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Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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very good

26 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 173
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 27.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 04-30-2012

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.
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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+

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Todd
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 01/20014. 750mL bottle with cap. Bright, pale yellow with a slight haze, thin white lace. Lemon zest aroma, yeast, slight funk, white pepper, and cidery edge. Thin, crackery, semi-tart, lemony, stone fruits, nectarine, peach skin, phenolic/medicinal, oaky, pepper, apples, vinous, dry, cidery and earthy finish.

Acidic, but not overwhelming. Barrel-aging really helped mellow and meld things. Lots of stone fruit character. Quite enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque yellow pour with two finger white head. Nice aroma with lemon and citrus dominating. Taste is nice between the lemon and citrus fruit flavor but finishes with a nice brett pickup. Nice an light, quiet enjoyable on a hot humid day and easy to put down. Nice beer overall.

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a very light straw colored gold body. Head is egg shell white and reaches nearly an inch before it quickly starts to fade. Nose is wonderfully fruity and promising of a nice tart feel. Pear, melon and lemon zest all play. The flavors are very bright with tones of sweet cream and melon. With so much zest if you let this one set on your tongue you get an almost peroxide like effect. I don't say this in a bad way it is really quite charming. Not all that sour but a lovely beer overall.

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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.