Askew - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 48
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChugginOil on 05-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with Saccharomyces cerevisae and Brettanomyces. Transferred to oak foudre after initial fermentation. Foudre has previously gone through a spontaneous fermentation.
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Photo of kbutler1
3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Cork and Cage. A little pricey at $11.99 but figured what the hell. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed orange tan color with a 1/2 finger head that settles to collar around the glass. Swirling generates a light tan lively head. Sweet, acetone, vinegar, apple, lemon, and orange all in the nose. The aroma is fairly strong sour wise. Light mouthfeel. Starts with a sweet sour orange acetone type flavor that then goes a little down hill from there. The flavor falls off to a mild bitterness in the back of the throat and has a old woody/earthiness to it which may be from the barrel. Some lace. I’m not completely sold on this one. It’s great to see a new sour but to me this is only slightly better than average.

Photo of ChadQuest
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excited that my local started releasing some sour projects.
Solid lacing and a pale straw yellow color. A bit hazy but not madly so. The aroma is nicely funky, a dry dusty funk that stays withen bounds, doesn't go super barnyard.
With the first sip this one isn't as sour or tart as i expected but is really approachable for the style and would be a great intro to wilds. the oak is noticable and it's about time their foudure is used for something of this nature. dry and almost hollow it seems at times, dropping out fast and seems high carbed with low viscosity.

A solid wild, falls around average or a bit above, could be great for the right palate. im still really stoked this came from a few burbs over. I am glad to see something new from 2 bros.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Consumed at Half Acre/Two Brothers Firkin Night at SmallBar Logan Square in Chicago during Chicago Craft Beer Week 2011.

Appearance -- Pours a medium amber hue, slightly rosy at the heart of the flute, with a slim, creamy creme-colored head.

Smell -- Bright and mildly acidic: cider vinegar, lemon, gently caramelized amber malt, and a hint of wet oak. Pleasant enough, but not terribly vibrant or dynamic.

Taste -- Amber malt backbone, a dab of sweetness, buttered whole-grain toast, soft oak-derived vanillin (very out of place), cider vinegar, faint under-ripened berry sour, subtle acetic tartness. However, the acetic character seems to sharpen the more one drinks.

Mouthfeel -- The Achilles' Heel of this beer for certain. Light-bodied with incredibly fluffy carbonation. Can you imagine a pillow-fight in your mouth? Tighter, spritzy carbonation would've done this beer wonders.

Overall -- This was a very good showing for Two Brothers in the Wild Ale department, though I wouldn't consider this to be exceptional for its style. With any luck Askew is a portent of sour things to come from Warrenville.

While not remotely bad, Askew is a far cry from the top-tier sour ales of the world.

Photo of FosterJM
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

764th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
375ML

@Woodshop Classix

Thanks Adam for a share!!

App- A thin golden yellow with a one finger head to it and only about again an 1/8” of bubbles swirling in my glass. As the bubbles receded, no cling or lace to it.

Smell- So this is where this just came crashing down for me. I expected a lot of funk and citrus and malt and anything else in this glass. It was a nice crisp clean little citrus. Maybe a touch of funk and junk behind it.

Taste- A bit tangy, a bit acidic with a little tartness on the back. The flavors are more citrus and lean towards being not all that defined and hard to pin point to me. The tang is more upfront than anything.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A nice residual tart acidic note.

Drink- I had been waiting to try this Chi-town beer for a while. A nice intro sour but could be more if they drill down more on the yeast strains.

Photo of samie85
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes; originally 5/30/11.

A-Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of white head.

S-Oak with a bit of sour funk with some red wine notes.

T-Tart, sour vinegar notes with some earthy, leather hints.

M-Medium-bodied and drying feel with prickly, light carbonation.

D-Pretty easy drinking and I could see it being a really good introduction to sours.

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this.

A: The beer pours an amber-orange color with a fizzy off-white head that is not retained very well.

S: A very intense aroma. Lots of grass and lemon which provides a ton of sourness. Fairly heavy on the oak, and a little bit on the musty side. A mild fruitiness as well as a surprising amount of vinegar.

T: The vinegar flavor is quite strong, as is the lactic/lemony sourness. This results in an intensely sour beer. Very, very heavy on the oak as well. A mild cherry flavor provides a bit of fruit. Surprisingly, a little bit of malt on the back end.

