2nd Shift Brewing Chateau la Douchebag
What the brewers say
"A wild ale fermented and aged in neutral wine barrels."
What our panel thought
"Lemon and funk up front, with delicate herbal hop aroma, subtle bread-malt in support. Bright lemon-forward acidity, lightly tart, with a touch of white grape, hay, and must. Full body; layers of vanilla, salt, lemon; underlying Brett-forward funk. Finishes rather sharp, with an acidic punch."
What our editors thought
"Woody, hay-like nose offers a bit of wet mud; light floral note. The sip brings a soft, accessible acid profile—delightfully restrained—with notes of passion fruit, papaya, guava. Tropical, clean, bright, without the phenolic drag."