Left for Dead (Batch #1)

White

J. Rieger & Co. // Missouri, USA

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.05
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

This collaboration between Boulevard Brewing Co. and the J. Rieger Co. is an attempt to create a distinctively KC spirit. J. Rieger takes beer that Boulevard deems "left for dead" (that is, didn't make the cut) and distills it. Batch #1 is made from the Unfiltered Wheat and, according to Andy Rieger himself, isn't meant to be rated or reviewed...just savored for what it is.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    44.5
  • White
    Distilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s), must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"Sharp and sour at first, Left for Dead's scent gives way to sweet wheat, white grapes, and a playful hint of hops. There's a touch of yeast and banana which reappear on the palate. The spirit is creamy and oily with a lilting herbal quality. Naturally, the flavor of its original iteration comes through; once you know it came from beer, it all makes sense."

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Flavor Profile

Oily & Sweet