M: This is medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: The vinegar character was just a bit too much, and the oak was too strong as well.

Photo of Arbitrator
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. From lurchingbeast. Thanks, Frank!

A: Cork kind of, um, slips out more than anything. I'm apprehensive; perhaps this beer isn't carbonated. At least we didn't have to fight the cork like the infamous Koopa's Birthday Blend tasting of 2009, where we blended several fine Flat Abbey beverages. But I digress. The pour allays my fears; it is lightly carbed, producing a small film of beige bubbles on top of the beer. The body itself is a golden amber color, slightly hazy upon pouring, but becoming a bit clearer later.

S: White grape, tannins (oak) -- my initial impression is that this is strongly reminiscent of Russian River Temptation. But it's a bit sweeter on the nose, with more pronounced vanilla and apricot. It is also more pronounced on the acetic acid (vinegar) side with an element of moldy mushroom that RR's wild ales have never captured.

T: White grape leads the flavor, segueing into a strong presence of sweet vanilla, tart apricot, green apple, and a touch of lemon. The beer becomes unabashedly sour (vinegar) afterward; it's not irredeemable, but it is a bit out of balance and I find that a flaw. Tannins give the beer a very light astringency.

M: More sour than tannic in the finish, with an after-burn that betrays the imbalanced sourness of the beer. Good carbonation and heft.

O: This is a solid beer; there are some better examples of the style, and quite a few worse ones, but it delivered all the basic expectations for a wild ale.

Photo of crossovert
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle green corked and caged bottle.

It pours a nice color, a clear amber-orange with a nice head that quickly dissipates with some lacing.

My nose is clogged for some reason, but one nostril works, all I can say it is is very wine-like with a lot of oak.

Flavor is nice. Has a good cherry tartness, some funk, a lot of oak, and some grains.

I wish my nose didn't suddenly plug up right when I went to drink this one, oh well.

Photo of beagle75
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12.7 oz. botle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, medium amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Refined malt is transformed in the smell, with moderate tartness that features a balance of rice wine vinegar and pale fruit that is closer to pear than apple. Wood is only barely suggested at.

T: Begins off-dry, with early malt that is true to the smell, appearing significantly transformed. Tart sourness soon follows, complementing the slight sweetness of the malt well. Acidity is mostly acetic through the middle, yet restrained in intensity. Flavors reveal some very well-placed oak into the middle, yielding to some comparatively clumsy apple cider. Mild lactic acidity matures on the palate in the finish that is mostly lacking in bitterness. The only late detraction is the persistent apple cider that dominates in the second half.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, gently acidic and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer starts out seeming like a world-beater Flanders red, but then its flavors take a turn for the disappointing. The overly-simplistic presence of cooked apples lodges on the back of the palate, not as acetaldehyde but just some poorly times esters that interact with the tartness in a certain way. Brett is not a factor in the smell or flavor, with souring bacteria featured much more prominently. Add to the mis-steps that the small bottle costs about $10, and this beer--while not a failure--is not a good value at all.

Photo of Hamsteroceros
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been meaning to try this one after hearing good things.

A- a very nice yellow-orange without a whole lot of head. As I often say, the more orange the better - and this has a very nice amber hue indeed.

S- vinegar, florist foam (yup, that's right), definite unripe apple or persimmon. Somewhat astringent.

T- there is an earthiness that I didn't expect, given the aroma. It sort of reigns in the tartness of the beer toward the back of each sip. Not so much hay, wood, or dirt, nor am I sure that it's the brett. It almost seems like a buttery or nutty flavor but it is so odd within the overal profile that I'm really stuck on exactly what it is, or if I like it. It is also maltier than a lot of sour ales. In any case, there is lemon, tart apple, and a nice vinegar finish to it.

M- Very light but not crisp. Light on carbonation compared to a lot of similar ales. I expected it to be drier from the nose.

O- Glad I tried it. I've only had a few offerings by Two Brothers that I have genuinely enjoyed but this one is among their best. We would be lucky if this hinted at bigger and better things to come.

Photo of LAMAGS
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber color with a finger of head low retention and lacing. The nose is tart cherries currants and spice, quite powerful. The flavor is citrus cherry, wood some herbal notes a bit earthy and a little acidic, especially on the finish. Medium body, light carbonation, very tart. A bit of a sour beer well crafted and enjoyable but not for everyone.

Photo of jwinship83
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

very excited to try a new offering from the brewery in my own backyard. 375ml corked and caged bottle drank out of my russian river "tion" glass. this is my first beer in the opus series from two brothers.

A- the beer pours out a somewhat hazy apple juice colored body with a little bright white head on top. the head is fast to fade, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- this beer is definitely wild (unlike motan). the first thing i pick up on is acetone, but its not overpowering. there are also vinegar like notes and a little bit of green apple skin wafting from my glass. the nose is pretty subdued.

T- the taste starts out with some of the acetone that i could smell. its still not overpowering. then comes some lightly toasted malts. lemon, green apple, and a hint of cherry follow. slightly funky. the taste isnt as big and bold as i would have liked.

M- the body is on the lighter side. the carbonation isnt as high as i would have liked either. there is a nice dry aftertaste.

D- this is the best new beer two brothers has released since red eye coffee porter a few years ago. i stand by my decision to pick up a few more of these for aging and sending out in trades. not the best example of the style, but its a solid start. keep it up ebels.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

Received 3x years ago (almost to the day) from Benpopper in a fantastic trade... Thanks Ben. Shared tonight with COOPMatt and Buckeyeboy. Pours a slightly hazed orange with a short-lived white head... still provides decent lacing.

Nose is big juicy and sour... a tiny bit acetic, but not bad given the age and the time spent in foudre... a bit of red wine and the brett really opened up on a later pour.

Flavor is sour, but not face-melting... surprisingly balanced... something that I associate with tannic pie cherries.. a touch acetic on the back-end and perhaps something that I associate with acetone, but I think Matt poisoned my well with that.

Nice body and carbonation... has held up surprisingly well... Thanks again Ben, we should hook up again some time.

3.75's across the board.

Photo of zhanson88
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Another big thanks goes out to thewimperoo for sending this as an extra in a trade. Very intrigued to try this wild ale.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden color with light orange highlights. About 1/2" of pure white head forms, which has nice retention. Lacing is fairly limited.

Smell: White grape skins, some sweetness, and a lot of woodiness and vanilla. Some nice funk on the back end, and a hint of sourness.

Taste: Quite a bit of sweetness up front, with some hints of white grape as well. Some woodiness and vanilla emerges. Funk on the back end, without much acidity.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with a good deal of fine carbonation. Great mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty nice wild ale. Would probably be a good candidate for aging so the brett can do some work, and diminish the sweetness a bit. Otherwise I was pretty impressed.

Photo of largadeer
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Andrew.

Askew pours a largely clear peach skin hue, capped by a small head that recedes to a collar pretty quickly.

A lot of fruity lacto on the nose, with balsamic vinegar and slight acetone behind. Ripe stone fruit, strawberries, mild barnyard and nail polish. Pretty decent.

Tastes better than it smells. Quite sour and fruity, there are some nice strawberry, peach and pineapple flavors going on here. Very lactic and slightly stomach churning, though it narrowly avoids coming off as harsh.

Carbonation is on the lower end of medium, it could probably use a touch more, but it's not a large detraction. The finish is mild, lactic and fruity again, pretty mouth watering from the acidity.

Surprisingly good on the whole. Not in the upper tier of American sours, but better than I was expecting.

Photo of JLeege
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a clear golden/orange color with a fizzy two finger white head, which fades to a thin layer rather quickly. No lacing left behind.

Smell- Tart fruits, lemon and peach. Fairly acidic with some light oaky tones. A hint of vinegar, but not much. A little nail polish.

Taste- Fruity notes up front, lemon and peach skin again, with tart green apple and subtle cherry in the mix. Leads into the oaky notes, somewhat earthy with vanilla and dry leather. A touch of vinegar on the finish as well. Acidic overall, but not bracingly sour. The nail polish pops up again on the linger, which is not entirely pleasant, nor does it ruin the beer in any way for me, it is what it is.

Mouthfeel- Light body with pretty fizzy carbonation, finishes dry. Could use a bit more body. As with most sours, ABVs go unnoticed.

Overall- Beats the hell out of Moaten. A nice sour overall, there is room for improvement, but this is definitely a worthwhile beer. I may grab a few for the cellar. I would love it if they can get a good sour program up and running! (which the label alludes too)

Photo of kzoobrew
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thank to Carleton for the bottle, cheers buddy!

