GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
750ml bottle -
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2011
Now this is one great friggin’ beer. I was hestitant to get this beer because my last few experiences with The Bruery have been....a let down. This was fantastic and whoever the brewer was and was taking notes on making a great BSA, they did a bang-up job. Aroma was bright, clean, lemony, floral with note of alcohol. Flavor was lime-lemony almost like a 7-Up, but bitter, Granny-Smith apple twang, perfumy....great. Loved every drop of this suds.
Bottle courtesy of yalnikim for Christmas Day. Dry, sour, quite peppery, tart, minerally, a little bit of malt sweetness...beautiful. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Cloudy amber with giant white head. Golden Belgian scent. Dry golden Belgian flavour. Nice elegant champagne like.
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Pours a hazy golden color with a big white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
The aroma is full of leafy but surprisingly bright hoppiness & is abound with floral notes. A playful but ever-present funk lingers behind the hop character with a little bit of stinky cheese and some barnyard/laundry stuff going on.
The flavor is very dry and nicely hoppy with some peach, limestone, and floral notes. The beer is nicely bitter and has as clean and well done a mineral/limestone expression as I’ve ever experienced.
The palate is lively and very champagne like.
Pretty damned good really.
3oz tasting at Davis Beer Shoppe. This is likely top-3 Belgian, hoppy beers I’ve had. Great palate and excellent use of the hops does not mask the Belgian yeast. Very well made!
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Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Another mediocre offering by bruery. Pours a pretentious yellow gold with foamy head that is very full of itself. Aroma is lemony, doughy and quite pompous. Taste is medium sweetness and a conceited amount of hoppy character. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2011
750 ml, light saisony characteristics, lemony, Belgian, some hoppy. Very nice, great example of bruery. I’m not as much of a fan of this as reynolds314, but he’s a huge fan of bruery. pushkinwow (2781) - Ottawa, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
750ml bottle. Quite the gusher - the bottle cap almost exploded off and then the white foam just kept on poring out - so be careful. Once things settled down in the glass I was left with a slightly hazy light amber pour with a nice fluffy white head that slowly settled to a white with some tan elemented thin layer - great lacing down the glass as well. Booze is hidden behind belgian yeast, citrus hops, grass and lemon zest. Somewhat sweet, medium body, prickly/hot from booze, becomes quite astringent and bitter towards the end, also very dry and you get pepper and coriander. Wouldn’t mind trying this with a little bit of time on it to see if everything gets a little more balanced. Slipstream (2612) - USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft at The Pony Bar. My guess was that this was a rye pale ale or a rye saison. I thought I had 2 rye saisons in a row, but it appears now that neither was really a rye saison. Astringent and mostly dry, with some piney hops in the aroma. Good. nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at Dexters. Filtered golden-orange. Big fluffy white head. Sweet herbal beer, somewhere between a Tripel and a Golden Ale. Zesty chamomile, coriander taste. Refined effervescent mouthfeel, typical of Bruery products. Quite drinkable and enjoyable, but rather one dimensional.