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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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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 88
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of thecheapies
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Two Brothers Askew. No bottle dating. Acquired in the summer of 2012. 12.7oz bottle split into Duchesse de Bourgogne goblets.

Pours a lovely color. It's like a sepiated rose or a pinkish cider. Some yeasty haze found its way into the beer at the end of my pour, but most was choked back. Hardly any head formed, and nothing but a very thin ring remains. This beer is simply pretty.

Super sour nose for a Flanders-style wild ale. Big imploding funk-rot from the combination of Saccharo- and Brettanomyces. Brightly woody. Sour fruit aromas include strawberry and apple. Maybe a bit of raspberry.

Big smack of fruit sour with a yield of green strawberry, unripe raspberry, and tart apple. Woody, vinegary, and decently funky. Tastes like a soured and unsweetened currant jam. I love the berry notes. This is a well-defined sour, if I may say so.

There is a hot sour burn in the throat that is an aspect to struggle through, drinkibility-wise. Otherwise, the body is pretty average for the style. Carbonation is medium.

Askew is a bright and wonderful sour ale. My girlfriend really took to it, as well. Time to seek out another bottle. Recommended.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mynie
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours surprisingly clear and orange, with a very small head. Smells like a pleasantly aged blend of oak, sour yeast, and fruit. Nothing too horribly complex or astounding, but a nice, solid blend.

Tastes about how it smells. Good fruit complexities balanced out well by the yeast--not punishingly sour, but still not so dulled that it seems like a cop out. There's a very nicely dulled, almost chocolately end to the sour, and this falls in to a really nice, yeasty finish.

Imma fucking with the rating system here, because this isn't quite as good as a 4.5 flavor so I'm saying it's 4.5 overall. Not quite, but still good.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter, beer is amber and clear with a lazy head of small bubbles, some lacing, low retention though.

Aroma is lactic and bright, succinic acid maybe.

Beer is flavorful with a nice finish, light and effervescent on the palate, a good finish. Overall I did enjoy this beer and I'd have it again.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Dark amber, nearly ruby, with an off-white ring of foam atop, eventually leaving irregular lines of stick down the glass.

An enjoyable, complex, evolving aroma: vinous red wine notes, lots of oak, some vinegar, and a bit of berry character as well. The funky Brett yeast makes itself more and more present as the beer warms.

The flavor follows the aroma, with vinous notes, lots of oak, some vinegar, and berry character shining through, along with a very mild funky barnyaryd yeast character.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Very enjoyable sour.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of dpasotti
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich coppery amber color with impressive creamy and tightly-knit head. It has uncharacteristic lasting power for a sour and stands strong until the last sip. Aroma is funk-forward with a hint of sweetness, tart cherry, Tylenol chewables (in a good way), and a complex layer of all kinds of fruit. Smells like a cross between a gueuze and a Flanders red.

Much of the same on the palate, but lacks the complexity of the nose. Well-balanced tartness that's in the middle of the range. Some vanilla pops up as it warms.

Carbonation is medium. The body is pushed to the lower end of medium by some lingering acidity that coats the mouth on the finish. On the whole, this is an excellent offering from Two Brothers, maybe the best beer I've had from them.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark orange with a small white creamy head. Decent retention and lacing.

Lots of lemon and a bit of cherry in the nose. Heavy funk with a little horse blanket.

Some apple and lemon up front. A little bit of cherry and a ton of bretty funk. Sourness grips the back of the tongue and finishes oaky and dry.

Medium to light bodied with good carbonation.

A pleasant American sour. I like dry oaky sours and this one fits the bill. I can feel the enamel ripping off my teeth, but it doesn't taste over vinegary. Glad we have a midwest brewery doing good sours.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of claaark13
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by aasher. 375ml poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Bright orange with a nice white and bubbly head, turning slowly into lacing.

S - Funky lemongrass, notes of brett and vinegar. What I would describe as vinegar reminds me of some very sour cherries as well. In your face.

T - Light vinegar, tart lemon, light notes of cherries. The sour notes stick around a bit; I can feel it eating away after each sip.

M - Lighter to medium, carbonation level is medium. Nice.

O - This beer seems underrated. Pretty good overall, I could drink this regularly.

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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%

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