2nd Shift / Side Project PARKAS
2nd Shift Brewing

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Belgian Saison
4.5 | pDev: 5.56%
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of gibgink
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a goldenrod with small fluffed white head. Earthy/zesty smell. Very fresh lemon like taste with the bubbly carbonation complimenting the taste.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of the first release of PARKAS by 2nd Shift. Served in a teku glass 2/22/2015.

A- Beautiful hazy lemon-yellow body, cloudy and almost as bright as the lemon Gatorade variety. Wow. The only issue is that this one gushed immediately, so be careful! In any event, great retention time that isn't too long at all, nice lacing and collar.

S- Citrus aromas of lemon burst forth from the glass, a little bit of oak complements the citrus as well as a bit of pepper. Mild-moderate amounts of wheat and funk. Smells quite delicious with plenty of complexity.

F- Tart lemon, a small bit of yogurt, oak, fair amount of mineral funk, peppercorn, but again the tart lemons are running the show here. Wonderful and delicious!

M- Medium bodied, soft and creamy with great carbonation. Very crushable.

O- This was much better than the Side Project version of the collaboration. Delicious wheaty lemon tartness with a nice soft mouthfeel, that's what this beer is. A lot like Saison Bernice but with a softer mouthfeel.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's an almost vegetal aroma - celery, celery root, cucumber - along with the bright citrus tones. I may be hallucinating, but it almost appears there is a greenish hue to the beer. Beautiful mouthfeel. Though this may turn people off, I feel like this is the closest beer I've had to a spring salad.

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2nd Shift / Side Project PARKAS from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 76 ratings