3 Floyd's Battle Priest

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by CWBlues, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Cool. That's exactly what I took away from your review.
     
  2. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Jeez I looked on the bay to see if anyone put up a battle priest, sure enough, one is at $102 with about 6 and half days remaining. :eek: That shit cray!
     
  3. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

  4. Florida9

    Florida9 Poo-Bah (2,133) Feb 14, 2009 Illinois
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    But is there anything that says an AWA has to be a sour?

    According to BA's definition of the style:
    If this beer were fermented with Brett, it would appear to meet BA's definition of an AWA. Whether it is sour or not doesn't matter.
     
  5. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    I don't think you guys understand what what "wild" in AWA stands for. The wild stands for wild yeast, which is for the most part Brettanomyces. So I would say AWA is a very good style for this beer. Brett does not produce sour characteristics. I fell this misunderstanding is common because almost all commercial beers that contain Brett are soured with bacteria as well, so people associate brett with sour beers.
     
  6. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Thanks for the explanation, but I do understand how sours are made. I was raising the question (perhaps not clearly) if categorizing Batttle Priest as an AWA was most appropriate since it's a Belgian Strong Pale Ale w/Brett. Two relevant examples are Boulevard's Saison-Brett that is categorized as a Saison even though it has Brett and Green Flash's Rayon Vert is a Belgian Pale Ale w/Brett and it's categorized as a Belgian Pale Ale. For consistency I'd say Battle Priest probably should be categorized as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. For the most part, despite the definition, it seems that in practice American-brewed sours are categorized as AWA's on BA. My second statement was exactly what you were stating just because a brew has Brett added doesn't necessarily make it a sour. I'm fully aware that Brett only adds funk.
     
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  7. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (6,369) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'm the one who picked AWA, and I picked that style because it's consistent with Russian River Sanctification. AFAIK Saison-Brett and Rayon Vert have brett added AT BOTTLING, whereas Battle Priest is 100% Brett fermentation.
     
  8. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Ding ding ding.

    :p
     
  9. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    This was fermented with only brett yeast, those other had brett added after the primary was completed by a non-brett yeast. If this beer isn't considered a American Wild Ale, I think that the category is completely worthless as a description of the beers with in it. For that matter almost all commercial sours included in the AWA category had bacteria for souring added after the main fermentation was completed with a non-brett yeast, similar to the beers w/brett you mentioned. Should those not be included in the category?
     
  10. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense!
     
  11. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

  12. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    It's probably a bad idea to post the same picture in BA that you used in your Ebay post.

    Couldn't just drink it? Or trade it for other tasty beers you may want?
     
  13. paslaugh

    paslaugh Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2012 Illinois

    Then I just got hosed. That's what I get for peace-ing out at work midday on a weekday showing up in business casual. Ya know, the non-hipster, non-tatted up crowd likes good beer too.
     
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  14. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I grew a beard just so I could buy FFF's BA stuff.
     
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  15. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    *Adds to "do not trade with" .doc*

    Also, Willy seems to be some form of God since he is in NY and NWI at the same time.
     
  16. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    Yeah, didn't get that either. Either way, I'm not going to dwell on that fact too much as I kind of want to hit him in the face with a shovel.
     
  17. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Yet another 5 year "vet" gone down the eBay path. I could almost swear that half of the "vet" accounts that recently became active are these types.
     
  18. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Not my bottle or pic I just posted it so others could see what the bottle looks like
     
  19. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    cool story, bro
     
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  20. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    The listing that featured that picture has since been removed from eBay...hmmmmm...
     
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  21. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Hah.
     
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  22. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

  23. grynder33

    grynder33 Devotee (422) Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin
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    Guessing e-bay price starts at 80 bucks
     
  24. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

  25. trginter

    trginter Aspirant (264) Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    Sorry, what did this sell for retail?
     
  26. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    $35, I think

    You can look it up on the web. ;)
     
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  27. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Yes, Battle Priest was $35.
     
  28. trginter

    trginter Aspirant (264) Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    Hahahaha, touche
     
  29. projectvillain

    projectvillain Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 Illinois

    I think FFF is selling more of this today
     
  30. emelius

    emelius Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012

    At what time?...
     
  31. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Initiate (199) Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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  32. emelius

    emelius Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012

    drat...it'll be gone then by the time I get there...

    I hope one shows up at a tasting...I missed the bottle being passed around at the Indiana Microbrewers Festival...
     
  33. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Aspirant (290) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    bastards. maybe this means I need to take a half day next Tuesday and wait for the 2pm announcement...
     
  34. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (439) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Anyone actually pick one up yet? Do we know if it's still part of the original 480 allotment or is this a different batch?

    Also any update if it's sold out yet?
     
  35. ravot

    ravot Devotee (422) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    bummer. was heading there thursday midday. hopefully another surprise for me then.
     
  36. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Friend picked one up, #136/480

    Said it looked like there was a fair amount left. I would assume the same batch since it's out of the same amount of bottles.
     
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  37. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    I wish I had known about this earlier when I was already out near that area!

    ...Oh well, already have 1 :)
     
  38. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    My fiance was down there.. so she rolled up to grab one.

    There were about 12 people ahead of her and more behind her when she got hers.

    Pretty impressive for an hour before I got mine (4:10ish) at the first release.. imagine it won't last long.
     
  39. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (439) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Just heard from a friend that it's still available as of 15 minutes ago.

    FYI: they're selling them chilled
     
  40. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (449) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Info from an employee at FFF: They are selling the rest today, and it will sell out today. They do not have plans to brew this again for a long time
     
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