Night Shift Brewing

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American Wild Ale
3.77 | pDev: 7.16%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: 100% brett-fermented ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 36
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Dec 2015. Ruddy, reddish color. Tons of Brett and a hint of blackberry. Earthy and funky. High carbonation. Like most of the Night Shift Barrel Society beers, this is a bit of a disappointment. Lacks flavor.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good looking beer in the glass. Purplish/pink body with a nice white head on top. Scent is slightly funky and Brett forward. The flavor presents a tannic quality from the berry almost like the berry seeds. It doesn't play particularly well with the Brett, which also isn't fully developed. The issue yet again with a NS RS beer is that the ABV is unnecessarily high especially for the style.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one was kind. Of weird. I liked the subtle blackberries and the tartness was pretty solid, but the base beer just didn't lend itself well for the sour quality. Too boozy as well.

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Photo of mothman
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White head. Pink hued grapefruit orange.

Brett forward sour. Not tart or acidic. Blackberries and fruit.

Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Some funk.

Decent, but nothing crazy.

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Photo of AirBob
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep redish-purple body, somewhere between a raspberry and pump. Carbonation is faintly visible. About 1 finger of white head with a slight purple hue. Reduces to a cap and collar. Lacing is rich and white, and covers the large majority of the glass.

Cranberry-like tartness. Vinous. A little oak. Hint of vanilla and musty basement.

Vinous. Tart blackberry and raspberry gives way to oak and vanilla, followed by ripe berries. Some bretty funk which carries through the finish. Finish is tart and dry with some berries and citrus pith.

Medium bodied. Tanic, but medium carbonation. For balance.

Tart, funky, fruit forward wild with waves of flavor. Maybe my palate is immature, maybe this varies wildly from bottle to bottle, but I Kahlo may be my favorite of the 2015 BS releases.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium Amber a fizzy bone-white head. Aroma is berries and hints of funky Brett. Flavor is berry heavy, with a hint of funk, but no real sourness to it. No trace of alcohol in the flavor either. Feel is medium bodied, syrupy, medium carbonation. Not much barrel here, no real sourness. Tastes good though and hides the abv well.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

750ml capped bottle into a Grrrz teku. Shared with schen9303.

Good looking beer. Bright reddish purple with all the fixings. Nice lace and great head retention... Unfortunately, that's about all that's good about this beer. Nose is pretty spot on given the description on the bottle. Ample blackberry presence with a mellow Brett funk. What's weird is the sweet creaminess that's both in the nose and flavor. Vinous on the palate. Juicy but again, with a sickening sweetness that makes the whole experience awkward. Buttery in the end with a touch of ethanol bitterness. This need s a lot of time to clean up.

Feel is pretty nice. Prickly and lively... but that doesn't fix this beer.

Not really worth having, especially given the ample amount of amazing offerings in this style.

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Kahlo from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 36 ratings