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RATINGS: 183   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4317) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to rallison. Thanks, Ryan! First pour was clear golden orange, but the second and subsequent pours were cloudy to murky orange. Nose of honey, cereal, orange peel, coriander, white pepper, Belgian sugar, some pear and peach notes, and more sugar and honey. Nose is nice, but damn this beer is sweet. Cloying and a bit overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing with quickly diminishing retention. The aroma is fruity, peaches and apricots with some spices. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are orange and peaches, pears and other fruit. Hops are floral and earthy. Nice spices. Lots and lots of small carbonation bubbles. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Sampled at the ’09 RBPTE, courtesy of MrChopin. Bubble gum and honey, cereal, toffee and a bit of BandAid. Dull light amber body with frothy off-white lacing head. Full bodied, sticky, with medium carbonation. Boozy and sweet, almost like a tripel, with a very light bitterness that doesn’t really dampen the sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle at Captain Lawrence during the release of Smoke from the Oak Apple Brandy Barrel. Think Chris from BA brought this one. Pours a just hazed amber with a thin white head. Light isopropyl and green apple. Very sweet, lots of honey flavors along with some soft pear. Rather cloying and hard to drink. I still think Patrick Rue is a very cool guy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle # 1459/2157. Purchased from Lone Hill Liquor. Poured a light golden color no head. Taste of sweet sugar, pears, Belgian yeast and some spices. Medium carbonation. Overall very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
This one poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was sweet, candy sugar, pepper and alcohol. Flavor was a bit fruity, some yeast little spiceness and a very detectable alcohol presence, but not completely overwhelming

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