Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
09-13-2013 01:49:18 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.79/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
07-01-2014 05:04:43 | More by Todd
Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.