Lavery Brewing Company Reviews




jb
3.9
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Super good. Rich, complex, big. Oh so good. Really liking this brewery. Huge roasty notes. Espresso in spades. Plenty in the taste and nose. Dry and smoky palate, but 1st a bit of an oily start. Really nice.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.9
Lavery Mosaic Mango
Can. Thanks! A: Nearly opaque golden orange with a pure white head. Lacing. N: Huge mango. Pineapple, pine and cracker. Oranges and lemon. Toasted biscuit. Papaya. Grapefruit. Came sugar. T: Lightly sweet, lightly bitter and citrusy. M: Medium body, no alcohol, creamy carbonation. O: Really good. Flavors blend marvellously.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

rondphoto
3.1
Lavery Imperial Red Ale (IRA)
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of malt, hops, and alcohol. Hazy brown color, beige head that is slow to drop, strips of lace. Taste is malt and dark fruit that grows stronger and heavier as it moves through light carbonation to a finish that has hops, fruitcake fruit, and alcohol. Strong and heavy. Half a bottle is enough for one night.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Art
4.2
Lavery Mosaic Mango
YES. Can in a share. Pours a cloudy golden orange. White head. Aromas of Meath and mango. Taste is sweet up front with a light bitter finish. Awesome.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

bigda83
3.6
Lavery Mosaic Mango
Can. Pours completely clear for an unfiltered IPA, amber color, minimal head. Aroma of mango juice, citrus, slight onion. Flavor was mango, lemon dish soap, light onion. light body, thin texture, lively carbonation, finishes slightly sweet with an odd soapy presence. Still liked it though and maybe my tastes were off with the soap part.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

rondphoto
3.8
Lavery 1847 Rye Stout
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and rye. Nearly opaque brown / black color, generous deep tan fluffy head that stays a long time at three fingers, big stripes of lace. Taste is toasted malt combined with bitter mocha (coffee and chocolate), not really any discernible rye for me. Medium carbonation on the swallow turns to more bitter mocha which drifts through a long finish. So big and bold for 5.6% - a solid brew.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

rondphoto
3
Lavery La Bealtaine
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of malt. Cloudy dark amber color, white head that stays for a full cover, sprays of lace. Taste is full-bodied semi-sweet malt that moves through medium carbonation to a firmly hopped finish. Most curious, because this is nowhere near a Wheat Ale profile, not in looks, not in flavor. Quite average overall.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

rondphoto
3.8
Lavery Dulachan IPA
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of hops and malt. Cloudy medium amber, bubbly white head that is sloe to recede, sprays of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that moves through medium carbonation to solid hops with light citrus overtones. The malt is never shut out, which gives this a profoundly balanced presentation. A totally satisfying brew. I’d like it again, but I also can’t wait to try Lavery’s other selections. High;y recommended.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

PanMarek
3.4
Twelth Street Stash Series Bier De Mars
Good, musty barnyard nose with a little bit of sour. Clear almost orange pour with loose white foam. The sour comes through stronger in the taste with the funkiness toward the end. Very active carbonation, light body. Slightly watery. The flavor developed as time passed. Dry finish. Would like to try again. Sampled at Pittsburgh Big Pour 2015.
Friday, July 29, 2016

beeratarian
3.4
Lavery Imperial French Ale
Pours a foamy, medium, golden color color with a little haze. Aroma is subdues hops with a little sweet malt and light yeast aroma. Taste is very balanced. Some Belgian flavor some saison some ipa and a nice alcohol dose. Kinda liking it.
Monday, July 25, 2016

jtclockwork
3.2
Lavery Belgian Dubbel
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, toffee and bubblegum - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.3
Lavery Maibock
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of light fruit, sweet grain - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.8
Lavery Berliner Weisse
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of lactose, lemon and sour wheat - light body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.2
Lavery Lace Curtain
Draft - pours yellow white head -nose/taste of estery, cream, banana and bubblegum - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jtclockwork
3.7
Lavery Palindrome
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of dank citrus, orange peel, pine and malt - med body
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

