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Coton - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 329
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 75
Gots: 215 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 05-22-2010)
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Reviews by Xul:
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Xul

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a brownish amber, capped by a finger of foamy, pale beige colored head. Retention is good for the style as it settles down to about a half finger and slowly recedes from there.

S: Strong caramel presence up front with some molasses and brown sugar, as well as some light citrus notes. Darker fruits come in quickly with raisins and figs as well as some light alcohol.

T: Opens up with caramel and molasses before a big dose of dark fruits hits on the mid-palate - raisins, figs, some light berries and a hint of citrus. Some brown sugar and light vanilla/oak run around the edges of the fruit before light leather and smoke come in near the backend, leading to a long finish reminiscent of a good whiskey.

M: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation, coats the tongue with a syrupy feel, but not in a bad way.

D: A sipper, but extremely drinkable for the style and ABV...a perfect beer to relax with after a long day.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 04:33:53 | More by Xul
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Coton from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.