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Partridge In A Pear Tree - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 440
Gots: 85 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 12-07-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Partridge in a Pear Tree is the first in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. Brewed in the style of a Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale, brewed with our brewery-made dark candi sugar, Munich and Vienna malts. Dark brown in color, fruity and complex with a rich malt backbone. This is a simple yet immensely complex beer meant to be savored and shared with friends and family.
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

not often i get to drink beer this old, a cool treat, this one has been cellared well, with minor and not unflattering oxidation happening. its bronze in color, with medium brown sugar color as the sediment in the bottle clouds it, and the head is relatively short, khaki pant color. the nose is lots of caramel malts and candy sugar, the belgian yeast fruitiness has died off a bit, but there is still plenty of yeast character without that side of it. the flavor is very much grain driven, as any quad should be, but notes of raisin, toffee, and even plum present themselves to me as i sip this slowly. booze is totally invisible, this must have mellowed significantly over time. it would have been fun to have had this fresh for comparison, but the beer i am drinking here is very good. the oxidation helps me taste the yeast, which is getting a little stale, but has been largely assimilated by the malt richness, which hasnt backed off much. not my favorite beer in the series, but certainly the rarest at this time, given its age. in some ways i liked this years quad more, but without having had this fresh, its impossible to ever know for sure. a special treat to taste!

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, pecan, fruit, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, spice, and cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely showing some oxidation at this point, but it's still quite solid all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. A little transparent. Small head.

Smell - Dark fruits. Oxidation, kinda cardboardy. Caramel.

Taste - Just like the smell. Dark fruitiness. Sweet caramel malts. Cardboard oxidation.

Mouthfeel - It's big and boozy. Medium carbonation. Oxidized.

Overall - Yeah, it's old. Interesting to try, though.

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Partridge In A Pear Tree from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.