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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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3.41 | pDev: 18.77%
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
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2.35/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like smoked beers, and I like tart beers. What I don't like are tart smoked beers. I think the styles clash and produce something worse than the sum of their parts. I don't know whether this is intentionally soured or not- and that's a problem- it tastes like an accident, a beer gone wrong. Add to that the thin graininess in the body that can't support the flavors along with a certain slickness in the mouthfeel as well as a lack of dimension to the flavors beyond bandaid, smoke, and sour, and this one is a drainpour for me.

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Photo of malrubius
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Can. Pale gold with no head or lace. LIght smoky grassy bready aroma with a hint of tart fruit. Tart apricot light sweetness with soft mildly smoky finish. WIsh it had some liveliness in the light body.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from John's Marketplace. Stamped 01/01/2019

A clear light orange with a straw white head that recedes rapidly leaving little lacing, this looks decent. The nose is a delicate but delicious blend of smoke, wheat, a mild lacto sourness and straw. The smoke note is delicate and deep, a blend of smoldering leaves and oak smoke. The palate opens sour with a lactic and mildly lemony tartness, clean and bright, priming the tastebuds for the smoke notes that follow. Earthy, woody smoke notes then give way to a grainy, wheat-like finish that's disappointingly thin and watery. Carbonation is high, enhancing the acidity on the finish. Tasty as heck

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Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 4 ratings