djd07
2.8
Lavery La Bealtaine
On tap at Industry. Pours gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is wheat and floral. Medium body, wheat, citrus, light finish, decent.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.3
Lavery Maibock
Draft - Nice light grains and malty sweetness. Clear gold with a decent white head. Spicy grains and a pleasant sweetness. Long finish full of grains.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.2
Lavery Belgian Dubbel
Draft - Fruity raisin, plum and Belgian yeasts. Clear Amber with a decent beige head. Sweet and a touch of spice. Raisin, plum and a long finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.3
Lavery Madra Allta IPA
Draft - Skunky and weedy hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Bitter and skip inky with a bit of a sweet finish. The finish lets this down.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.7
Lavery Berliner Weisse
Draft - Bright soured wheat. Cloudy gold. Bright soured wheat and a clean finish. Solid.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.6
Lavery La Bealtaine
Draft - Light citrus and wheat. Clear light gold with a rich white head. Light grassy notes and a nice long finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
4
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Draft - Big roast coffee. Jet black with a decent brown head. Lots of dark roast coffee and some chocolate notes. Rich and great espresso notes throughout. Well done.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.1
Lavery Lace Curtain
Draft - Sticky sweet tropical notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit and alight bitter finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ferris
3.6
Lavery Palindrome
Draft - Grassy and intense Skunky notes. Clear gold with a nice white head. Weedy grass and onion with a hit of bitterness. A little tweaking could make this really good.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

MacNJ
3.8
Lavery Dulachan IPA
I first tried this gem at Pinocchio’s in Media, PA, but just had the ultimate beer run. A neighbor’s parents were visiting NJ from Erie, PA this 4th of July weekend, and they delivered! This IPA has a low ABV, but it packs a huge hop punch. It reminds me of the Mad Hatter IPA in terms of its citrus flavor, but it does have an earthiness that is similar to Victory’s Headwaters. BTW, my neighbor’s parents may be switching from (yak) LaBatt Blue to Dulachan IPA. Amazing that they only live a couple of miles from the brewery. Cheers!
Monday, July 04, 2016

Art
3.1
Lavery Madra Allta IPA
Brews n chews. A little citrusy. A little old. Some caramel. Not a standout.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

PanMarek
2.9
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Dry, toasted malt nose with a little floral hops and some coffee / vanilla richness. Poured black with thick, persistent brown foam. Taste was smooth and rich with the coffee and vanilla. Distinct bitter and malty notes. Medium body, not as heavy as the color suggested.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Larry_Duffman
4
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
I had it from the bottle. The aroma is coffee and vanilla. The taste is coffee, vanilla, oat, chocolate, and milk. The subtle sweetness is balanced nicely with some hop bitterness. This is a well-balanced and tasty stout. I would definitely get this again.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

jsporrer
2.5
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a medium head of white foam. Fairly bitter and harsh. Not very refreshing or enjoyable.
Monday, June 20, 2016

thouse
5
Lavery La Bealtaine
More like a "Pale Wheat." Big hop flavor with a light wheat body. Great for the spring/summer but do not expect a traditional wheat beer style
Saturday, June 04, 2016

BroadestTom
3.1
Lavery Madra Allta IPA
Aroma resin, spruce, Appearance amber, orange, cloudy, hazy, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, Overall a very light bitterness. Almost a thicker orange syrup taste that is not pleasant to me. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

ttutony
3.6
Lavery Berliner Weisse
Pale straw color with a white head. Slightly tart, light body, easy drinking. Perfect for summer.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

