RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, its futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 10 (2012): 16.0% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18.0% ABV
Batch 12 (2014): 16.1% ABV

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2016
Avery Beast Grand Cru 16.8% tap at Koumin.

A ruby amber orange color of with a few beige bubbles. The aroma is big boozy malty caramel and oranges. Full bodied with a raspy carbonation and a sharply sweet finish. Treacle, caramel and floral/fruity hops make for a potent beer while oak and vanilla are mostly evident in the finish. Nice peppery spice notes as well. Considering the monster ABV the smoothness of it took me by surprise, definitely one of the better beers in the high-ABV series from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9850) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2016
Tap at Koumin. Great fruity nose, caramel, some chocolate, light oxidation, grapes. Rich malt flavor with Belgian yeast spiciness and great complexity. Lovely light fruitiness and a light, airy, ethereal body. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1085) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle, 2016, batch no. 14, reddish amber beer, decent white head faded, some lace. Aroma dried fruit, malt, oak. Taste is dried fruit, malt, touch of oak. Palate is thick and chewy, but most likely due to the abv. this is not syrupy, carbonation is subdued. This is a bit sweet, and drinks like a barley wine. The oak helps with this. This is also really warming, but alcohol is subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. Batch #14. Bottled on 07/07/16. (Chambers Wine & Liquor) Aurora, CO.
Clear deep amber color with a tiny off-white head. Sweet malt, sugar, berry jam, some alcohol and mild hops in the aroma. The flavor is booze, sweetness, malt, some hoppy bitterness and more booze. Really boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (6370) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle 0.355l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage 2007! Thanks for Pikkulintu for this! Colour is cloudy reddish brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Ripe fruits, dry fruits, raisins, plums, some sweetness, some distant hints of alcohol and malts. For 9 years beer this one is in pretty good condition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (707) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
2016/10/21 - Pours a hazy amber brown colour with a soapy, off white head that quickly reduces and leaves moderate patchy lacing. Aroma is toffee, woody notes, sweet dough, molasses, raisins, figs, Belgian yeast and rum. Taste is honey, toffee, candy sugar, dough, caramel, dried dark fruits, herbal notes and booze. Mouthfeel medium and syrupy with smooth carbonation and a dry, warming finish. Sweet, boozy and complex. A fine sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4686) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2016
On tap in SC with 16.8% ABV. Clear copper body with a very good head. Quite sweet up front but good but-sweet balance overall. Rich aroma and richer more complex flavor; Dark fruits with faint dark rum. Im not surprised to find this uses Westmalle Belgian Ale yeast. Overall: Delicious. High ABV is obvious in the aroma and clear in the aroma but still nicely hidden overall. Overall: exceptional. The flavor profile and partially hidden alcohol lets this go down way too easily given the 16.8% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2016
14 bottle. Pours ruddy copper red with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a bouquet of caramel, toffee malt, fig, and very prevalent molasses and honey, and big boozy notes. Taste takes on those honey components, sweet without being cloying, and masks the outrageous alcohol content very well, except at the swallow, where the heat is rather evident. All in all a very fine example of the grand cru style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (52) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2016
On tap at Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. A serious beer, sweet and surprisingly the high alcohol doesnt come forward ahead of the caramel and honey. Toffee and malt add to a complex and satisfying flavor and body. One of t better Crus Ive had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
Rich and complex and silky smooth for its massive strength. This is a really special beer I wish it was less expensive �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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