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The Bruery Batch No.1 - Levuds

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The first ever batch brewed by The Bruery, Batch No. 1 is the result of a homebrew contest we held in order to determine our first batch. Loren Miraglia and Mark Graham entered a fantastic Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale that captured the judges attention. Batch No. 1 has a pepper-like spiciness and fruit forward flavors of pear and apricot. It is deceptively potent and will continue improving with age. (ABV: 11%, IBU: 20, SRM: 6, Release: One Time Only, Format: 750 mL bottles)


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1939) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from my cellar shared at a tasting.

Golden pour, no head but the carbonation is fine. It comes off as a sweet alcohol-forward Belgian ale. Lots of candi sugar, a little bit of spice. Plenty of oxidation. Tolerable but no better. On the positive side, I now know that the Bruery has been brewing beers too big and too sweet since the very first batch.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
750ml bottle at a Seattle tasting. Caramel orange, tiny head. Apple juice, or tomato juice as the rest of the crew is saying. Some spice, soft fruity. Brown sugar, sweet tart dry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7043) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is really odd, with medicinal notes, loads of tomato juice, and candied sugar. Flavour tastes like tomato juice too, like a Bloody Mary mix, with candied sugar and some medicinal notes. Crazy how much like tomato juice this tastes like. Not a disaster, but certainly not good.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - Vintage old - Bloody Mary mix. Cloudy gold with no head. Very sweet and syrupy stone fruit. Old juice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (542) - Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2014
750-mL bottle. Oxidized cardboard, sweet caramel corn, and a bit of red grape on the aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy orangish color; no head. Sweet, mellow caramel is the dominant flavor with light graham cracker, light lemon juice and a more prominent vinous tone than the nose with the slightest hint of tropical esters. It definitely shows signs of age, but it has held up decently and still drinks well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle# 1321 / 2157 Bottle poured into snifter glass. A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Mild Ginger, Mild Pear T: Sweet Malts, Ginger, Belgian Sugar M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Sticky Overall, i am curious as to what this was like fresh with the hops, it was great to experience it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
750ml bottle. Side x side - Levuds and BA Levuds. Bottle # 214/2157. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Fruity / apples, lighter oxidation, and a honey sweetness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Clift yellowish pour, barely any head. Flavors if certain oxidation, overripe fruit, sweet honey flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

Natifest ’10

8/07/2010: The Bruery Batch No 1 Levuds... Aroma: Sweet, toasted grain and honey. Appearance: Brilliant pale copper color with a thin, frothy, off-white veil. Flavor: Sweet plae malts; venting alcohol; lightly fruity; bright. Palate: Slightly sticky. Overall: This beer has aged nicely.

Bottle 1327/2157. Rating #180 for this beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2538) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared by Dmac after some crazy contest win by him. Pours out a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet sugary fruits, light yeast, wet cardboard, mild honey. Taste is sweet, spice, cardboard, mild alcohol, rotted apples, some mild alcohol lingering in there.


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