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Black Orchard - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
81
good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 311
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 28
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-11-2008)
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Photo of jsanford
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a Bruery Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a dark black with a fluffy khaki-colored head that settles to a slight haze.
S - Subdued aromas of wheat, banana, chocolate, carob and perhaps just a touch of spice (cinnamon maybe?).
T - Similar to the nose, nice flavors of chocolate, banana. and wheat. Definitely an "off" metallic character to this, though, not surprising given the age of this one.
M - Crisp and a bit fizzy with a medium body and too-high carbonation (again contributed to the age).
O - Not a bad beer, I just wish I had been able to try it fresh.

jsanford, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

drewone, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of darkmoon66
3/5  rDev -16.4%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev +11.4%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jtk
4/5  rDev +11.4%

jtk, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of EasyReader
3/5  rDev -16.4%

EasyReader, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

jophish17, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Dirtyrat91740
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of patmcd
4/5  rDev +11.4%

patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Bmoyer0301, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

chcfan, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

pperez38, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of GarrettB714
4/5  rDev +11.4%

GarrettB714, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rab53, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Exiled, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of lcmir23
3/5  rDev -16.4%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -16.4%

whartontallboy, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cola colored beer with a bit of tannish foam. Didn't really love much on the sides.

S - A lot of malt, with some earth. Weird spice. Not a great start.

T - This beer is average at best. Kind of strange and bad tasting. A bit of caramel, some spice, strange tea flavors. Don't care for it.

M - Too much carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Not a particularly good beer. Seems like something they either just made to made, or perhaps some sort of experiment that didn't go well. I'll pass in the future.

AgentZero, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Agold
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Agold, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +39.3%

beerman999999, Nov 20, 2011
Black Orchard from The Bruery
81 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.