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Daves BrewFarm Matacabras - Bottled

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14828) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a brownish color with an off white head. Fruity, bananas, spice, and grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Belgian Strong Dark Ale, an elegant beer out of Belgium, an unnecessarily refined beer out of America. Too often American brews in this category lack the character and complexities of the true ones. can Dave bump this trend? Pours into my tulip a nice murky red grape color with a big off-white head that stays a long while before receding halfway and leaving Belgian-style lace. Plus so far. The smell is a bit of a let down, it is yeasty and herbal but it ends up being a bit too clean, similar to Steenbrugge beers. The taste is very fruity and yeast with flavors of dark fruits, banana, and clove. The yeast used is complex enough to keep you wanting to drink more. It is slightly cloying but not outrageous. This is a very strong effort from an American brewer trying to do a Belgian style, it can be better, but as far as American Belgian ales go this one is up near the top. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-27-2010 02:29:29

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10043) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8911) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at October Houston tasting. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and hay with a bit of a steamed veggie note. Flavor has a lot of deep grain and bread with a hint of steamed veggies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8800) - 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...

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