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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)


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
750mL bottle thanks to Derek! Poured crystal-clear lighter golden with lots of rising carbonation and a creamy, off-white head. The aroma picked up deep toasted paler malts and a very warm follow-up of lighter fruits and bubblegum.. hot and young, but intriguing. The flavor had pale malts and peppery spicage at the core accented by lemon zest and floral notes.. finished with a hefty dose of peppery alcohol that will hopefully mellow out. Heavier-bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. again a bit green, and I’d like to try it again with some age on it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1959) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Clift yellowish pour, barely any head. Flavors if certain oxidation, overripe fruit, sweet honey flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2479) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to BlackIPA for running his Whopper and Lambic contest back in January. Poured a syrupy gold body with little carbonation and a smaller white head. Aroma is rather sweet, lots of honey and some flower notes, old pear, some green apple, Belgian yeast. Body is fuller and syrupy that coats your mouth and softer carbonation. Flavor is similar to the aroma with notes of wood, yeast, honey, green apple, pear, earth. Not great but it isn’t "garbage" like the label proclaims.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of biscuit, fruittiness, white pepper and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, fruittiness, light white pepper and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma is honey, grapes, sugar and malts. Flavor sweet malts, grapes, pears, hints of booze and apples. Has a nice sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
750 ml bottle from TheBeerSommelier- thanks, Matt! Bottle 1542/2157. Pours a rich, clear golden color with a small white ring for a head and some small bubbles on the surface. Aroma of grapes, honey, sweet and biscuity malts, candi sugar, graham crackers, and pears. Flavor of sweet malts, candi sugar, apple juice, grape juice, and Frosted Flakes. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, chewy, juicy mouthfeel. A little fruity and sweet for my tastes. Still pretty good and interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
750 mL bottle courtesy of Nate at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11, or as some call him... NastyNate. Bottle 105/2157. Pours a clear vibrant copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy hops, citrus, toffee, berries, apricots. Very fruity. The taste is spicy hops, tart fruits, strawberries, apricot, citrus, leafy notes, burnt sugar, toffee, coconut and a bit of booze. Medium-full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Damn good beer. This rocks my world.


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