Dirty Beaver Juice Weekend - The Bruery
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4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 20:21:03 | More by largadeer
3.73/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 03:25:48 | More by scottfrie
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
Overall, I had no idea I was drinking a 15%. It drinks pretty easy in that sense. I am glad I got to try this one before the keg kicked at the party. It was an interesting treat and pretty good overall. I had no problem with my glass, but knowing it was 15% may have made me drink it slower.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2010 14:49:33 | More by mothman
4.13/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Wow, thanks to FUCT, I get to review a thimble sized pour of this.
Fairly still pour, no surprise, burnt orange in color, dots of lace fall with a bit of winelike legs.
Wow, great aroma, rich caramels, booze through the back (stinging at times), just barely enough smoke in a toaster oven kind of way. More bourbony booze. Great complexity throughout with vanilla, some nuttier notes, huge maltiness with deep raisiny fruitiness, doses of smoke. Very low carbonation, practically non-existant, but never felt as massive as some of their other 'big' beers somehow (BT, papier). Still good and enjoyable to sip on, though boozy. I kept it on the side throughout sampling a few other beers and really liked it. I wonder if this will ever make a bottled or wider tap debut.
Serving type: growler
06-16-2010 16:41:49 | More by Ineedabeerhere
4.38/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy orange-y brown. Wisps of foam, no head at all. Kind of interesting looking, actually. Someone likened it to rusty tap water. I sort of agree. Good thing a minor issue like a beer's looks isn't weighted too heavily on this site!
Smells like booze, alcohol soaked caramel, alcohol soaked vanilla, just a touch of raisin cakes, and bourbon-y vanilla. Boozy.
Tate is all over the place. Insanely complex. Surprisingly light mouthfeel for such a pungent, heavy tasting beer. A bit of leathery smoke in the aftertaste. And the main flavor is boozy rum cakes with raisins, toffee and roased caramel, and a brown sugar-y bourbon-iness. And some vanilla. And ... do my tastebuds deceive me ... is that some grapefruit rind adding some citrus!
Interesting. Insanely complex.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2010 18:04:15 | More by Overlord
Dirty Beaver Juice Weekend from The Bruery
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