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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it’s 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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3.8
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2016
12oz bottle 12/6/16 Batch 14 Bottled 7-8-16 (Binny’s Montgomery)-48° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head for a covering. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, malt, and figs. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol and toffee on the back end. this full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth. R.I.P. Rashaan Salaam

2.9
PhillyCraft (8200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
BB backlog, Brownish red color with a medium head. Smell and flavor are heavy booze, figs, plum, toffee, rust, candy sugar and more alcohol heat. You can get some tasting notes at first but the heavy heat takes over in the middle and end. Way too strong for me.

2.9
gregwilsonstl (2709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2008 Vintage. Amber. Smells like booze. Up front tastes like buttered popcorn. Caramel.

3.4
M15ter (60) - - NOV 21, 2016
Hazy, golden brown. Minimal head. Raisin, honey, wood, banana, and apple aromas. Sweet with alcohol finish. Wood, vanilla, and alcohol flavors. Fairly tasty for such high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
KansaiBeerLvrs (5504) - 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.

4.1
KyotoLefty (10810) - 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.

3.7
furthur (1255) - 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.

3.4
rosenbergh (11954) - 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.

2.7
VastActiv (7749) - 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.

3.7
Alpha10 (863) - 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


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