Fiddlesticks - BuckleDown Brewing
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3.64/5 rDev -7.1%
Served in a chalice at Haymarket.
Kicking off Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 with a new brewery, one I was glad to see still pouring at Haymarket. This stuff pours a clear amber-gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, honey, cracked wheat, orange zest, light pine, a gentle caress of grapefruit peel, and a small smattering of Belgian yeast-borne spice. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit toning itself down and the spices kicking into high gear, particularly the clove. That said, things are still pretty balanced amongst the malt, the hops, and the spices. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a solid BIPA, nothing earth-shattering, but a nice debut beer, indeed.
07-22-2013 17:50:47 | More by TMoney2591
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
My first beer at Buckledown and it is usually hard for me not to get an IPA off the bat, but Fiddlesticks did just that. It has a great nose and flavor, both full of hops with that distinct Belgian characteristic. I was able to sample all of their current selections and the owners/waitstaff were extremely generous and open. The brewery itself reminded me of Greenbush when it first opened. High ceilings and you smell the beer as soon as you walk through the doors. You can also watch the beer being made right from your seat at the bar. Only 4 on draft right now, but they are all brewed well.
01-28-2014 15:13:50 | More by craftbeerbyob
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
I have a lot more experience with American IPAs, but not a much with Belgian IPAs, as until recently, I've had an aversion to Belgian styles that have kept me away. Expanding my horizons.... Yellow with a hint of amber color, with a medium, long lasting head. Smells of spice and slight yeast sourness. Taste is extremely balanced - neither hops, malt, yeast nor spice dominates - which I find very pleasant. I only tried this one and Belt and Suspenders, and I like this one more than B&S in hindsight. I may have to get a grumbler of this to see how it travels home, which is thankfully only 10 minutes away!
01-05-2014 21:41:22 | More by swfan1963
4.66/5 rDev +18.9%
Had on tap at BuckleDown poured into a tulip.
A) Bright yellow, cloudy, copper color around the edge of the glass. Two finger head leaving a good amount of lacing.
S) Belgian ale yeast, bubble gum, citrus, a small hint of black pepper, orange
T) malty, orange skittles, citrus fruits, juicy-fruit bubble gum, Belgian ale yeast after taste.
M) Thick, good amount of carbonation and nucleation.
O) Great beer for the style. BD does it great. I'll have another.
03-21-2014 19:27:37 | More by NewGlarusFan
Fiddlesticks from BuckleDown Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.