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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it’s futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 10 (2012): 16.0% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18.0% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours a clear amber with some thin head. Lots of alcohol on the nose. Some malt and dark fruits also. But mainly alcohol. Some chocolate and sweet many with some figs for flavor. But still there is a lot is alcohol. This was the 2013 18% version. Split a bottle with mike and jake and still not a pleasant drink. Somewhat gimmicky just to jet a high alcohol beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnoud (276) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2013.11.05 - Avery The Beast Grand Cru Ale - 12oz bottle in small goblet glass. July 2013 Batch Number 11 622 cases. Aroma: not much to my nose. A bit odd, actually. Appearance: Pours around 25 on SRM scale. A rich, down the middle orange brown. Little to no head, minimal carbonation forms a very thin ring. Taste: Highly concentrated sweetness like candy sugar, candied fruits... barley wine type notes but concentrated and front loaded. Followed by alcohol burn. Not as much as you’d expect, it’s fairly mild, but it’s 18% and that’s difficult to hide. A bit of spice or bitterness on the tail end. Palate/Mouthfeel: Pretty light despite being pretty sweet and high abv. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 17/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (442) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2013 vintage. Pours copper-brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is creamy malts & carob. Taste is full bodied with molasses up front, nice creamy "carob-esque" malts in the mid and some hoppy bitterness in the finish. The 18% ABV makes itself known throughout in a heavy handed, but appropriate, way. Awesome! This one can only get better with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1198) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a deep ruby brownish amber. Medium creamy off-white head, partially lasting. Aroma is thick, rich malty, lots of dark fruits honey, brown sugar, balancing hops. Whew! A beast... Fullish body. Fairly sweet, quite bitter, booze. BIG! Creamy, slick. Powerful. Alcohol comes though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Caramel, malt, balancing hops, dark fruit-raisins, lots of malts. Taste is fairly sweet, good amount of malt, brown sugar, molasses, This beer is me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajtrupp (237) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is way smoother than it has any right to be at 18%. I've had multiple delicious barley wines and other high content beers, but thus is way up here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12oz bottle, from Beer Run in Virginia, purchased about a year ago for $8. July 2012 release, batch 10. Totally hazy darker amber color. Impressive thin off-white head. I poured this with some force thinking a 16% ABV beer wouldn’t foam up much but this filled up the 14oz snifter nicely, I even had to take an emergency foam sip. Soon fades to a reasonable thin amount, and leaves very impressive lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, sort of soft. More of sticky finish, but not too sticky. Some dryness, as you’d expect from the 16% ABV. A lot of brewers sugars, spice, caramel malt in the aroma, some toastiness, spiciness, little vinous notes, light woody and earthiness. Sweet yeah, not cloying. Warm, yeah, but not so much as to provide a burn, as I expected from a 16% ABV grand cru. At first, I was a little intimidated, but now that I cracked it open and dived in, I have to say, I’m reasonably impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
On tap at Avery. 2009 aged. Poured a reddish dark amber with a super thin white head and a rich consistency. The aroma is rich fruit and boozy alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a sweet fruit alcohol liqourice palate. A super strong super rich beer and like most of the strong beers from Avery the alcohol is really well controlled. A great end to a memorable tasting at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2009 Beast Grand Cru- Aged 3 years. This tap was special for GABF, at Avery’s. Very carmalized malt, the alcohol is almost sweet. Very good pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 9, 2013
2009 vintage aged barrel.. 5oz taster poured at Avery's in a snifter. Amber orange color. Head dissipated quickly. Beer is very sweet and has a high alcohol taste. Slightly fruity. Super dope beer, definitely will drink again!!!

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