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Daves BrewFarm Matacabras - Bottled

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Named after Spain’s famed “goat killing” northerly wind, this tempestuous brew has a maelstrom of flavors swirling within it. Robust American hops and rye make this deep, dark ale an experience to savor. Sand Creek version (bottled) is 8.0% ABV, BrewFarm Version is 9.6% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2010
Small, yellowish head, soon gone over hazy orange-amber beer, with slow but present carbonation. End of bottle full of mini-UFO’s. Solvent (volatile), unripe grapes, garden herbs and orangepeel aromas. More orangezeste, bitterish-sweet. Impression of aromahops, but a bit (too) discreet. Hard cakes and a bit of toffeeflavour, if certainly not syrupy nor too sweet. Warming up, one can really taste the rye. Bit sharpish, bit burning MF; medium bodied, very slick like other grains feel. Not that curious, but certainly far from bad. Might benefit from a tad more generous hoppresence. I hope that David did trademark the name, as with the present alerevolution in the north of Spain, somebody is bound to come with the same idea...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Wow, I don’t know where all these other reviews are coming from. I personally get a nice average ordinary malty strong beer. Poured with a fizzy, cream colored head and no lace. Color is a clear orange amber. Aroma is malt and bananas. Flavor is like aroma with some alcohol in there and on the sweet side. Body is full and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor and fairly short except for the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Rich orange pour with a small white head. Belgian yeast and rye on the nose. Tastes kind of like a tripel - caramel, yeast....yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2010
aroma contains notes of abbey dubbel like pit fruits and raisins, big dose of yeast and hint of belgian spice. yeast morphs from dry belgian to hints of fruity weizen. nutty dopplebock booze begins to breathe, enormous amount of elements before the flavor is even sampled. appearance is dark shade of polished ruby, perfect ring of foam attached to floating island. flavor is spicy upfront with more layers of pit fruits and raisins, rum soaked poundcake is boozy but sweet and so enjoyable and satisfying. mouthfeel is super soft and foamy beyond the carb within. amazing beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle from my brother. Nice fluffy head at first, but it seems to be fading away rather quickly. Translucent and brown body. Nice looking beer, but I haven’t had too many specialty grains to really know the difference. Smell is of rye, some hints of Belgian yeast, and sugar. There are also some dark fruits kicking around in there as well i.e., mainly grapes. Hint of rye in the flavor, but it doesn’t really stand out that much. The beer has a lovely texture. Sugar, grapes, Belgian yeast, and a little rye constitute a decent beer. Nothing really standing out, but a fine beer that I wouldn’t mind having more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1363) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Malt rich brew. Brown in color with a quickly diminishing head. Aromas of brown sugar, vanilla, cereal grains. Some rye noticed, but very faint. Interesting brew. The sugar is maybe a little strong, which the only complaint I can register with this brew. I recall tasting a few Dave’s Brewfarm beers at Autumn brew Review last year, and all of them were pretty unique and interesting, including this one. Interesting that this is labeled under the specialty grain style...I would have guessed it has more in common with a belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle to pint glass. Aroma is bread and malty. Appearance is cloudy with particals and a creamy tight head, which leaves a solid film. Taste is creamy spice, pepper and I get rye and a little wheat as well. Palate is medium and crisp which maybe a little hot (alcohol) and finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottled version. Dusty peach-brown with a thin tan head and nominal lacing. Aroma is sweet and grainy up front with some fruit yeast and hops behind it. Some vanilla, pepper, rye and dark fruit sneak in behind it. Color me a bit confused on the flavors. Dark fruit is there from box to wire and the rye seems to come through with every other sip, though I notice it more as it warms. A heavy toffee sweetness and candi(like) brown sugar take over and some breadiness and yeast contribute too. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy, leathery brown color with a multitude of suspended particles. Creamy beige head. Nose is fruity, yeast, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tastes sweeter than the aroam would suggest... Yeast, florals, candied sugars, some vinous bits, and cloves. Gets lightly dry in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle - I don’t usually like rye in beer, but this one is local, is a new brewery I’ve been wanting to try, and it HAS A FREAKING FLYING GOAT ON THE BOTTLE. Really, what other reason to you need? Anyways, the pour is nice--mahogany with some cloudiness and a foamy off-white head that doesn’t last long. Lightly spicy hops and rye, with a delicate yeastiness on the nose. The flavor has some clove that comes through, along with some mellow, nutty malt, candi sugar, a bit of heat, and a bit of chocolate and ginger on the ginger on the finish. A little too much carbonation, but it’s effervescent and fairly full in the mouth. A good beer, and makes me want to try more DBF offerings.

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