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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Gran Met aged in Laird’s Apple Brandy Barrels (3 Releases) Gran Met aged in Lairds Apple Brandy barrels. Release #1 Barrel Room Collection 1 (Bottle dated) - 02/01/2013 Release #2 Barrel Room Collection 2 (Bottle dated) - 08/30/2013 Barrel Room Collection IV Our third iteration of this beer, this special batch of Belgian tripel has been tucked away in the back of the barrel room for nearly 3 years. During its 33 month repose, this beer has gained massive apple brandy and oak overtones, truly blurring the lines of beer and spirit.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Waxed bomber shared at PUB’R backdoor area. Poured turbid dark straw. Nose was oaky brandy, apple, pear, hopcitrus. Tasted of brandy, apple, pear. Finished smooth, with more brandy and fruit notes.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at Astoria share - pours gold - nose/taste of apple brandy shot, rubbing alcohol, apple core and honey- med body - hot hot bad alcohol. Drain poured.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, decent retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, earth, wood. The taste is bready malt, candi sugar, wood, apple brandy, raisins. Medium bodied, low carbonation, over-barrelled, boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6663-20140816] Bottle. Fragrant boozy wood aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Cognac woody booze flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "That should be a beer name, ’Goldfish Are Cannibals.’"

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2875) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Aroma: Apple Brandy, Mild Belgian Fruit Appearance: Mildly Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Apple Brandy, Boozy, Buttery Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Boozy, Mildly Sweet

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle... Hazy amber pour with orange sparkles and a small, fleeting, fizzy, white head. Smells, tastes and burns like carbonated apple brandy. Full-bodied with zippy carbonation. Hot apple brandy finish with minerals. This is really all about the apple brandy. Unfortunately, I don’t like apple brandy - at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle sent to me by agold. Thanks! A: Gold color with a white head. Lacing. N: Grappa, apple brandy, grape husk, caramel and vanilla. Hint of the apples, grain, esters, coriander. T: Sweet, not cloying. M: Tingling carb, oily, on the bigger side of medium. O: If you don’t like Grappa (even though that’s not the barrel used), I can see this one being horrible for you. I like the grape brandy flavor, however, so I got enjoyment out of this one. It’s not a great beer, but it won’t kill your tastebuds, at least.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a copper straw color with a small white head. A huge sweet vinous brandy nose. The flavor is big hot sugary brandy, light sweet banana esters, the heat is just overpowering like a much stronger drink. How much brandy is in this? 9.5% seems very low. The vinous sugary flavor is fine, but way over the top. The base just wasn’t enough to keep up. That said, this is a fine drink. Just in small doses.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Big big apple brandy notes, pie spices, and lighter peachy fruity notes. Big and boozy, but enough of the base beer comes through to make it drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Clear honey colored body, no head, traces of lacing. Apple skin, acetone, booze, honey, florals. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, semi-sweet, medicinal and boozy, lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma is super boozy with apple brandy notes and alcohol. Flavour is similarly quite boozy, dry alcohol and woody apple brandy finish. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, but the alcohol and barrel significantly dominate the character. Bottle at Campground Brewdown


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