Katy | 2nd Shift Brewing

KatyKaty
BA SCORE
81.5%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 248 ratings
KatyKaty
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
Ranking:
#6,089
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
248
Liked:
202
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
35
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of kylehay2004
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors but nothing really stands out to me.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of spycow
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

what a beautiful beer, maybe my favorite from these guys, although all of the beers i had from them were excellent. this is delicate in a cool way, saison sort of thing with a very developed brett profile that brings some more tartness to the mix than i am used to from brett alone, flattering to a fluffy bodied wheaty brew that is hazy golden in the glass. the funk is distinct from other brett strains in that it has some acidity happening, a little tannic thing going on maybe, tempered and broadened by the wood on this, but also quite bright and alive with a fresh cut flower aromatic and a blooming springtime radiance. not one of those in your face wilds, there is a mellowness to it thats really flattering, maybe from the oak, maybe from the expertise of the brewer, but its lovely. as delicious in taste as it is in the nose, and you almost wish this one was in 30 packs of cans, as its so sesisonable and light and refreshing. mildly tangy but dry in the finish and carbonated like champagne. overall a beer of stunning depth and quality, worth seeking out and very much underrated here in my opinion.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a clear pale light yellow color, very carbonated with bubbles.

The smell is white wine grape, a little oak, floral, white pepper, nectarine. The flavor is lemon zest, brett, light fruit, apples, and some biscuit. Some dry oak and citric acid. It has a buttery chardonnay mouthfeel to it.

Overall, this is good. it is clean, crisp and very refreshing. Not too tart, balanced. I liked it.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bridge in St. Louis.

A - Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of spices and a touch of funkiness. Some caramel, too.

T - It tasted slightly funky with a spicy bite and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is interesting. Didn't taste much like a saison.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 81.5% out of 100 with 248 ratings
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