett character than is present here, but this is still a nice little beer. At $7.99 for a 750ml, it’s not quite the phenomenal ‘wild’, non-sour brew that Goose Island’s late, great Fleur was, but it’s still a damn good offering, for a good price. It’d be interesting to see how this ages, but at 3 months of age (bottled 5/2013) it’s really nice.

89/100 B+

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:49:18 | More by BedetheVenerable
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Specially released 1-year aged (pink wax), has approximately 1.5 years on it
The beer pours a syrupy looking golden yellow with very little white head that fades quickly without lacing. The nose is definitely a healthy amount of funk - a bit of bread, pear, honey, and white grape. The taste carries a modest funkiness, greatly attenuated sweetness compared to a fresh bottle, light fruitiness, and little bitterness. It's a light-medium bodied, drinkable, brett-forward, complex, fruity, semi-sweet beer with little residual aftertaste, aside from the funk. I definitely enjoy this beer more than I did the first time I tried it ("fresh"), it has dried out a bit more and retained a big fruity sweetness with age. I'd highly advocate for cellaring your fresh bottles

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 01:46:52 | More by ThePorterSorter
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abrand

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a 3 finger white head that leaves little lacing. Smells of soap, funk, and some fruits. Nice euro yeast smell as well. Taste is pretty light but refreshing. Plenty of dough and fruit and a nice sour finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall very good. I like the funk.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 01:43:38 | More by abrand
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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bridge in St. Louis.

A - Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of spices and a touch of funkiness. Some caramel, too.

T - It tasted slightly funky with a spicy bite and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is interesting. Didn't taste much like a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 04:02:54 | More by zeff80
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a hazy yellow gold. Looks like a hefeweizen. Small white head on top.

Smell consists of brett, light fruits and yeast.

Taste is oak, brett and light fruit. The brett is noticeable but not strong. I would have liked it to be amped up a bit more. Flavour is a bit thin.

Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Too light.

Overall, average. Nothing bad here but it is too mild.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 00:13:59 | More by jrenihan
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Tone

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight pale malt, hint of hop, hint of pine, spice, and a hint of floral aromas. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight liquor, slight hop, slight pale malt, hint of yeast, slight spice, hint of citrus (pear?), and a hint of grass. Overall, good aroma, blend, and body.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 16:23:23 | More by Tone
Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.