3 Floyd's Battle Priest

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by CWBlues, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    I've been questioning the style since the release. Is it an AWA? All FFF tweeted out was it was their first beer with Brett. That doesn't neccesarily make it a sour. Reading aasher's review I don't get the impression that it's a sour...
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  2. mishuggah

    mishuggah Savant (300) Illinois Jul 14, 2009 Verified

    Perhaps said "beer geek" just agreed with your dislike of said "beer" just to loosen your grips.

    Also, who has a stash of ice in a parking lot to chill a bottle of beer? The beer was nice and cold when it was sold.
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  3. emelius

    emelius Disciple (50) Jul 6, 2012

    talked to someone today w/a theory that it might show up at the microbrewers festival...not a rumor, just a theory...it would not surprise me if they had that or Busy Boyz in addition to the usual Dark Lord etc....
  4. Rich life #1 AWA
  5. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

  6. It's wild, man.
  7. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    Bought the bottle and sat in bar drinking for 2 hours then we finally decided to drink it. Beer geek said we have to throw it on ice so we went to his truck where he had a old coleman cooler iced up and had a 6pk of zombie and gumball already in there. Thanks again for sharing the bottle and for the old school 3Floyds stickers Charlie D. !!
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  8. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,160) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    It's definitely NOT a sour.

    Drinking it blind, without knowing what it was exactly, I would describe it as a hoppy, grassy Belgian Strong Pale with light white wine barrel aging characteristics but would never mention anything about it being a wild.
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  9. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    You're new. You'll learn to not listen to anything SpottedZombie says.
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  10. What authority? The random rumor generating 8 ball?
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  11. Do you guys ever wonder why FFF has to swing by the forums here.. yet never has to go to any of the other online beer communities (RB, BS, CBS, BM, etc) forums/listservs to clarify things?
  12. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Savant (260) Illinois Apr 17, 2007

    Brettanomyces does not make a beer sour. Brettamomyces gives beer a barnyard/horsey/hay flavor (think Saison DuPont/Orval). Lactobacilis and Pediocaucus gives beer sour characteristics.
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  13. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Cool. That's exactly what I took away from your review.
  14. Jeez I looked on the bay to see if anyone put up a battle priest, sure enough, one is at $102 with about 6 and half days remaining. :eek: That shit cray!
  15. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

  16. Florida9

    Florida9 Advocate (540) Illinois Feb 14, 2009

    But is there anything that says an AWA has to be a sour?

    According to BA's definition of the style:
    If this beer were fermented with Brett, it would appear to meet BA's definition of an AWA. Whether it is sour or not doesn't matter.
  17. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I don't think you guys understand what what "wild" in AWA stands for. The wild stands for wild yeast, which is for the most part Brettanomyces. So I would say AWA is a very good style for this beer. Brett does not produce sour characteristics. I fell this misunderstanding is common because almost all commercial beers that contain Brett are soured with bacteria as well, so people associate brett with sour beers.
  18. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Thanks for the explanation, but I do understand how sours are made. I was raising the question (perhaps not clearly) if categorizing Batttle Priest as an AWA was most appropriate since it's a Belgian Strong Pale Ale w/Brett. Two relevant examples are Boulevard's Saison-Brett that is categorized as a Saison even though it has Brett and Green Flash's Rayon Vert is a Belgian Pale Ale w/Brett and it's categorized as a Belgian Pale Ale. For consistency I'd say Battle Priest probably should be categorized as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. For the most part, despite the definition, it seems that in practice American-brewed sours are categorized as AWA's on BA. My second statement was exactly what you were stating just because a brew has Brett added doesn't necessarily make it a sour. I'm fully aware that Brett only adds funk.
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  19. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,085) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    I'm the one who picked AWA, and I picked that style because it's consistent with Russian River Sanctification. AFAIK Saison-Brett and Rayon Vert have brett added AT BOTTLING, whereas Battle Priest is 100% Brett fermentation.
  20. Ding ding ding.

  21. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    This was fermented with only brett yeast, those other had brett added after the primary was completed by a non-brett yeast. If this beer isn't considered a American Wild Ale, I think that the category is completely worthless as a description of the beers with in it. For that matter almost all commercial sours included in the AWA category had bacteria for souring added after the main fermentation was completed with a non-brett yeast, similar to the beers w/brett you mentioned. Should those not be included in the category?
  22. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense!
  23. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    It's probably a bad idea to post the same picture in BA that you used in your Ebay post.

    Couldn't just drink it? Or trade it for other tasty beers you may want?
  24. paslaugh

    paslaugh Aficionado (170) Illinois Feb 17, 2012

    Then I just got hosed. That's what I get for peace-ing out at work midday on a weekday showing up in business casual. Ya know, the non-hipster, non-tatted up crowd likes good beer too.
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  25. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    I grew a beard just so I could buy FFF's BA stuff.
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  26. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    *Adds to "do not trade with" .doc*

    Also, Willy seems to be some form of God since he is in NY and NWI at the same time.
  27. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    Yeah, didn't get that either. Either way, I'm not going to dwell on that fact too much as I kind of want to hit him in the face with a shovel.
  28. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Yet another 5 year "vet" gone down the eBay path. I could almost swear that half of the "vet" accounts that recently became active are these types.
  29. Not my bottle or pic I just posted it so others could see what the bottle looks like
  30. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    cool story, bro
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  31. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (445) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    The listing that featured that picture has since been removed from eBay...hmmmmm...
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  32. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

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  33. grynder33

    grynder33 Savant (420) Wisconsin Jul 31, 2003 Subscriber

    Guessing e-bay price starts at 80 bucks
  34. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

  35. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Sorry, what did this sell for retail?
  36. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    $35, I think

    You can look it up on the web. ;)
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  37. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Yes, Battle Priest was $35.
  38. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Hahahaha, touche