Friday, September 20, 2013

Feature Beer Friday! - Brash Cold Ass Honky

Surprisingly, this is only the second offering from Brash Beers that I've had on Feature Beer Friday! and the first was a collaboration with Clown Shoes.  This week Brash gets this space all to themselves with some Cold Ass Honky.  I'm a little surprised that they received label approval with that name... but I guess this isn't Texas.  They seem to be a lot more strict on the other side of the Sabine. 

While most breweries out there are already releasing Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin beers, and other fall seasonals, this is Brash's summer seasonal and it's still on shelves around town. It probably won't be around too much longer though, so get it while the getting's good.

Here's what they have to say about the 8.5% dry-hopped saison: "Cold Ass Honky is our summer season and is available now. This saison is ridiculously dry hopped while still allowing the saison style to shine. We don’t call it farmhouse because it’s not. Think more trailer park saison. Get it while you can."

Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), Brenton Day (The Ale Runner), Chuck Pierce (Me And My Big Mouth), and Kevin Cowan.

Serving: 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a white head.

Floral, citrus, and definitely some hops in there. Jay picked up tangerine flavors and Brenton also described it as spicy and grassy.  

Taste: Citrusy, funky, I really enjoyed the taste of this one.  Jay said that the hops on the saison were really nice and most of us gave it very high scores here.  

Bubbly, bitter end but in a nice way.  Brenton thought it needed more carbonation but I don't agree... I don't like overly carbonated beers though, so maybe to style it should have had a little more.  Maybe.

Overall: Jay, Brenton, and I all really enjoyed this one with top 25% scores. Chuck and Kevin didn't care for it as much but still both had it top 50%.  I think it's a perfect stronger summer seasonal with just the right amount of hops and funk balanced. 

Overall Rating: 72.4
My Rating: 79

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