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Fiddlesticks | BuckleDown Brewing

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3.92
pDev:
22.7%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hybrid brings together all of the best qualities of Belgian brewing and American hopcentricity — spicy, hoppy, dry and complex.

57 IBU

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-22-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by craftbeerbyob:
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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Fiddlesticks from BuckleDown Brewing
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