Kodachrome Dream(ing) | Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

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Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
District of Columbia, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with DC's own Mad Fermentationist, fermented with our house mixed-culture of wild yeasts. Brewed with wheat, lots of grapefruit and lemon, and dry hopped generously with Galaxy and Citra. Make's you feel like all the World is a sunny day.

Added by jtladner on 04-26-2014

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Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice yellow golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice lemongrass hint
T-The taste has a nice lemongrass flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very nice summer drinking saison

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Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Listed here as a saison, which is more it's style, I think. The brewery calls it a Radler, and I expected it to have more of the added fruit given that label.

Pours a yellow snow pale color, with a very hazy body. Salivia broken lacing, medium thin rim. Tiny bubbles lace forms lines and splotches.

Nose has wheat grain, Brett wooden funk, and citrus rind bitterness. The mix of tart citrus comes out with a spark of brightness that doesn't dent the other notes at all.

Feel is a bit heavy for a Radler, the wheat providing some body. Tickling to very lightly prickling carbonation. Dry ending.

Taste does bring the citrus to the fore at first. Some sips it's almost balanced with the other notes. But the barn wood, dry grass, and pith bitterness really push it aside. A light white pepper note comes in near the end. Could go higher on this rating... but for the brewery's claimed style.

A nice dry saison with Brett and some citrus highlights. I don't get the lactobacillus at all, maybe it was lightly used. Good dry beer, just not sure it's what I'd expect if I ordered it simply as a Radler from the menu.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, DC.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, yeast, and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, yeast, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice mix of citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at the source.

Bright orange body with a half inch of white head. Aromas of grapefruit zest, juice, hops. Refreshing and light. Galaxy and citra hops add a beautiful touch, especially notable in the finish. Tasty!

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Photo of Boone757
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Right Proper Brewing Company, Washington, DC

A: The beer is very hazy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus zest are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by strong flavors of citrus—oranges stand out in particular—and these linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like someone stood over the brew kettle with a citrus zester. It is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. pour into their characteristic long-stem wine glass, unknown brewing/kegging date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - beautiful off golden coloration, very murky (cannot read or see through), large frothy white head received and retained as at least one finger; tight white effervescent bubbles pour off the bottom of the glass; small alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - lots of citrus mixed with earthy hop flavors (Citra and Galaxy in the dry hop); there's also a Brett complexity with some musky, earthy notes

T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there is a subtle bitterness and sourness that blends nicely together; in the middle of the mouth, the muted sourness continues to develop with some saison-ish spice, coriander and peach; finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - light body, effervescent, low alcohol presence, high drinkability

O: 8/10 - a style that I'm not familiar (heard a stadler compared to a shandy, which this is not); definitely an enjoyable, refreshing saison-esque beer, but, when I read that it was brewed with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus and co-brewed with Mike T., The Mad Fermantionist, I was hoping for something funkier, more complex and sour; overall enjoyable nonetheless and, for $6/pour, it's a good price point; RP just needs to start growler filling all their beers!

TOTAL - 40/50

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stemmed wine glass on tap. Hard to score this one as a listed farmhouse radler.

An extremely pale lemon yellow, nearly looks like it's going to melt away before my eyes and with a very watery like appearance. It does look like a radler, but for a beer it looks flat and a bit expected soda like. Minimal laced collar and no head presented.

Well aroma delivers and it smells radler. Soda grapefruit and Orangina drink. Where's the funk and brett on this as hinted from the lacto and brett menu description? However it is pleasant, somewhat non artificial smelling and quite clean and quite enjoyable.

Radler like image presented in the palate. Bubblegum, taffy, lots of jolly rancher and slurping sucking candy flavors. Soda flat grapefruit character with a huge spritzy zest and muted and mellow carbonation. Soda crisp but not gaseous, also very oily and zesty to match.

Speaking with the server he asked me about it and I wondered where the brett was. He remarked that the brewer said the lacto didn't take, and that's quite obvious. Still that doesn't make for a bad product, but it's basically just a decent radler, and I am sure this could easily drink and sell like hotcakes to quick and easy crowd. Makes me also wonder too if the wild yeasts really worked how different good/bad this would be also. Tough to score this one.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/25/14 notes. Had on tap at the brewery in DC.

a - Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, floral hops, yeast, lots of brett, lacto notes, oranges, lemon, fruits, and bread. Nice nose, very nice brett to it.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Tastes of delicious brett, oranges, citrus, yeast, grains, floral notes, citrus hops, bread, earthy notes, and lacto.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good beer; this was actually probably my favorite of the beers I tried by them just edging out Range Life Mosaic. Nice brett throughout, well worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Kodachrome Dream(ing) from Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 23 ratings