Freak Tractor (Model 14) | Catskill Brewery

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3.87/5
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14 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catskill Brewery
New York, United States
catskillbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From our wild beer series, Freak Tractor (Model 14) is made with 100% Brettanomyces yeast, and delivers a unique combination of earthy notes and a hint of tropical fruit.

Added by logicalparadox on 11-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,278
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Willytee3:
Photo of Willytee3
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sunny light orange. Clear with a thin pure white head. Persistent thin white ring. No lace but nice holographic film.
Full burst of funk, bubble gum, orangy Brett and grain with a little wheaty background, some hard candy.
Big orange Brett! Juicy up front, meaty barnyard middle, wheat germ, drys out nicely w/ lingering hop bite. A little oily film does not detract. lemon bitter on the finish. Big body tugs at a moderately complex brew.
Not much carbonation, Brett takes over.
Some strong citrus notes begin to dominate but somewhat balanced by the medium to full body.
Strong showing by this new upstate brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Funky, barnyard and a hint of bandaid, reminding me of a dirty cider from Spain. Light to medium body, straw color, and the funk is light and refreshing. Good complexity. I dig this brew!

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has some hues of orange. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a large patch of white bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of earthy yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of fruit.
T: The taste has a bit of funk along with notes of earthy yeast and hints of tropical fruits. Overall, it's not very funky.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite deceptive from its appearance—it seems like ti should be very funk but is instead very earthy from the yeast. It tastes more like a Belgian Pale Ale than an American Wild Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of WellRested518
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Crowler into Hf tulip.

L- Pours a clear-gold with little to no head.

S- Juicy Fruit, white pepper, banana, pilsner malt. Honey sweetness... What?

T- See above.

F- Initially crisp. A nice dry note kicks in mid-mouth, but the finish feels sloppy.

O- Something isn't right here. I'm getting a lot of sweet tripel notes throughout the drink. I will admit that I'm not a bubblegum guy, but this just seems poorly attenuated.

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Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cleargolden straw woith no heah whatsoever. Faint tart nose and trace of dank or yeast. Very light taste...more tart than taste... very light.

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Photo of dar482
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Freak Tractor (Model 14) from Catskill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 14 ratings