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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kevin_Young on 10-17-2013)
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-30-2014 01:12:31 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can best by June 2014.

A: Clear brown-amber color with two fingers of frothy white head.

S: Smells very much like an amber crossed with a brown ale, with a little bit of must added in. Baker's chocolate the most outstanding thing here; generally very pleasant.

T: A little chocolaty, with some considerably bitter citrus hops backing things up. Nice balance, and a nice mixture of sweet vs. bitter throughout the entire taste. I see this is a "fall" seasonal, and as someone from the midwest, I think it's pretty perfect for the fall season.

M: Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: Decent beer from Two Brothers, in a style that I'm not particularly familiar with, but that blends dark and hoppy beers together pretty well. I'm definitely interested in picking this one up again, and hoping to see this currently esoteric style expand a bit.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 05:26:46 | More by AwYeh
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2014 14:22:43 | More by sendbeer
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-27-2014 23:49:56 | More by tjsmith910
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2014 22:30:54 | More by pathead
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2014 00:14:54 | More by Zonian1
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid $2.19 for the single can. Seeing this is a fall release makes this over 5 months old.

A - Old it may be its still very carbonated giving me a inch plus of opaque colored head. The beer itself is quite a slight clear brownish black color. Like some heavy darkwood.
S - Mostly citra hops and wheat from the can. In the glass about the same I wanted it to have more in depth smells of caramel or bread but its really not there.
T - Pretty much what I expected the hops are bright but timid Citra highlighting then you have some wheat which is balanced and strong and the finish is again bitter and lingering. Simple yet effective.
M - Light to medium kind of watery but to be excepted for the ABV.

Overall I am glad this held up from the Fall release it was a decent ale that I may have again. Try it!

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 03:53:03 | More by DrDemento456
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can that suggests drinking by 4/27/14. Poured into a short wheat glass.

The tab popped with vigor, and I poured this mahogany-colored beer into a short wheat beer shaped glass. The head was very decent, and the body itself is a clear luxurious brown color that shows off ample carbonation. The head drops down to almost nothing, but does show incredible signs of lacing.

The aroma is most impressive, but it is as expected maybe, since Two Brothers calls this their "Hoppy Dark Wheat Ale". The hops shine bright here, with an orange citrus aroma and hint of sweetness. Light berry aroma possibly? When agitated, more of the wheat aroma comes out and offers a pleasant huskiness and more hops.

Night Cat starts with a wheat and citrus hop flavor up front, with maybe only a slight suggestion of darker malts and sourdough bread. There are shortbread flavors here as well, which play well against the sweet and pleasantly bitter Citra hops. Across the palate is a full-flavored beer with a light body and creamy texture; a combination of many things...aggressive hopping, malt base lightened up by wheat, and rich carbonation. It finishes very lightly sweet, with some aftertaste of tangerine and apricot.

This is maybe only the second beer from this style that I have consumed, and I know that this is a winner between those two. Very tasty beer, easy to drink, and would pair very well with harder cheeses like Parmesan and Gouda.

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 01:18:06 | More by MusicaleMike
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kidzord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 17:15:25 | More by kidzord
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2014 18:18:04 | More by BeerLover99
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-21-2014 01:48:12 | More by scottDC
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-19-2014 01:22:48 | More by NorthSideSean
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-17-2014 00:23:31 | More by Kegatron
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elwoodpdowd72

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2014 23:25:35 | More by elwoodpdowd72
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-16-2014 15:06:27 | More by deapokid
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-14-2014 23:15:43 | More by JIMTRK16
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a deep dark brownish orange. Good wheaty haze but still a bright looking beer. A finger of an off white head that fades slowly and leaves a sticky lacing.

