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The Bruery Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Placentia, California USA

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-Style Abbey Ale Quadrupel, Verse One. Love or hate the Twelve Days of Christmas song, you re bound to love this rich, malt-accented ale. After sharing a bottle with family and friends, there s a good chance you ll all be singing with jubilation!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle shared during the 2016 RB Best Awards. Big thanks to Pete for sharing this whale with the fellas. Pours clear amber with a creamy topping. Heavy liquefied caramel in the nose, along with figs, dates, bread and fruitcake. Richly sweet flavour, with moderate suggestions of oxidation, more bread, caramel, ripened semi-dark fruits. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming on the finish, with more hearty caramel, faint cocoa, earthy bitterness, dried fruits. Nice stuff overall. Has aged pretty well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
8400th rating. I traded for this bottle back in 2009 and have hung onto it ever since, originally planning to hold a tasting for the whole set when the lineup was complete, but ditching that plan. I thought about selling it for a while, but then the value more than halved. So I eventually found the right time to share it- the first-ever RB Awards. It pours a hazy amber with a small beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, fruitcake, chocolate, peanut brittle, figs, dates, raisins, and a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has held up shockingly well. I’ve heard such mixed things with this much age on it, but this bottle was good. Still - I wouldn’t rot it any longer if you have one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky brown. Wood, vanilla, caramel, nuts, dark fruits, oxidation. Sweet, a bit spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3840) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, thanks Pete! Hazy brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, light port wine and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raisins, raw sugar, toffee and bourbon. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Quite nice still.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a brownish topped with a small head. nose is old pit fruit some sweet malts. taste is more of old notes pit fruit and a nice spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7858) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle to taster at the Ratebeer Best Awards (thanks phaleslu). Looks good; a cloudy caramelish brown with lighter beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells hot and boozy with notes of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly tart medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but underwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at ratebeer best, thanks phaleslu. Murky brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is really fruity, tons of raisins, rhum, winey boozy port notes, cooked prunes. Taste is rich, sweet, oxidized, port, prunes,date sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
This bottle was offered by Peter hale at rbwg. Thank you pete! A bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Caramel, oxidation, cardboard, toffee aroma. High sweetness and low bitterness. Syrupy and very rich. Caramel syrup and vanilla. A little old but I’m excited to try this none the less.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3952) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks phaleslu for knocking out a huge want. Aroma is dried figs and some dried leaves. Light tea. Dark red with a small off white head. Taste is deeply cherry and dried fruit roll up. Some light cherry flavors as well. For a beer this old it has held up well. Thanks Peter!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Way better than I expected, big thanks to Adam for the bottle many years ago, opened Zwanze 2014. Sweet with caramels, vanilla, dark fruits, but not cloying and surprisingly a really nice texture. Smooth, almost creamy. Drinking very well at the moment, don’t regret opening this one bit.


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