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RATINGS: 189   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)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor have some honey and fruits with yeast tagging along. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. It’s an interesting beer, but after tasting this brewery’s Saison de Lente and Saison Rue, my expectations were sky high!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. The aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, light nutty. The flavour is alcohol, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits. Long bourbon finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Caged and Corked 750ml bottle... # 1394 of 2157 Appearance: Copper orange body with almost no head. Some swirls of lace but they are few and far in btw. Smell: Belgian candied sugar, belgian yeast, pale malt, a touch of sweetness and a touch of citrus. Taste: Not my cup of tea which is dissappointing. Sweet malt dominates and isn’t very enjoyable. The sweetness and citrus come forward for a second towards the end. Pear and white grape notes are nice. Mouthfeel: Simply not enough carbonation....I don’t care if its 11.00% this brew needs more carbonation. Drinkability: Bad mouthfeel and bad flavor = poor drinkability. A big miss in its present state. Perhaps putting some age on this bottle would help as the excessive amount of sugar might get used up and the brew might get a touch dryer / sharper. It actually does taste like it has the potential to be pretty nice in a few years. I regret opening it now but I wanted a fresh baseline. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-08-2009

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Mr & Mrs Fonefan.
Clean gold with a good white head, looks inviting. Alcohol, yeast and malt aroma. Sweet and faintly tart. Hints of marmalade, plenty of rest sugar, big yeasty finish. Some grain in the aftertaste. Interesting but not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle shared by hellbilly. Deep gold color with little head. Sweet fruit, spice, yeast and a bit of alcohol. Not bad. Thanks Josh!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (4081) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Draft at Brewvival: Apple nose. Clear amber, medium white head. Apple flavor. Little complexity and rather boring. I found no spiciness at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Pours a clear gold/orange, thin white head. Sweet malt, fruit, peach, bread, candy sugar, orange peel, belgian yeast, light pepper, and a touch of spice. Good beer, just a little overly sweet and cloying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle #1335/2157, sampled 8/7/08: Pours a clear deep golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty biscuity Belgian malts and authentic yeastiness. Starts fairly full and sweet with good doughy maltiness and light fruity esters toward a drier, slightly warming finish. A nice Belgian strong ale.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours a dark, hazy golden orange color with some golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy yellowish beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing. Sweet and spicy aroma with hints of earthy grassy hops. Slightly medicinal and syrupy smelling with some floral notes in the nose as well. Hints of orange peel, and crisp light apple along with some zesty peppery spice. Thick syrupy mouthfeel that is very medicinal tasting and cloyingly sweet. Lots of citrus and crisp light fruit, mostly apple and pear with some possible tangerine and subtle peppery spice. There’s also a strong sweet alcohol presence that produces a lot of heat and warmth in the finish. This beer is kind of a mess and actually tastes like a weak homebrew, not like a poor product from a commercial brewery. Very disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2010
bottle number 431/2157 pours hazy burnt orange with a tall frothy off white head. Lemon peel, peach, yeast and alcohol in the nose. Sweet peach juice and bitter lemon peel mix with a peppery hot alcohol finish. The sweetness is not overbearing, but cloying with the alcohol going unoticed until the lengthy finish. Very nice brew.


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