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Daves BrewFarm Matacabras - Bottled

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of raisins, molasses, earth, and grass. Flavor of raisins, rye, caramel, candi sugar, yeast, and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dark malty, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090711

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, rye and nut aroma. Medium to full body and a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a drinkable complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
Brown pour with an nice off white head. Aroma is very malty and yeasty. Some belgian style spice notes, bread and caramel are present. Flavor is sweet and malty. Yeasty, bready and fruity. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a brownish color with an off white head. Fruity, bananas, spice, and grains.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
Deep amber hazy pour. The nose is fruity and quite grainy with a distinct rye spiciness. A little bit of light dustiness with an unusual sort of rancid flavour. It starts out okay, but I can’t say it’s exactly good. Lots of fusels in here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid copper w 2f ow head and a great look. Nose is grainy caramel malt, earthy hops, cacao, and pumpernickel. Tastes rich, caramel malty, with some hopcitrus, dark fruit, and rye cacao notes. A unique and enjoyable cherry popper from BrewFarm.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Bottle at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. The brew is a clear dark amber-copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and fruity. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, cherries and grain. The finish is grainy malt with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a clear deep orange copper with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet biscuity light caramel malty nose with a hint of clove spice and light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and chewy light caramel malty sweetness with notes of rye and doughy Belgian yeast with a touch of black cherry fruitiness. Finishes with a dry rye bread character. An enjoyable and fairly complex brew.


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