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Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -10%

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.

10-01-2013 01:59:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-31-2013 15:19:18 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2014 18:58:59 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

08-30-2014 23:24:42 | More by Slatetank
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-12-2013 04:42:48 | More by oline73
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-01-2013 03:22:38 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-23-2013 16:36:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2014 17:18:39 | More by Mebuzzard
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Tone

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

04-30-2012 16:23:23 | More by Tone
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2014 16:35:13 | More by iL0VEbeer
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-29-2012 13:41:25 | More by bsuedekum
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-13-2013 22:49:24 | More by EgadBananas
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-20-2013 16:02:35 | More by mhaugo
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with small amount of head. Nose starts with candied lemon and moderate farmy funk. Light oak and chardonnay are present but serve as the supporting cast rather than dominating the nose. Taste has notes of citric acid which brings some tartness to the palate. Lemon, wheat, and oak come through the strongest with some sweetness to bring things into balance. Nice clean finish, light on the funk overall. Mouthfeel is relatively light with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a solid brew. This is my first from 2nd shift, certainly won't be my last.

08-13-2014 01:29:44 | More by homebrew311
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2014 01:12:03 | More by SadMachine
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2012 15:46:30 | More by thewimperoo
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-20-2013 18:27:55 | More by lupercmda
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Todd

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%

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
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

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

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%

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

07-29-2013 01:46:52 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2013 05:10:05 | More by Stinger80OH
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-31-2014 18:42:57 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

10-20-2013 21:59:51 | More by Monkeyknife
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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
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