ESPh
3.6
Lavery La Bealtaine
Pours nice dark golden color with white head. Pretty strong grassy odor, but pleasant. Like a field of hay. Nice grassy, lemony citrus with a crisp hop bitterness at the end. Medium high carbonation. Different, somewhat unique but not crazy. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 21, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.4
Lavery Death or Glory
Sampled from a 22 oz can this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and toasty with a cola presence. The flavor was bitter and dryish with coffee, wood , cola and a bit of mustiness. Long finish. Medium body. Disappointing.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Underdogs88
2.1
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Pine, biscuit and a medicinal character on the nose. Appearance is a hazy yellow gold with a white head. Flavor is piney, phenolic, with notes of biscuit and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with a medium carbonation. Overall, this beer is infected. Not good at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, May 05, 2016

smaynard6000
3.3
Lavery La Bealtaine
Bottle. Pours golden in color with minimal white head. Aroma is citrusy with wheat notes. Flavor is bitter, predominantly hoppy citrus but some wheat as well. Light bodied with lingering bitter hoppy finish. Interesting twist on a wheat ale.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

smaynard6000
4.4
Lavery Belfast Black
On tap. Black in color with small beige head. Aroma is smoky with a bit of roasted chocolate malt. Mildly sweet with heavy smoke character. Medium bodied. I love smoked beers, and if you do, make sure to grab this if you can. It’s damned good.
Friday, April 15, 2016

60minuteman
3.7
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Tap at Rams Head. Pour is cloudy yellow lots of head. It has quite a bit of pine, hop, fruit but also some ginger up front or maybe it’s just pungent spice. Nice stuff.
Friday, April 01, 2016

katrinaez
4.2
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Black color, aroma of bitter coffee. Coffee hits up front with bitterness in the back of the throat. Medium body, not watery at all. Bottle.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

asheft
3.7
Lavery Belfast Black
Bottle--thanks, Thomas! Smoky sweet toasted hazelnut, vanilla, and faint mocha and some zesty hops. Clear but almost opaque garnet-black under a lasting, light brown flannel blanket. Sweet toasted hazelnut flavour with bitter dark chocolate and transcendent smoke that is not phenolic. Slightly spicy. Medium full body, medium high carbonation, smooth.
Friday, March 04, 2016

asheft
3.8
Lavery Imperial Red Ale (IRA)
Bottle--thanks Thomas! Potent rustic, minty hops and coffee aroma and accents of citrus fruit. Sweet coffee and chocolatey toffee flavour with lots of earthy, minty, and resinous hops. Assertive bitterness. Medium full body, medium carbonation, smooth and crisp.
Friday, March 04, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.7
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Bottle shared, pours black with small off white head. Notes are organic coffee, mollases, chocolate, brown malt, and oats. Very approachable and balanced breakfast stout.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Ron
3.7
Lavery Ulster Breakfast Stout
Bottle. Poured dark with a large tan head with good lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The taste follows the same with much more coffee than chocolate mixed in. Nice thick malty palate.
Monday, January 25, 2016

nimbleprop
3.5
Lavery Madra Allta IPA
12oz bottle pours a clear, dark orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose is OK, hop, orange, chive. Flavor is malt, honey, grass, chive, orange peel. Dry finish. Another decent one.
Monday, January 11, 2016

GenDV138
3.4
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Can at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, floral notes, citrus. Tastes of pine, floral notes, citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
Lavery Madra Allta IPA
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, tropical fruit, light pine. Tastes of floral notes, malt, caramel, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Westchesterco
3.5
Lavery Dulachan IPA
From a bottle share on January 9, 2016. It is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is grapefruit and the taste is strong bitter white grapefruit with a hint of orange, Bitter finish.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Travlr
3.6
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Bottle. Clear golden color, lacey head. Aroma of citrus candy. Taste has pine, orange, light soap. Decent.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Lavery Dulachan IPA
From a bottle at the Nuplastikk returns DC gathering January 2016. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Bitter finish.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

solidfunk
3.5
Lavery Dulachan IPA
Some pine and citrus. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Easy drinking. Bottle shared at tasting.
Saturday, January 09, 2016