Cold Ass Honky | Brash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by EgadBananas on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by bmwats:
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Hazy golden hue. Fair amount of rising effervescence following pour. Pours a 1+ finger, foamy, white head. Dissipates quickly, but not completely. Some slight, yet persistent, spiderweb lacing.

S: Sourdough, yeast, fermented raspberry, apricot, and orange zest. Noble hops on-board.

T: Funky fermented raspberry. Very yeasty, with a crisp hop bite, and a light orange citrus accentuate.

M: Light and crisp. Kind of hot, bitter finish, and an aftertaste of orange pith that lingers on the palate. High alcohol is unapparent.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Fair head, with some slight lacing. Nose is yeasty and funky with some nice fruity tones and subtle hop presence. Light fruity components accentuated with a crisp hop bite, and an overall yeasty character. Light body with a deceiving alcohol content. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has a big grassy hop nose over malt with a hint of banana, tartness and a suspicion of funk. It pours hazy gold under a rocky 2” off white with a faint gold tinted white foam cap that produces gothic window lace. Yeast flavors drive the palate with citrus, orange and banana and coriander, hints of herb and bready malts, finishing with a big hop emphasis. Very fine soft carbonation gives the beer a smooth, creamy texture and a medium to medium full body.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber into snifter

A - poured a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with a smallish 1 finger head. Minimal lacing with the head dissipating rather quickly.

S - hoppy aroma takes the forefront. I get some citrusy aromas, resiny, lemongrass, and a bit earthy hop tones. Also sone piney hints as well. Also a weird rubbing alcohol smell

T - flavor follows the nose for the most part. A little earthy muskiness in the taste as well as orangepeel. Alcohol heat is subdued but a little taste of it

M - feel is a little heavier than desireable but, then again, this isn't your typical saison.

O - this feels more like an IPA than a saison due to the hopped up taste and I know that was the intention here. Not bad, but prefer the more traditional version of this style.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dry Hopped Saison? I can dig.

Pours a somewhat dark orange, opaque and hazy, with an off white head. Looks alright, but a bit on the dark side. The aroma has plenty of musky, white grape notes, hay, floral and earthy hop notes. Taste has a moderate bitterness, orange, lemon, musky yeast notes, earthy and floral, spicy hop notes. Hints of alcohol as well. Body is a bit heavy for a Saison, medium, somewhat creamy with a smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation.

A bit off kilter for a Saison, but surely by design, and for that reason, I can appreciate it more than I would.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottled on 07/03/13.

A- Pours a murky medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a curvy ring behind.

S- Sweet, juicy aroma with notes of pineapple and orange plus some light malt. A bit of booze and zesty yeast.

T- Some citrus comes on first and shows more fruit notes like grapefruit and tangerine, then comes some bitterness and yeast richness. Finally, there's a substantial malt backing and some alcohol punch at the end. All the flavors, including tart, bitter, citrus, sweet and so forth, come together but don't quite meld in a way that makes them enjoyable. They're just sort of...there.

M- Moist with a dryness on the back end. Medium carbonation with a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Unique, but nothing exciting. It drinks nice for the ABV. Sort of an Imperial Saison that doesn't hit the mark.

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cvm4
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy orange with an eggshell head. Great lacing/retention.

S - Grass, lemon, musk and some sweet peach fruit.

T - Bitter lemon and orange peel. Very earthy as well as floral. A tid bit musky.

M - For a saison, body is a bit heavy/syrupy/cloying and has light carbonation. Alcohol is very evident.

O - Interesting... But, that's gotta be the game plan. Honestly, I'd rather have a tried & true saison, but this was nice to try.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Dicers
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Cold Ass Honky from Brash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 59 ratings