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2 Crows Brewing / Bogside Brewing Bubble Breaker – Wood-Aged Beer at 5.1% ABV

2 Crows Brewing / Bogside Brewing Bubble Breaker – Wood-Aged Beer at 5.1% ABV (C$5.17 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 10-Feb-2021, acquired 25-May-2021, reviewed 6-Jun-2021)

Appearance: hazy straw with a massive runaway white head, good retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: barnyardy funk, stone fruit, citrus, pomes. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate-lively carbonation, dry crisp funky finish. (4/5)

The label calls this a “Foedre-aged Brett Lager”, which I’m pretty sure is a new one on me. I changed my style classification for this one half a dozen times before settling on “Wood-Aged” as the best existing style in my category list. (There was no way in hell I was adding another new style to cover one beer – I don’t need another repeat of “Mumme” or “Sahti”. Hell, even “Braggot”, “Grätzer”, “Grisette”, and “Gruit” have multiple examples in my records!) Though, I suppose if you think about it, it’s probably not all that different, either in technique or in character, from a traditionally-brewed Saison. The label also says “CRISP FUNKY DRY” and that’s definitely a fair assessment. I didn’t much like the foamy mess upon opening and pouring, but the beer itself is not half bad. (15/20)

7.5/10 ryansbooze.com #ryansbooze

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