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Aurora - Night Shift Brewing

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Aurora
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89
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild ale blended and dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-18-2014)
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 (and his barrel society privileges) for sharing this

Appearance: Hazy copper, with some touches of brown, gold around the edges - pours with a medium-sized, white head, fades to a small cap, leaves some impressive lacing

Smell: Nicely tart and sour with some hoppy aromas and the typical Night Shift yeast strain - nice funk, with some lactic sour, some tart notes - some light fruits - some nice hoppy notes, but I wouldn't say it's exploding with Nelson Sauvin - some nice, juicy citrus and tropical hints intermingled with funky yeast and barrel - very Night Shift

Taste: Lightly sour, lightly tart, with some interesting citrus - more funk in the aroma than in the taste, but it works - Night Shift yeast and barrels - yeasty with some Brett-like funk - light, lactic sourness - some light fruits, like lemon, as well as some citrus from the hops - orange, tangerine, grapefruit flesh - a touch of pineapple - lightly bitter - definitely interesting, if not the most complex

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, smooth, finishes kind of wet

Overall: Worth harassing somebody in the society

This is not the best thing from Night Shift, but that statement is definitely not an insult. It's tasty, with some nice funky notes, tart notes, and citrus. It's worth a try, if you can acquire it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 18:45:05 | More by angrybabboon
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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
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A tart, crisp beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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A- hazy amber/orange with a billowing white head
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T- pear, honeydew melon, lactic, funky, yeasty, grape juice, peach, wet hay
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O- a lovely funky sour beer with plenty of complex flavors/aromas. Very pleased with the first barrel society release!

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Aurora from Night Shift Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.