Askew | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Saccharomyces cerevisae and Brettanomyces. Transferred to oak foudre after initial fermentation. Foudre has previously gone through a spontaneous fermentation.

Added by ChugginOil on 05-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage; drank 2/26/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Hazy orange appearance.

Minimal off-white head; minimal lace.

Mildly tart strawberry nose; intoxicating!

Medium mouthfeel.

Mildly tart strawberry flavor up front; nice sweet strawberry finish, crisp & dry. A delicious, balanced sour. I never had this fresh, but it certainly aged wonderfully.

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emyers
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 fl oz bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: pours a hazy copper color with a thin white head.

Smell: very pungent acidity, bready malt undertones

Taste: acidity is much more restrained than expected. Very balanced, apple cider with a clean light malt profile with a hint of caramel malt with a very clean acidity on the finish. Mellow, clean flavor. If you noticed, I used the word clean 3 times. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: crisp, and...clean. Low carbonation gives it a very smooth feel.

Overall: extremely drinkable, refreshing.

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


Received 3x years ago (almost to the day) from Benpopper in a fantastic trade... Thanks Ben. Shared tonight with COOPMatt and Buckeyeboy. Pours a slightly hazed orange with a short-lived white head... still provides decent lacing.

Nose is big juicy and sour... a tiny bit acetic, but not bad given the age and the time spent in foudre... a bit of red wine and the brett really opened up on a later pour.

Flavor is sour, but not face-melting... surprisingly balanced... something that I associate with tannic pie cherries.. a touch acetic on the back-end and perhaps something that I associate with acetone, but I think Matt poisoned my well with that.

Nice body and carbonation... has held up surprisingly well... Thanks again Ben, we should hook up again some time.

3.75's across the board.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bashiba
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clean orange/amber with a thick and creamy long lasting tan head, good carbonation running throughout the beer for a good long while.

The nose is very tart and a bit cidery, lightly sweet with some touches of tropical fruit mixing in with the funky bretty charachter.

The flavor is mildy sweet with a bit of apple and pear and a touch of white cheese, finishes with a dry tart funky basement quality, has just a bit of sourness at the very end.

The mouthfeel is creamy with a dry finish.

Very nice wild ale, nice combination of fruit notes and sour qualities.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Askew from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 169 ratings