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Askew - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 49
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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:
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.

(Beer added by: ChugginOil on 05-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date, but picked this up when it was released in 2011. Pours slightly hazy pale orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap. Spotty lacing on the glass, and a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big tart apple, cherry, cider vinegar, spiciness, hay, grape, lemon, oak, and funk. Very nice aromas with great balance of everything. Nothing is too overpowering. Taste of big tart apple, cherry, grape, lemon, pear, spiciness, grass, earthiness, light vinegar, and oak. Nice tart and sour finish; with some lingering notes of apple, grape, vinegar, spiciness, and earthiness. Very nice balance of sweetness with the acidity. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice crisp and acidic mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all as expected from the style. Overall this is an outstanding and well balanced American wild ale. Very complex and smooth drinking despite the acidity.

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Review from Blind BIF 6, bottle # 5 Cork and Caged 500ml Poured into my Half Acre Tulip
Ive had the cage off for about 10 minutes while finishing up an email and cork has nearly worked its way out. Fantastic "POP" as the cork relieves itself of it's duties.

A Pours a slightly straw but burnt orange color. About a finger and half of a creamy white head, not quite the brilliant head your find with Brett but close, it could be the light. The head has receded back to about a finger of fizzy foam. No noted dregs. As i swirl this gorgeous liquid, the head instantly reappears and then receded back to about a finger. Plenty of little effervescent bubbles coming from the bottom of this one. 4.5

S I am immediately aware this is either a Gueuze or Lambic. The stable "acidic" smells associated with a sour are screaming at my nose. The smell of soured grapes, funk, wine & musk are all present. 4.5

T Fantastic! The flavor lends to quite a bit to the nose and I convinced this is a Gueuze or unblended Lambic. Wine barrel, brett, lactic acid, pedio funk, lemons, soured cherries, oranges and a bit of leather. At the end, just after the sour begins to fade I pick up more plum and a bit of apple. 5

M This is exactly how this beer should be and the effervescent bubbles dance on the tongue making my mouth happy. light, crisp and creamy all at the same time. 5

O I love this beer. This is something i would normally take to a tasting to share with friends and only get a couple ounces of. Having a full glass is great! Time to find out what it is i'm about to propose to. 4.75 should be an option

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one a semi-recent MASSIVE in-person trade when he came down to visit! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, vinegar, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart cherry, wood, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. When I smelled the vinegar in the nose I was a little concerned at how this one was going to turn out. However, it was not present in the flavor which was nice. What I did find in the flavor was a very nicely balanced sweetness and tartness that made this one very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. My first brew from this brewery that I know of, and I hope it won't be my last. A very solid brew here.

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