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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Multiple times from bottle & draft @ brewvival. Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of green raisins, citrus, orange, and pepper. Flavor of candi sugar, green raisins, apricot, orange, and light spices. On the verge of being cloying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2011
750ml bottle (1494/2157) shared by footbalm
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart apples and sweet malts
Taste: Tart fruits, oak and caramel malts
Nice, alcohols are hidden well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Eric, what a tasting. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is massive sweet fruit and candies. The flavor was nice; very warm but just huge apricot and tropical fruit, warm and spicy. Unique. Massive fruitiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased from South Bay and shared at Natifest ’10. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is sprity citrus, pear, yeast and a hint of herbal spiciness. The flavor is citrus, pear, and even a hint of apple, moderately sweet caramel with some bitterness to the finish. I kind of liked this with the age on it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
16th January 2009
Bottle 361/2157. Hazy amber beer. Low carbonation. Supressed hop start. Just a little orangey grapefruit leading to a subtley sweet brandyish finish. No bitterness and not too dry. Warming afterglow. Drinkable but lacks a bit of identity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
750ml. What a treat getting this bottle at Naja’s was. Dark amber gold color. Thick bubbly head, oily lacing. Tons of malt in the aroma. Little fruity and pretty sweet. Pretty boozy and heavy on the palate. A slow sipping beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Wow probably my favorite brew from the Bruery. Pours a light golden color with little to no head. Very sparkly reminds me of a champagne. Lots of carbonation and a light body. Taste of oak, white grapes and sweet malts. Very unique beer. Love it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Very excited to finally crack this open- Levuds batch 1- signed and numbered. A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow hue. Pours with a minimal white head that eventually fades to a very thin collar- no lacing is left behind in the glass-but bubbles can be seen stradily rising to the top. Although there is no head on this brew I find the color fantastic with bubbles steadily rising to the top. S- Nose is quite astringent- with a nail polish like ethanol scent. Behind this is a soft apple and soft pear scent. T- Flavor is much more soft and well balanced than the nose. Tart apple and a hint of pear come through initially. A very mild yeast backbone is behind this. The overtones are boozy initially and the finish has the lightest touch of floral hops, belgian sugar, a moderate alcohol astringency, and a very large alcohol heat. M-Soft medium carbonation and a lightweight body with minimal alchol consistency. D- The flavor is soft-slightly sweet, slightly tart and well put together-but the alcohol is very persistent in this brew. This is a decent beer overall-but would be absolutely fantastic if the booze was kept in check. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-06-2011 02:37:42

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 Bottle from the brewvival afterparty. Thanks to nastynate? Clear golden pour with fair offwhite head. The honey notes are the most prevalent, not overly spicy, but with a light tartness. Hid the alcohol fairly well, but this just didn’t do all that much for me... And again at the Richmond 14th Gathering. and again thanks to nastynate. Lightly fruity and sweet. Again, alcohol is there. This is definitely doing better with age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle - Pours light amber with a bubbly white head. Definitely getting the pear on the nose, with tons of caramel, more tropical fruit, and a touch of alcohol. Lots of tropical fruit up front, with dark chocolate on the backbone that comes out as the flavor cascades through your mouth. A bit of heat on the finish, but more warmth than sharpness. Sweet, but not overly so. Very smooth and viscous, but not overly so. Very nice.


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