RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
a ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice.. hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz.. and oh, yeah.. fermented with a farmhouse yeast and 3 strains of Brettanomyces (from our friend Chad at Crooked Stave) to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.. ’Always’ ;7

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3.2
RobertDale (6977) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, yeast, and malt. Taste is grass, lemons, wheat, yeast, and malt. Interesting.

4.6
ClarkVV (6957) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2014
A good number of 750mL bottles and a few drafts consumed in the Boston area (primarily Deep Ellum) over the past three years.
Mountainous amounts of white head are impossibly well-retained, with a light haze to the golden raisin colored body with small, plentiful carbonation rising and lots of sediment left behind.
Pure, unadulterated, lovely, luscious brett in the nose. The first time I smelled this beer it put a smile on my face and made me blabber to my friends for a while about brettanomyces when they certainly didnt really care. Lime, nectarine, light band-aid and just a hint of honeyish malts in the background with a massive and lingering strength. This is right up there with Orval, Redemption, et al....
Flavor dosent disappoint, as a tight, engaging carbonation, with light doughy malts produces a soft, but supple mouthfeel and the brett just goes wild. All the tartness you could want, lime, lemon, light horseblanket, fresh hickory nut skin and a touch of banana. It’s spectacularly well-attenuated, but not too much so to compromise the body. Not that I can hold off guzzling this stuff, but with some restraint, the carbonation falls off a bit, leading to some crackery malts, subtle leathery/basement-like sacchoromyces notes and more balancing honey-dough on the finish. No alcohol notes, no flaws and very few complaints from yours truly. Perhaps could have a touch more complexity in the malt department and I could see it being even a touch more dry. But that’s just nitpicking. Simple in what it sets forth to accomplish, but highly, highly successful. Along with Victory Helios, Guineu Riner and Jabby Brau, one of my favorite beers of the past 5 years (and probably my favorite of these 4). Cheers to Brian!

3.7
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Nice, light-colored pour, golden, opaque, with a big toppy head. The aroma is thick with intrigue ... big time brewer’s yeast up front, with a hint of tropical fruit lingering in the back. The beer drinks with a big mouthfeel, and the same characteristics in the palate ... thick, frothy bacterial yeast up front, with a bit of fruit lingering in the background. (#5320, 11/8/2013)

3.6
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle:   Straw, a little dark and hazy, huge frothy white head, clumpy lacing.   Somewhat of a dusty barnish nose.   Faint brett.   Has a very shallow fruitiness to it.   Musty on the tongue, a bit spritzy, malty, mealy in a Hefe sort of way, with very faint spices.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Seems like a faint Saison with some Pilsner characteristics.   Clean, and decent Summer quaffer.


4
vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Not often I’m a bit fan of beers with corn and/or rice, but this one is pretty darn nice. Pours hazy dully yellow with a good sized snow white head. The aroma is very floral and buggy with pale malt, earth, dried fruit, pepper and smooth cream - really nice. Medium smooth body with lots of carbonation, but is very frothy and gentle and doesn’t interfere with the flavor at all. The flavor starts with bugginess, herbs, dried peaches, soft spices and grassiness. The finish has a mineral presence that works well with the other flavors and has a very rustic and earthy aspect. Great sessionable beer, but the cost is prohibitive of realistically having this as a session ale.

4.5
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
[Cask @ Railroad] Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, vanilla, honey, floral, and light citrus. Taste of honey, citrus fruits, grassy hops, vanilla, and a wild, bretty finish.

4.1
obguthr (6824) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Lemon zest and horseblanket aroma. Cloudy yellow, thin head. flavor is the same as the aroma, but magnified. Superior balance, perfect level of funk. Finishes with just the impression of blue vein cheese.

3.5
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
This poured a clear darker ywellow color with a white head. Aroma wwas pale and grainy malt, light herbal hops, and spicey brett. Flavor was wer emuch the same, a good amount of brett in here and spice, but the corn and rice realy make this one weird.

3.4
dmac (6574) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a milky yellow body with an average foamy white head. Aroma is damn good, lots of funky brett, slightly tart sourness, hint of spanish olives. Thin bodied with stingy strong carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. The flavor is nowhere near as strong or funky as the aroma, notes of grains, dry toast, brett, lemon peel, and a bit more funk and barnyard towards the end. Overall a good beer with lots going on for 4.5%.

3.7
sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours mostly clear, pale yellow with thin, fizzy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is corn, grain, herbs, light citrus, bread malt, and faint grassy hops. Flavor is malt dominate with light citrus esters and faint hops (light bitterness) with strong herb undertones; dry, grassy finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.


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