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Katy - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.1%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

emerge077, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

zeff80, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -1%

Slatetank, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

oline73, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

drewone, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

stakem, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Gonzoillini, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Mebuzzard, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Tone, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Axnjxn, Yesterday at 02:21 AM
Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bsuedekum, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +3.1%

EgadBananas, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mhaugo, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

homebrew311, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

crobinso, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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.

jbaker67, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

SadMachine, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

lupercmda, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Todd, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

thewimperoo, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jrenihan, Jun 12, 2012
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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.