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Katy | 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good
33 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
2ndshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson.

Added by Tone on 04-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
235
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
25.95%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
36
For Trade:
5
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing this from my notes after trying it on tap at Beer Kitchen back on December 20th, 2013. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler glass.

Appearance - Body is a hazy mix of shades of yellow, with notes of lemon and spun gold throughout. A little darker up near the top, where the light is diffused by the haze and shaded by the head. Near the bottom of the glass, it appears a bit more translucent. The aforementioned head is a finger thick and stark white. Nice frothy suds with some slightly larger bubbles intermittently around the edge of the glass. Lacing is visible and leaves sparse rings around the side of the glass as I drink.

Smell - Very light in nature, with notes of citrus zest, lemon juice, pale wheat malt, as well as some grass and green herbal overtones. Subsequent inhaling reveals a bit of musty woodiness and funk from the Brett. Overall, it's a rather ethereal aroma and gives me the impression that it would be a good warm weather beer.

Taste - A little more subdued than I was hoping for. I love Brett beers that are all up in your face with that funky, dry fruit essence that is so common for the yeast. This one in many ways reminds me of a completely different style--Berliner Weissebier--at least the versions I've sampled from here in the U.S.. Rather than being aggressively funky, it imparts essence of biscuit alongside a lemony tartness that doesn't ever reach a feeling of full-on sour. Pleasant and unassuming flavors that would work well with a host of foods, as long as they weren't super rich.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Predominantly dry finish.

Overall, my first sampling from the regional 2nd Shift Brewery. And it was plenty tasty enough for me to now start seeking out their beers with some regularity. Hopefully this is the start of some really stellar beers. Would likely get this one again if I needed a local and easy-to-get Brett fix.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle sealed with orange pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: this beer looks like berlinner weiss. Very light colored and pale yellow if you can call it yellow at all. Thick white cap that drops to no head.

Smell: wheat malt. fruity and lightly acidic. oaky and full on brett presence. Wine wine barrel influence is sensed in the aroma as well.

Taste: Nice light acidic bite. Fruity and very noticable brett funk presence. Chardonnay barrel presence is unmistakable. Bright clean acidic fresh tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: light body with low carbonation. The beer has a solid dryness that is really something good and actually makes that low carbonation become something that is off set. Very drinkable with that nice light acidic presence.

Overall: This is a great brett beer. Its one type of beer that I wish was made on a regular basis and was more widely available type of beer. This is my first 2nd shift beer. I would like to try more.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Todd
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 01/20014. 750mL bottle with cap. Bright, pale yellow with a slight haze, thin white lace. Lemon zest aroma, yeast, slight funk, white pepper, and cidery edge. Thin, crackery, semi-tart, lemony, stone fruits, nectarine, peach skin, phenolic/medicinal, oaky, pepper, apples, vinous, dry, cidery and earthy finish.

Acidic, but not overwhelming. Barrel-aging really helped mellow and meld things. Lots of stone fruit character. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a yellow color with very little head that disappears quickly. Sour smell from the brett and a great taste. The mouthfeel has just the right amount of carbonation and tartness. Not too sour but gives just enough pucker to make it a great wild ale. 2nd Shift continues to impress!

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light gold to straw yellow in color with great clarity. There's a fingernail of bright white on top. Aroma is of green apples, pear, and faintly tart Brett. The taste is primarily pear and green apple with faint light malt. The Brett character is very subdued here. The mouth is moderately carbonated and very dry.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4lo
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque yellow pour with two finger white head. Nice aroma with lemon and citrus dominating. Taste is nice between the lemon and citrus fruit flavor but finishes with a nice brett pickup. Nice an light, quiet enjoyable on a hot humid day and easy to put down. Nice beer overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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