Chaotic Insecure Delusions | 2nd Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FreshZ on 07-11-2014

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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received this bad boy as an extra in a trade and man alive do I wish I had another. Shared with JLindros and Threelions at my 30th birthday celebration.

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a one finger white blanket with nice lacing.

S - LOADS of brett! Saison yeasts, light wine notes, good dunk. Light stone fruits, almost peach or apricot like. Super aromatic, waves of vinous wine and fleshy stone fruit. Incredibly aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Lactose, stone fruit apricots and peaches, super brett notes just barrels of it, acidic lemons, saison yeasts, more stone fruit and nectarines with a good clean wine barrel flavour as well. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, good hidden alcohol. Again, well done.

O - Overall this beer was absolutely awesome. Enormous brett notes, nice vinous wine notes, creamy, awesome. Gotta try and get another bottle of this.

Serving Type: Bottle

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing this, the beer of the night.

Big fluffy fizzy head fades at a med pace but reinforced with lots of bubbles rising up, light soapy lacing, hazy honey orange color.

Nose is just all Brett funk, tons of Brett, horsehair funk with orange zest, spices, citrus, lemony, sour lemon tartness funk, little peach floral thing, nice light buttery toasty barrel, vinous notes.

Taste brings lots of Brett funk, big acidic bite, with nice fruits, juicy sweet peach like stone fruit and mild tart sour funk, into nice buttery oak barrel, little yeast flavor. Great lambic like sour funk, Brett lambicus. Touch of bitterness on the finish, with tons of acidity and sour funk, nice peach and sweet like stone fruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, big acidity, nice carb.

Overall very very good, great Brett funk and sourness, tart fruit, nice stone fruit and sweetness blend nicely with the sour, nice barrel notes, so good.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden hue with plentiful carbonation bubbles rapidly churning within. Massive inch thick dense off white to beige head. Deeply tart,sharp aroma of Brett. I also faint a dry cider note. The taste is more like dry cider with Golden Delicious apples. There's tart Brett but it is more of a background note. The body is heavily carbonated, crisp, and dry.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bennyman12
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crider rules!

The guy is a wild man. His brewing has always been more about cocksurity than consistency. When they're good, though, they're very good.

The first time I had chaotic insecure delusions, it was still ropey even though they had bottled it in released it. Loving their lager!?!, technical ecstacy, a Few months ago, I decided to embrace the chaos again.

Much better experience from the get-go. Slightest cloudiness. Straw color. Lemon tartness on the nose joined by coriander and a nice interplay of Marco, Brett and Pedio nuances through the drink. Would have liked a little more carb. Something like an imperial bier du pays or transient pentameter. Great stuff!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tertullian007
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle sealed with orange pressure cap.

batch 3; bottled January 2016.

poured into Jester King wine stem.

Appearance: Straw yellow body with thin cap of bone white head.

Smell: Lemon and citrus mix with white wine. Light funk and moderate oak barrel.

Taste: Moderate tartness. Lemon and stone fruits. Nice white wine character. Minimal funk, but its there. Moderate oak as well. So very similar to the nose.

Mouthfeel: light body with low moderate carbonation. Refreshing and bright; crisp and clean. Semi dry finish. Such a light bodied beer for being 7.4% abv.

Overall: This is a fantastic barrel aged saison. Easily the best beer that I have drank from 2nd shift brewing. This beer would be a whale if it was brewed by Hill Farmstead , Side Projects, Casey, or Saint Adarius. For perspective, I think that Chaotic Insecure Delusions is hands down a much better beer than HIll Farmstead Flora. I used Flora as the example because both beers are saisons aged in white wine barrels with microflora (brett); therefore it is a legit comparison on the premise of similarity. An extremely well executed beer by 2nd Shift.

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Chaotic Insecure Delusions from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 87 ratings