Smell: I am immediately greeted with citrus. A grassy smell but not musky like I usually find grassy smells. More of a pleasant grass. Not much else going on

Taste: opens up with a big maltiness. Wheat and some dark debittered malts. Just a touch chocolatey but not too much. Ends with a big smack of citrus. A very subtle tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: light and wheaty. Fairly refreshing for a darker beer. Low bitterness

Overall: a very pleasant and subtle beer. The only thing that is really lacking is the smell which I can understand due to the relaxed flavor profiles that make this beer good.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 00:05:42 | More by SportsandJorts
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CampusCrew

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-12-2014 22:42:54 | More by CampusCrew
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-10-2014 23:03:42 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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rheimbro

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 22:53:43 | More by rheimbro
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BB1313

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby/crimson with an off-white head with a tan tinge. Nice color and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas have a strong hop presence. Lots of orange zest and grapefruit. Some caramel malts along with some subtle wheat notes. Raisins and dark fruit. Some banana. The flavors are pretty sweet, but finishes with a solid bitterness. Lots of citrus. The hops really shine. Lots of orange. Some lime is in the mix as well. The wheat really takes a backseat, but it's there. It's a pretty clean and refreshing beer. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It's creamy and fluffy. Very smooth.

This is a pretty unique beer. I like it. It's worth checking out if given the opportunity. Solid use of citra hops.

Serving type: can

03-08-2014 01:01:29 | More by BB1313
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2014 23:52:26 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a can of Two Brothers Brewing Company's Night Cat that Another6pack hooked me up with, Thanks a lot! A Dark Wheat beer brewed with Citra hops sounds pretty interesting and it's been a while since I've had a Dark Wheat Ale, so lets see how it goes. I couldn't decode the canning date. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks looks nice, it's got a good design to it and it reminds me of some Tim Burton like designs. It poured a pretty clear mahogany/amber color that took on more of a crimson and ruby hue when held to the light with a finger and half worth of off white/light tan head quickly died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty good looking beer, but it could use just a little better head retention.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that's followed by the hops being the first to show up and it's dominated by the Citra hops that impart a great citrus and tropical fruit like aroma with a slight piney and floral aroma in the background. Up next comes a light banana and slightly spicy aroma that I think may be from the yeast and it's followed by the malts that are on the lighter side and impart a light dark wheat aroma with some sweet malt aromas also coming through along with a light caramel aroma. This beer had a pretty good aroma, that Citra hops were really noticeable, but I wish more of that dark wheat base came through.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with the a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up with the Citra hops still sticking out the most imparting those same aspects that I got in the aroma, but this time the floral and piney aspects are hardly noticeable. Up next comes that same light banana and spicy aspect that I think is from the yeast, but it's even lighter than it was in the aroma and it's followed by the malts which impart a very light dark wheat and caramel flavor with the sweet malts sticking out a little more than the rest. On the finish there's a slightly lighter amount of medium carbonation with a light caramel, and sweet malt aftertaste with the citra hops showing up the most. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, the hop profile is really nice, but I still wish the malt base stuck out a little more.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, a little refreshing, on the slightly lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer, but I can't say it was the best example a Dark Wheat Ale simply because the malt base wasn't too noticeable and the Citra hops seemed to dominate the taste and aroma, but style aside I still thought this was a pretty enjoyable beer regardless of what style it's classified as. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, a little refreshing, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention and I would drink another one if I had it and I wouldn't mind being able to drink a few of these, I think it would make for a nice spring time beer. What I liked the most about this beer was the hop profile, there's no doubt that Citra was used in this beer, it's right up front in both the taste and aroma and it was just as fruity and juicy as I want Citra to be. What like the least about this beer was that the malt base didn't come through more, I would love to see more Dark wheat flavors and aromas to provide some balance to the citrus hops. I would buy this beer if I ever saw it and I would recommend it to anyone who likes beers brewed with Citra hops. All in all I was pretty happy with this beer, it wasn't completely perfect, but I still found it to be pretty enjoyable and I'm glad Another6pack gave me a chance to try it. This beer made for a good first impression for Two Brothers and I will for sure be on the look out for more of their beers. Good job guys, this was a very nice beer, keep up the good work.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 04:39:51 | More by StoutHunter
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.9%

03-06-2014 23:45:35 | More by RichH55
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-06-2014 13:51:42 | More by MikeCactusGordon
Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.