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The Bruery Birra Basta

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Bière de Garde
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A Biere de Garde style ale using six malts (Pilsner, Six-Row, Munich, Biscuit, Kiln Amber, Aromatic), two types of hops (Columbus, Strisselspalt) and a variety of other spices and flavorings (roasted zucchini used in the mash, and fennel seeds, lemon peel, and Spanish cedar in the fermentor), and finally fermented with their proprietary Belgian House Yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
A: This one pours a murky golden orange color with a small white head. S: Smells pretty sweet. Lots of bread and a bit of the zucchini comes through. A bit of lemon peel and fennel. The cedar doesn’t really come through all that much, thankfully. T: Only a little bit of cedar on the flavor as well as a slight vanilla note. There is definitely some sweet toffee and caramel flavor. A little pepper, fennel, and a sweet starchy flavor I can only guess is zucchini. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: I was expecting a bit of a disaster, but this was quite good. It was too sweet for what I expect from a biere de garde, but nice otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
On tapat Falling Rock poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, spice and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, spice, light carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium thick white head that burns away steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus and herbal hops. Medium body with flavors of citrus, yeast, hops and spices. The finish is herbs and spices with a citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Golden pour, light head. Aroma is light spice, some odd herbal notes. Flavor is dry, herbal, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at Falling Rock, pour was cloudy orange with nice white head, aroma has notes of lots of coriander, lemon, hints of cedar, some odd spice notes as well, interesting for sure. Taste is a mix of spicy lemon peel, hints of pepper, cedar, touch of fleshy malts in there (zucchini?) finishing fairly sweet. Ok, but a bit odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Provisions. Pours with a pitch perfect clear golden body with a massive, thick and lasting white head. Aromas are very spicy, phenol, sage, bready, cedar, anise (light), bready and grainy. Ester wise it is quite clean. Taste is a bit sweet. Showcase of malt over yeast: bready, malty. Lightly herbal and spicy. Toasty. Soft and pretty clean overall (fermented low I guess, somewhat to style). Medium to lively bubbles, dry and a bit of spice or phenol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice bready, yeasty, dry spice, herbal, caramel aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Grainy bready wheat, caramel, sour dough flavors--fresh brew de guard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Draft. Clear gold pour with white head. Bready, some sweetish mashed vegtables, spice, phenolic, and a cheap sugary sweetness. Not my favorite, in fact its far from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
I had this beer on tap at Bruery Provisions. I liked it. Dry, tangy with a clear golden color and a nice aroma, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Tap. Rating #5. Clear golden orange color. The head was just a hair darker than white. Vegetal aroma, savory, I know that’s what they are going for, but it’s not for me. Nice flavor, dark and fruity, real nice. (1975)

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