Athletic Susan
Highland Park Brewery

Athletic SusanAthletic Susan
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #464
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,763
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 5.04%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
16
From:
Highland Park Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
Athletic SusanAthletic Susan
Notes: For this beer we took a farmhouse wheat beer and racked it into barrels that previously held Lazier Susan (racked the beer out but left the fruit behind). This beer is essentially a second pass through Masumoto Farms organic peaches and nectarines. We fermented it using our house mixed culture of yeast and bacteria (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Saccharomyces, and lots of Brettanomyces). We ended up with a really cool and completely different expression of the fruit. Athletic Susan has great fermentation funkiness, quenching acidity, and bright stonefruit character.
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Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 05, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 13, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2017
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2016
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vfgccp from New York

3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 25, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 04, 2016
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rdooley from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sep 03, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2016
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Raziel313 from California

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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fthegiants from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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AleHunter805 from California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2016
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Ryannotbryan from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2016
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IckyT2012 from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 03, 2016
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swanfungus from California

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No reviews yet? Fine. I'll give it a shot. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a thin white head that leaves very little lacing behind and dissipates quickly. Aroma is light on musty/funk. Much less stone fruit than earlier iterations, natch. The farmhouse wheat beer "base" does wonders for the body, though. Somewhat dry. Light tartness, not as mouth-puckering as Lazy or Lazier. While certainly not the best of the bunch (LAZIER!) it's amazing to see what a second pass can do.

Sep 21, 2016
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erjaq from California

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 13, 2016
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TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2016
Athletic Susan from Highland Park Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings