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The Bruery / Dogfish Head Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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Two of the most out-of-the-box breweries around, The Bruery and Dogfish Head recently combined forces on a brew; the result is as intriguing as one might expect. Inspired by the strength of the Japanese people to remain sturdy during the recent earthquake that hit their small island nation, the beer’s depth of flavor comes from flavors steeped in tradition. The ale is brewed with a spin on the traditional shichimi togarashi, or Japanese seven spice blend. Ginger, cayenne, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and nori were added to a base blonde ale that was created using two kinds of rice. Replacing the typical orange peel included in shichimi, whole kumquats were pulverized and added to the whirlpool, giving the spiced beer a kick of fresh citrus. A blend of sake yeast and The Bruery’s house yeast was used to ferment this beer into a dry and complex ale, different than anything you’ve likely had before. One dollar from every bottle sold will be going to help the brewers and beer drinkers of Japan in need of our support to fight back from disaster.
First in the Collaboration Series for the Bruery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Hazy blonde. Not much head. Spicy aroma with Belgian/witbier yeast overtones. Dry and spicy with subtle kumquat notes. Decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - thanks to Colin. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Quite a bit of lemon on the nose, faint ginger. Medium sweet flavor, ripe lemon, sugary pale bread. Medium bodied with fine tk average carbonation. Sweet finish, some doughy wheat bread, lemon meringue, general ripe fruits, white grapes. Tasty enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of hay, rice milk, sesame seeds, and orange. Flavor of orange, sake yeast, grain, pepper, and spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12000) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a white head. Smells really interesting, heavy on the citrus and spice notes. Not really what I was expecting. I don’t get a lot of sesame or sake characteristics. The flavor has a lot of yeast, citrus peel, and spice. There’s a bit of banana to it as well as plenty of bread. Wasn’t bad, actually.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Sour and Bitter 2012. Hazy golden with a small white head. Malty spicy aroma with pepper and citrus notes. Bready aroma, sweetish, grassy, leather notes. Fruity sweetish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11820) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Cloudy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cotton candy, some straw, light spicy. Taste is medium sweet, cotton candy, some straw, spicy. Medium body, some effervescence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11795) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Capped 750 from Beer Revolution. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus zest and spice. Rather full bodied due to the heavy foamy carb. Flavor reminds of a heavy sparkling wine - dry and spicy. Much spicier than a wine but the same sort of thing. Except, perhaps for the citrus. Finishes dry, sparkly and spicily flavorful. Amazing ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11389) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Golden with a small white head. White bread malty aroma with spce and herbs, and a touch of lime. Sweetish malty flavour with citrus and spices

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy rice, yeast and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10999) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
bottle at s&b cloudy yellow, small head. malty citrussy spicy aroma. flavor is spicy, malty, faint bretty, mild, woody, quite woody, boozy.


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