Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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:
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a clear pale light yellow color, very carbonated with bubbles.

The smell is white wine grape, a little oak, floral, white pepper, nectarine. The flavor is lemon zest, brett, light fruit, apples, and some biscuit. Some dry oak and citric acid. It has a buttery chardonnay mouthfeel to it.

Overall, this is good. it is clean, crisp and very refreshing. Not too tart, balanced. I liked it.

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zeff80
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.

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Tone
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.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Florida9
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, light yellow in color on the first pour. Becomes a bit more cloudy on subsequent pours. Forms a bright white, actively fizzy head that comes and goes leaving just the faintest hint of a ring around the edge. No lacing. Aroma is green apples and grapes along with a vinous quality and old basement brett. Taste is similar. Starts of clean, crisp, and bright with the flavors of apples and grapes. There is a light sweetness. The comes the brett on the back end. The brett flavor is prominent, but not overwhelming. Lighter bodied, thin, and somewhat watery. Medium-heavy carbonation. Little bitterness.
I admit that I am partial to brett beers and while the brett is noticeable on this one, it is not aggressive. An easy drinking brett beer.

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jbaker67
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.

Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.