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Benevolence - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Benevolence
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 26
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

amanforallsaisons, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ograd001, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

JKV96, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Jerl
3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I must start by saying this style and the raisin notes are not favorites and why the taste score was lower for me. However this is well made, full of flavor and lends perfectly to its barrel aging. Light carbonation, deep wine color and intense aroma. Raisin, chocolate, dates come through in taste.
If you are a fan of the style and these flavor notes this is a must try.

Jerl, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TTTBeer, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

bleedsblu, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A- This hefty beer was served in a snifter glass with minimal head. Body is dark reddish-purple hued. No lacing.

S- Plum juice, dates, raisins, yeast spice, red grape must. Dark chocolate. Oak tannins. Lots of smoky and sweet bourbon character. This is definitely complex and strong.

F- Dark chocolate, raisins, oak tannins, sweet bourbon with less smokiness as in the nose. Dates, tart cherry are in the background. This is a very tasty, complex beer that still shows the base very well amidst the strong bourbon barrel aspects.

M- Thinner in body despite the smorgasbord of flavours. Lower in carbonation. Still a bit dry with a slightly oaky but sweet finish. The bourbon flavours are accompanied by a slight bit of fusel and heat.

O- Strong, intense and complex beer that wins any taste test. An improved mouthfeel would help the overall cause a lot, but in terms of what matters- smell and taste- this packs a ton of flavours.

Stevedore, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

JoeMans, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

berkshire413, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BigOldOaf, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Cath, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jpd7374, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Janeinma, May 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Aisha, May 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

PatGreer, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Kmlund, May 12, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had a dark burgundy color, almost wine like. Smelled like berries, dark chocolate, a bit of oakiness. The taste? A complex mixture of fruit leather, dark chocolate, like a chocolate covered fruit of some sort, some wine. Rich tannin's, oak and a slight tanginess really dry out your mouth, begging you to take another sip. This beer was phenomenal. Seriously could not detect any of the 13% alcohol in this.

Davepoolesque, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jaasen64, May 03, 2014
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Mike, May 02, 2014
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scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
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PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
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Benevolence from Cambridge Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.