Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta! | Trinity Brewing Company

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Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta!Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta!

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heavy in Roast, Chocolate, and Special B malts this beer comes off with a unique and unexpectedly dry profile. Combining two Brettas lends a milder barnyard, but heavily funky character accented by an apparent 'natural cork' flavor. Aging the beer on French oak Barrels and allowing it to properly develop, attenuation is high revealing a light body and notes of astringency. Balance is created by the addition of three special golden ingredients: Honey, Golden Raisins, and Mustard Seed.

Added by Beaver13 on 07-17-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of Beaver13
2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, bottle 1/13 1337, barrel TBB 1-6. Pours dark amber brown with a very thin fizzy head that quickly almost completely disappears, other than a little constant bubbling from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is some sweet caramel, tart acidic fruit and funk with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with tart sour fruit and a little funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, great name but a not so great sour.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 77apm
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Billolick
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Zonian1
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body that borders on black. Sticky pale white lace on the edges of the glass. 4.25

S- Tart, earthy, acidic, thick malt aroma. Oud bruin maybe? Something salty in that aroma. 4

T- Starts off very much like an oud bruin, dark roasted malt meets tartness. The beer takes a whole new approach on the finish with a lemony flavor. Brown sugar emerges and offsets the tartness and acidity. 4

M- It's sour as hell when it's not tart. Woosa. Not an easy-drinker by any means but it can be slowly enjoyed. 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml red wax tipped bottle - wow, I was just discussing the merits of Office Space a few days ago, and bam! Now this.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brown cola colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly tan head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of sharp fruity acetic acid (raw lemons, or very underripe cherries), over-attenuated white wine, gritty cereal malts, a faint earthy sugary character, ethereal funk, an indistinct musty spiciness, and some very tame leafy and floral hop bitters. The taste is grainy and slightly bready pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, clover honey, some complex grapiness, gently funky yeast, muddled tart fruity notes, a sense of zingy mustard seed, lightly besotted wood staves, and a further hint of metallic booziness.

The bubbles are fairly timid in their barely supportive frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, once you get acclimatized to the general tartness of this offering. It finishes off-dry, the fruity, malty, and honeyed characters still fencing with the sour and tart malingerers.

Overall, this is a decent sour American ale, and kind of the rejoinder to the 'naked' Saison that I had yesterday from this same brewery - yeah, lots of stuff added to this one, but it works, all blending into a nice whole. Complex, and fun to drink, for that reason - oh, and the laid-back Brett funk, that's a good reason, too!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GrumpyGirl
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCBeets
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky chestnut with a thin tan head. Trace amounts of lacing & head retention

S: Sourness, wine barrel ( Chardonnay?). Horse blanket

T: Red wine, oakyness, sourness & dryness up front. Grape juice sneaks in as this warms, a little black currant, & little vinegar, more oakyness. Finishes dry, acidic & with much red grape, faint hints of woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, near zero carbonation. Acidic & dry

Pretty interesting, not the best I've had, but in the neighborhood

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Photo of zimm421
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An OK sour but not my cup of tea but was OK to try it once

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta! from Trinity Brewing Company
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