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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Benchmark is our limited-edition, annual release. It is a pale old ale,with a great malt palate, subtle hop presence, and a high gravity (9.9% alc/vol). We brew it once a year, fermenting half with ale yeast and the other with lager yeast. When it’s ready, we blend the two and finish it with Champagne yeast and age it for many months.

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gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 25, 2002
WOW!!!! Found a bottle hidden in my stash, forgot how much I love this beer. This is a wonderfully balanced beer, rich and clean, it is hard to believe that it’s 10%, but it does kick in. This is a great beer.

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Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 30, 2001
Big creamy head gives way quickly. Big malty nose. Sweet malty flavor but not over cloying due to hops. dosen’t taste alcholic though the 9.9% content very nice beer!


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