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Bristol Beer Factory Belgian Conspiracy

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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask& bottled, special;
A marriage of American and Belgian brewing techniques, using a special strain of Belgian yeast and brewed using traditional open-top fermenters. This beer has a distinct dryness with a peppery, spicy finish and a big hoppy twist. We think it’s one of the best beers we’ve made.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2637) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, dark gold with a thick foam, hoppy slightly funky nose, huge bright New World hoppiness over a rich yet dry Abbeyish body, and a long very dry-bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Hazy golden beer with a thick foamy head. Very bitter hop aroma. Flavour is tropical fruit with the same bitter hop coming through. Light floral aftertaste. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
500ml bottle from Beerdock. Pours hazy gold with white head. Dry, peppery and hoppy character with spiky lemon pith and citrus. Found it difficult to get into this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop, sampled at Fergus’ tasting on 26 July. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a dense white head and some lacing. Aroma of Belgian esters, peal and bready malt. Grassy hop flavours, with some tangerine and brown sugar. Finish was tinned fruit, almond and chewy grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Mild Belgian yeast in the nose, some bread, slight grains, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with dry, grainy bread, some yeast, orange rind. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth on the finish, more grainy bread, some pine, a bit of dirt, more citrus rind. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at the Watford tasting 26/07/14. Thanks Beese. Translucrnt golden coloured pour with a lasting thin white head with some loose big bubbles. Aroma is wet grassy hop Belgian yeast, green Nobel hop. Flavour is tangy orange, straw, drying rough grainy bitterness. Wet grass, slight cheesey hop and subdued Belgian character. Palate is drying.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9508) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sticky pale ale/american pale ale aroma, mashy malts and resiny hops. Lemon detergent. Also tastes that way. Resiny, but no fullness. If anthing it’s a thin palate. Some vegetal apects. Messy, and yeasty, but not in a good way. Belgian + IPA = suck. These guys do great stouts, we think it’s one of the worst beers they’ve ever made.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows Belgian phenols, fruity hops, a soft fruity Brett note and sweet clean malt. Flavours include more spicy phenols, slight sweet malt, soft fruity confectionery. Finishes very dry. Could use a bit more carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap. Clear amber color. Small size, white head, disappears. Sour, fruity, tropical fruits in aroma. Fresh cabbage, fruity, sweet, yeast in taste. Yeasty malty aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Smooth candy-like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (724) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Draught Aroma-fruits,floral, Appearance-golden, cloudy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good


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