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Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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very good

91 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
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.

LambicPentameter, Jan 02, 2014
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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.