Funk'd Rouge
Night Shift Brewing

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American Wild Ale
3.79 | pDev: 11.08%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: 100% brett-fermented ale aged in red wine barrels.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 37
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3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Shared by schen9303. 750ml capped bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware.

Pours a frothy, 2 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear, pale goldenrod. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent cling. Outstanding for the style.

Nose is lightly spritzy and mildly tart but wholly sweet. Hints of pineapple, citrus and lemon zest. Appetizing.

Opens sweet. Notes of citrus, pineapple, lemon zest and a huge punch of cane sugar sweetness. More of the same in the middle with some foam and cotton. A light bitterness towards the end that melds awkwardly with the sweet and tartness... not very good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy in the mouth and goes down smooth, soft and fluffy. Finishes messy and sticky with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Average. A bit too... fluffy.

I'm not sure what went wrong with this beer but its easily the worst wild ale Night Shift makes. I'll pass on this in the future. The flavor is just very, very strange.

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Duck last night, thanks man.

This one pours a light golden yellow, expected it to be darker based on the red wine barrels. There's a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This is surprisingly light, aroma-wise, as it appears the Brett has not taken hold of anything yet. It feels like a fairly straight forward saison, some grassy hops, and a bit of white pepper.

The Brett hasn't taken hold at all in the taste either. There's also no red wine barrel characteristics, either, leaving a fairly boring standard-grade saison here.

This is medium bodied, with a fairly crisp mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Just boring, and too young. This one definitely needs some time to develop.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Bankhead for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled: April 2015.

Pours a murky gold with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, spice, Brett, and slight wood aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, spice, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth 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 noticeable Brett aspects, but I am not getting any red wine barrel aged qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a HF wine stem. Believe this was bottled two weeks ago, so consuming relatively fresh.

Pours a golden yellow with 3 fingers of head that quickly dissolved in a ring of foam. Lots of chunky bubbles rising from the bottom.

Nose is predominately yeasty banana. A hint of pear and maybe the slightest hint of red wine. Little bit of booziness. No funk presence at all.

Taste is more of the same, with a bit more of the red wine flavor. A bit of peppery spice and Brett funk as well.

Medium-bodied in the mouth with a semi-dry finish. Light alcohol burn going down.

I was a huge fan of Funk'd Blanc which was the same base beer as this one. This one is good but isn't as good as its counterpart. If I had to guess I'd say the beer spent less time in the barrel or the bottle than Funk'd Blanc considering both a lack of barrel and funky Brett. That said this beer is still pretty solid and I plan on adding a few to my cellar. I'd expect this beer to develop well with age.

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Funk'd Rouge from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 37 ratings