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Big Rock Cuvee Bru

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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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One day, some of Therapy Vineyard’s finest Pinot Gris grapes from Naramata, British Columbia fell in love with a mild and refreshing Big Rock ale. Cuvee Bru is the sparkling gem that came from their union: delightful, intriguing, and just scandalous enough to make society pages. This is one sophisticated libation you’ll want to know.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Visual: Pours copper pale orange (Welch’s white grape juice) with minimal head, a very thin layer of retention, a bit of lacing, lots of steady evenly spaced streams. Nose: musky liquid barley malt (aka Malt liquor), medium bright grape juice, apple juice. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: juice-like sugars, sweet-crisp Mid-palate: thickish viscosity, (lvl-7)-long sweetness, (MAIN) malt liquor, barley, fruity white grape, liquid malt sweetener. Finish: tamed acidity, light sour/tangy, more barley malt, a touch of bitterness, malty sweet finish. Summary: Drinks like a white grapey Colt 45, but with sweetened almost artificially. Can’t say I loved this one bit it is decent when properly chilled and straight out of the bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with doughy character, signs of oxidation, sad. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt light white grape, lightly oxidized, grapeskin astringency, watery, disappointing. Bottle at brothers beer bistro.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (558) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Pours golden-orange with an average size frothy white head. Aroma of grapes, caramel malt, grain and light herbal notes. Flavour is sweet and malty along with grapes -- simple but nice. Medium bodied. Very champagne like. Not my type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (669) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
A 750 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A medium amber-orange beer with a frothy white head which collapses quickly. Not much nose, though faintly sweet. I rather like the taste. Just enough grain amidst the grapes to remind one that this is a beer, not, say, Baby Duck. Eminently drinkable, but not great. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (718) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Aroma : sweet fruity aroma...the grape notes jump right out Taste : sweet fruity taste that finishes exceptionally. Some slight bitterness on finish Appearance: clear gold body with thin head

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackmetal (115) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
A nice, but not complex blend of grape & sweet tastes with grassy big rock ale. Enjoyable but sadly like most big rock brews, good but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
2013-11-29. Crisp dark body small tan head. 3+ Aroma is quite buttery, notes mushrooms and flowery character. Flavour is sweet, buttery and mushroomy. Smooth Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay but pretty meh. Bottle shared by GregClow

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Medium gold, average white head. Sweet pale malts,with a playdough note that I’m learning is Big Rock signature yeast. Simple sweet white grape juice and pale malt, not quite shandyish, but just a few steps away. I love these Alchemist brews for the new life they bring to this brewery... Just not a fan of this particular one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (411) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Rating this from memory - shared a bottle of this a few weeks ago. Aroma of light fruits - mostly white grape - and some grainy notes. Pretty sweet taste with a nice carbonation. Flavours of mostly white grapes, white wine, some cereals and yeast. Simple, yet different. Interesting brew from Big Rock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
750ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and grains with hints of caramel. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with some light grassy hop bitterness. This is a decent brew, somewhat interesting and enjoyable.


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