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Dirty Beaver Juice Weekend - The Bruery

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Dirty Beaver Juice Weekend
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BA SCORE
94
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36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

aka Melange 5

(Beer added by: vacax on 12-20-2009)
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bulletrain76

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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the bruery. Light brown with a small head. Rich malty aroma with caramel, bourbon and smoke. The flavor is huge but the smoke and some alcohol almost dry out the finish. Full bodied but not sticky or really mouth-coating. Cool stuff. Blends with two turtle doves to make a "two dirty hookers". The Bruery continues to make dangerously drinkable beers with super high alcohol contents. The mouthfeel almost comes off clean in the finish, which makes this feel much lighter than say black tuesday.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2010 06:17:32 | More by bulletrain76
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750ml bottle shared by nickd717. Thanks a lot, Nick.

Muddy, murky brown, this beer is appropriately named. Moderately carbed, pouring with a thin head that settles to a collar pretty quickly. A lot of floaties and sediment.

The nose makes up for the appearance and then some. Plenty of glorious bourbon -bal on display here, along with burnt caramel, smoke, toffee candies and vanilla. Surprisingly, there's not a trace of booze.

Palate is rich and complex. Unexpected fruitiness, toffee, bourbon and vanilla at the forefront, with a subtle note of smoke. Very full bodied and sweet in the usual Bruery fashion, with lower-moderate carbonation. Some pleasant oxidation comes out as it warms up, lending even more depth. An awesome beer, hopefully they'll revisit this blend.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very warm thank you to Nick for sharing his bottle. Thanks Nick.

A: Chunks in every pour. This beer pours a hazy, dirty, shit colored brown with tons of floating chunks of what I can only imagine is dirty beaver juice. Not much of a head but some soapy lacing was left down the glass.
S: Smells sweet with notes of chocolate and something smoky. The smell is strange and unique, and kind of salty. I can pick out the alcohol as well.
T: Tastes like a strange mix of cleaned out tap lines and alcohol, but not necessarily in a terrible way. I get notes of bourbon, caramel, toffee, chocolate and more alcohol.
M: Fizzy carbonation but it’s low. Mouthfeel is heavy with a syrupy alcoholic body. For such a high ABV though, this is crazy easy to drink.
O: This one was definitely weird. It was good, but the flavors were all over the place. I do thank you for the tick though, Nick. Cheers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought I had lost my review notes for this one, but found them in my binder as I was cleaning through it.

Had this on tap at the Reserve Society Initiation.

Served in my wine-like tasting glass.

Pours very little khaki colored head. Color is a murky brown with a slight ruby hue to it. Nothing overly appealing, but what does a strong ale look like?

Aroma: Some bourbon and oak right up front. Lots of malts here. Caramel shines through the most. Has some dark dried fruits. A really big beer.

Taste: Again, the bourbon is right up front with the malts. Caramel and toffee show easily. More dark fruits. Apples, raisins, and a hint of molasses. Also get the oak flavors.

Mouthfeel: This is a fairly large bodied beer. It is pretty warming, but decently smooth. A low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a nice dose of bourbon.

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Fairly still pour, no surprise, burnt orange in color, dots of lace fall with a bit of winelike legs.

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Dirty Beaver Juice Weekend from The Bruery
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