Very bubbly, golden apricot colored body. The body is fairly clear on the first pour. One and a half finger mounding, bone white head. The head recedes in short order, limited lacing left behind.

Pleasant aroma. Fair amount of funk, earthy mustiness up front. Cherry like fruitiness is set just behind. A bit of vinegar in noticed, balanced well with the other aromas. Nice oak aroma seems to provide cohesion to the nose as a whole.

Unexpectedly strong tart flavor hits hard and fast as the beer rolls from the glass. Green apple cider flavors are intense up front. Subtle cherry flavors are buried beneath, I really wish they had a strong presence. Pleasant oak flavor on the back of the palate. Very pleasant tasting beer, a bit too one dimensional though.

Just a smidge above light bodied. Very crisp thanks to the active carbonation. Slight buttery feel, very dry finish.

I enjoyed drinking Askew. Not the best AWA but a solid stab from a brewery still relatively new to the style. There are a handful of things that could be improved upon but you do not walk away from this beer disappointed. I am interested what Two Brothers comes out in the future, my interest is piqued.

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Askew, Two Brothers Sour

A: hazy orange with murky carbonation bright yellowing at the edges ample lacing

S: lots of wine acidity and funk with tart white grape and sour apple some melted sour patch kids cherry smell

T huge dry tartness that overrides all fruit notes with a bitter souring probably one of the sourest wilds that I have had some cherry and grapefruit notes emerge but the huge acidity and Pickering profile dominates

M very thin with minimal coating or lacing huge drying effect but a solid middle body it gets better when it warms up the tartness is more mellow it feels like it needs to be aged for a year or two to mellow out the acerbic aggression

D: very drinkable surprisingly given it's hostile initial stance I wish that this were more accessible it's a great take on the sour and pushes the tart fruits to the litmus

Narrative: Mr. Billingsly watched the teenagers file into his classroom lazily, each swinging their Geometry books without regard. “Look at them, each one of them no respect for Euclidian postulates, just going through the damn motions.” He stared down his brown and tapped his fingers disapprovingly and waited for them to take their seats. Things weren’t the same for Old Mr. Billingsley since his brother died. It was his roommate, his best friend, and his basic grasp on common courtesy. “Come on now, this is 3rd period, not the entire afternoon, let’s have a SEAT!” The adolescents shifted nervously in their seats and watched him draw a circle on the board. His sour disposition eyed them with scorn “THIS, is circle, but it is not a PERFECT CIRCLE, that doesn’t EXIST!” One student coughed, “OH what’s that? You have an objection to my statement?” “No Mr. Billingsly, I just…you…I mean” Mr. B’s face developed into a tart scowl, his teeth slightly ground upon one another, “THERE IS NO PERFECT CIRCLE” This would be a long sour year of Geometry.

Photo of warnerry
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

A -- Nice pop when the cork js removed. Pours light copper in color with almost two fingers of off-white head. Head fades rather quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. Initially a big stream of carbonation slows down after a few minutes.

S -- White grapes and a bit of lemon tartness with a mild yeast funk. Some tart apple as well.

T -- Nice tart of tart white grapes and sour apple up front. Not much earthy funk really, but a small yeast presence. Faint oak notes. Middle seems to fall a bit flat. Finish is tart with a bit more funk coming through.

M -- Medium crisp mouthfeel that finishes with a pleasant but not overwhelming dryness.

O -- This definitely has a white wine character to it. More earthy funk would be welcome, but still a pretty good sour. Just lacking some complexity.

Photo of Erish
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review #200. Woot.

I poured this corked & caged 12.7 oz. bottle into a Belgian tulip glass. No best by date, but apparently this beer can age for years, and I believe it.

A: honey gold color with a whisper of haze, presumably from yeast, the first pour yielded a wall of somewhat large, clinging bubbles along the sides of the glass, the rocky head quickly fell away into a tiny but distinct cap, the lace is decent.

S: distinctly sour and grape-like, there is a lemon peel note, and a general over-ripe fruit aroma. There is a hint of a sweaty barnyard aroma in the background, adding some interest.

T: mouth-puckering sour right out of the gate, with grape, over-ripe melon, banana, green apple, and bitter orange peel quickly emerging, the finish is dry and sour, and the floral/earthy hop note is faint but persistent.

M: medium-bodied, silky texture with a bracing, pucker-inducing core, moderate carbonation.

