Don's Dirty Dozen
2nd Shift Brewing

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #294
Ranked #7,074
4.16 | pDev: 5.29%
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
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Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. Snifter glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow body, two finger frothy white head, lively carbonation, good retention, no lacing. Smell is lemon, zest, a good bite of leather, slight grapefruit, light bread, mild earth. It's a saison all the way through, with a big helping of brett. It's not too overpowering however, good balance and complexity of the base saison and the brett. It's essentially a well-brewed brett saison. Lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly lighter than expected, though it shouldn't be too surprising given the brett.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with white head. A vinous aroma. White wine. Light tropical fruit but lots of tartness to this. Not overbearing in flavor or weighty. It has some almost gueuze like qualities from those 12 strains. Very nice, but a little tart for my tastes as far as a saison goes.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a light haziness. No head is present. The aroma is lightly tart Brett and green apple. The taste closely matches the aroma with the green apple notes and tart Brett. The mouth is light, crisp, and dry.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy lemon yellow with a thin and fizzy white head.

Tart aroma of lemon zest, sour green apple, table salt, horse blanket, and Brett.

The taste matched up with the aroma. Quite tart with lemon zest, green apple, table salt, and a good bite from the Brett yeast varieties.

Lighter bodied and very dry with a sharp carbonation.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale gold color with medium haze. Clarity increases a bit as it settles. Small white head vanishes within seconds of being poured. No lacing.

Aroma is funky, citrusy, earthy and slightly tart. Brett funk and lemon lead. Musty hay, cut grass, and white/green grapes.

Taste is quite citrusy. Lemon, grapefruit, and green apple. Brett funk, musty earth, and light doughy malt. Very dry.

Light bodied with medium+ carbonation. Funky but with a bit of tartness too. Dryness is strong and lingering.

Another good barrel aged beer from 2nd Shift that showcases their willingness to try different things. Big funky aromas and flavors. Will be interesting to see what additional age does to the 2nd bottle I have.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very weird beer this one, strange for sure, also probably my least favorite of the beers i had from these guys, not that it isnt delicious, just that its a little less striking. i think there may be a bit too much happening in this one. i believe they use twelve different types of wild yeast here, maybe all brett, thats where the name comes from. it feels a little muddled and confused in that regard, and they might do well to streamline this one a little. one thing i love about it is how dry it is for how interesting the grain bill is. its got brown ale elements to it, although it doesnt really look like one, i get a heavy toast to this and the potential for a lot of sugar in the smell, but all these yeasts really work it down to nothing, this is bone dry after the swallow. extremely funky, but it almost tastes more like one of my own homebrew yeast starters than something made to drink by a professional. still, the spirit of experimentation that is obvious in all their beers makes this a fun treat, and for the fan of the weird, this is not to be missed. a totally different take on the wild ale, not like other beer i have had, but also in need of a little refinement to take it to the next level.

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Don's Dirty Dozen from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 36 ratings