O: My experience with wild ales is limited, but this beer certainly piqued my interest.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in my Captain Lawrence tulip-- thanks for the lass Cuzco, it has become quite a regular part of the rotation!

So this is the first of the few bottles I bought, I'm hoping I like it! Otherwise, it shall be an extra in the next few boxes I send!

Anyway...
An orangey color with a tan head of 1.5 fingers. The head is frothy and composed of rather large bubbles, it sticks around surprisingly well, but only leaves small chunks of lace behind. I'm not going to lie, this is prett nice looking beer-- it could pass as a nice ipa just on looks!

So let's get to talent competition of this beauty contest: smell and taste portion.
Apples and cherries hit big with strong oak character and vinegar, acetic acid, and some yeast dryness. Apple cider vinegar is a good descriptor. Pears and apricots make a quick cameo. The beer has a decent tartness and sourness, but it isn't super sweet and it certainly isn't super sour. It's a smooth, lightly Pickering sourness that drinks nice and easy.

Here's my only complaint- this beer is overcarbonated. It's the kind of overvarb issue that I think hurts the sourness from reaching that level it should be.

Overall, well done gentlemen. This beer drinks MUCH better than Moaten! I look forward to many more sours rolling out of Warrenville.

Photo of MasterSki
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). I skipped this one after being burned by too many mediocre Two Brothers offerings, and by the time I saw the positive reviews it was too late. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick collar showing solid retention, some wisps and negligible lace. Transparent dark golden body.

S - Huge grape and red wine vinegar flavors mingle with massive acetobacter, and a touch of light oak. As the beer warms up there's a light plastic note, but on the whole this is pretty good, if not nostril-singing.

T - Again, very grape-heavy with vinous oak, dry oak, and some light funk in the finish. There's a vague popcorn note that I get from some of the Santa Fe wild ales, but it's not as intense as those. Not as impressive as the aroma unfortunately.

M - Medium bodied, moderate-to-low carbonation level, and an extremely dry and tannic texture. No obvious alcohol, but I wasn't really expecting any.

D - This was pretty decent, albeit too pricey at $10 for a 375ml bottle. Still it's another step in the right direction for Two Brothers' sour program - I think I liked Hoodwinked a little better but this was enjoyable as well.

Photo of Treebs
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm very late to the sour game so this is my first one ever. 350ml caged and corked bottle, poured into my Founders tulip snifter.

A: Pours a nice deep amber with a thin white head that comes and goes very quickly, almost like a soda.

S: Very pungent right from the word go, rice wine vinegar, unripened grapes, light citrus (lemons and limes). Creates a slight twinge to the nose.

T: Light malty vinegar with very young, immature grapes. Bitter green apples that continue on to a flat bitter jump with a little wood finish on the back end.

M: Very light and airy body. Incredible carbonation. Leaves a slight sour taste that doesn't have much staying power at the end.

O: I think my first sour went with some success. It is definitely a style that has to grow on me. Since I'm used to the full bodied stouts I think that my review my be slightly skewed, but I definitely can see myself purchasing and enjoying more American wild ales in the future.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

extra from recent trade. Thanks Dan!

Appearance: A dull orange bodied beer with a brilliant golden hue. White head about 1 fingers worth that turns into a ring around the top of this beer.

Smell: Overripe white grapes and granny smith apples and vinegar.

Taste: Sour and funky up front. In the middle of the beer you taste the apples which taste both sweet and sour; you also get the acidic vinegar in the middle it seems to dominate this beer. The oak is very lost in this beer and quite faint.

Mouthfeel: Light bodid beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is really well carbonated. Clean and crisp beer.

Overall: Still learning about sours, so this beer was a bit much for a beginner to sours because of the strong vinegar flavor. I would try this again at a late time as my palate for sours evolves.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty light hazy peach color, minimal head/lacing.

Funk, wet/dry oak, bits of citrus.

Sharp acidity, musk, lemon/lime sourness, sour apple.

The bugs have been here. Sharp tangy mouthfeel, more abrasive then I'm used to but not bad. Sticky sweet finish and a Rodenbach like texture detract points for me.

Would be nice with some dedicated fruit flavors; this is a bit too sweet for me to be a straight wild. Apart from this a very nice little sour here, very recommended for extra-sour lovers. Don't know if I'd age this though.

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Askew from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.