Batch 300 - The Bruery
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.18/5 rDev -18.9%
Opaque orange in appearance, with medium white head and some lacing. Very citrusy in the nose, mostly orange, fresh hops, and a slight hint of spices. Citrus up front in flavor, followed by pale malt. Oak really hits with bitterness, strong and lingering. The oak overtakes the alcohol flavor/burn. The mouth feel is middling and the carbonation fits the flavor.
This beer = hops and OAK. I'm a bit surprised by the overpowering oak flavor in this beer, as the Bruery knows how to age a beer in barrels. Maybe they wanted a strong oak flavor. If so, they achieved it, and I'm not as big a fan as the brewmaster. That said, it's interesting and I'd still have it again, but I wouldn't get too excited. The Bruery has made better.
10-11-2011 04:25:05 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Thanks to Dixonian for bringing this beer back to Texas from one of his trips to Southern California. I love Trade Winds Tripel and am really looking forward to this one.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice and very hoppy for a tripel. I get a lot of apricot and resinous pine notes, with some bread and Belgian yeast notes mixed in. Definitely not your classic tripel aroma.
The flavor is also unique and very nice. I get a lot of Belgian yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit and bread from the malt. There is also a lot of flavor from the hops. The hop notes I get are mainly orange and apricot, but there is a little pine thrown in for good measure. Another very good aspect of the flavor is a subtle oak character which compliments the other flavors very well. The alcohol is well hidden.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-15-2011 21:59:12 | More by Mora2000
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
Thanks for sharing Sam!
Hazy golden yellow and orange with a big foaming off-white, eggshell colored head. Not much lacing down the glass.
A somewhat sweet nose and a decidedly Belgian one. Lots of tang, pepper, banana notes from the yeast, along with a sweet lemon and sugar sweetness, and then some wonderful citrus hop aromatics.
More of the same in regards to flavor, though there's more bitterness than in most tripels, then of course there's rock candy sweetness, along with a nice Belgian yeast tang and spice, and some citrus as well. Comes together marvelously. No alcohol heat whatsoever.
A fantastic mouthfeel: full and rich yet light and incredibly drinkable.
A unique, delicious, and special tripel.
07-22-2011 01:14:15 | More by ehammond1
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
Review from notes. At the time, consumed blind.
A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head, on the sudsy side. Not much retention or lacing.
S: Decent aroma, not overly exciting. Lots of Belgian yeast and spice. Some breadiness and cloves. Not as much citrus as I would have expected, doesn't come off like a typical tripel.
T: Slightly oaky, but very doughy/bready with hints of fruit. There is also a little bit of spice mixed in, but nothing overly special.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Drank rather easy.
O: Not knowing what the beer was (even though I knew it was Bruery), I probably would not have guessed Batch 300. It was ok, but a little bit too bready for my liking.
02-27-2012 20:52:02 | More by mdaschaf
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap at Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens. Hoppy and a bit funky aromas. Not a triple. Hazy grapefruit coloured. Well hopped, dry finish. Somewhat complex and unique. Bit above average mouthfeel offset by some astringency, orange rind. More of a sipper.
01-22-2012 21:36:17 | More by Sammy
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
On-tap @ Library Ale House in Santa Monica - served in a tulip.
Lightly hazy amber body with a dense creamy ivory crown. Two-tiered lacing - denser towards the lip of the glass. Excellent retention.
Acidic aromatics with a fresh burst of tangerine and kumquats along with a white wine character presumably from the oak.
Herbal hops initiate the palate, the potent (especially for the style) bitterness is married to a mineral-tinged astringency contributed by the oak. A soft delicate yeast welds the disparate elements together; finishes fairly dry with citrus and lingering alcohol.
Medium-bodied, well carbonated (though more spritzy than effervescent), with a well disguised (though I suspect, formidable) ABV.
Would make an interesting comparison to Allagash Curieux - the oak character is less specific in Batch 300 (not obviously derived from a bourbon barrel), though the hops make it distinctly domestic in origin. I'm finding CITRA continues to confound me - as the herbal quality is one I'd normally associate with a noble hop, but descriptors of CITRA vary so much that I never quite know which flavors it is responsible for contributing to the beer overall. Anyway, this is a unique "Tripel" - and after Tradewinds, I'm not surprised the Bruery contniues to experiment with this style.
07-14-2011 16:40:38 | More by augustgarage
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
A: Really nice lacing on this one. Pours a beautiful orangish-honey color with a good cloudiness.
S: All Citra hops in the aroma here. Nicely herbaceous with notes of fresh cut pine, berries, bread pudding and caramel. Well constructed sweet yet aromatic nose.
T: This beer really drinks like an imperial IPA for me, not to far off from something like Sculpin. Flavors of pine, cheese cake, strawberries, raspberries, a little honey and possibly a hint of fennel.Just a gorgeous balance of flavors on this beer.
M: Fantastic texture on this one. Very lush and full bodied mouthfeel with a little bit of creaminess. Don't get much oak, but seems like it would be very easy to over oak a style like this, so I'm happy with the subtleness.
O: Overall really a great beer. More of an IPA than a tripel in my opinion, but if you can get passed that I would recommend trying it.
07-23-2011 00:46:41 | More by nbree00
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured into my Bruery snifter. Pours a cloudy golden honey color. Nice white head and a bit of lacing.
Aroma is Citra hops at first. Then you notice the Belgian yeast smell. Slight bit of malt.
Taste is less Belgian-y than I would think. Kinda simple in taste. Bit of Belgian yeast. Clove and slight bubble gum. Then a nice hoppy flavor. Kinda citric. Bit of a bitter after taste.
Mouthfeel is dry and pretty smooth. Nice small bubble carb.
Overall an ok beer. Nothing amazing but worth a try.
07-10-2011 03:51:09 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Light yellow color with some faint orange overtones. Has a fairly generous white head that slowly faded.
Smell: Pine and citrus notes from the hops are upfront like an IPA. the nose is different from traditional style Tripels.
Taste: The pine and citrus notes that were present in the nose come through in the taste. There is also a sweet orange flavor present as well. A hop bitterness also comes through in the taste.
Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation.
Overall: I liked this one. If someone were looking for a traditional Tripel this wouldn't be the beer for them, the hop presence is similar to what would be found in an IPA, and the body is heavier compared to more traditional examples. For those seeking a unique spin on a style it's worth a try.
09-16-2011 05:11:05 | More by IKR
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Served from bottle into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, orange, banana, fruit, and subtle sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, orange zest, wood, fruit, orange, and banana. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This brew was definitely a really nice twist on the typical Tripel with all of the spices added to it. This made it quite easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A definite must try if you get the chance.
02-12-2012 05:40:28 | More by thagr81us
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.
A) Nice hazy ornage appearance, fluffy head.
S) Wow strong citrus and that is before I even got it into the glass. Orange notes are really dominant here.
T) Citrus bomb, orange, grapefruit lemon zest. Little bit of a grassy finish.
M) Pucker up!
O) Interesting take on the style. Very glad i had a chance to try and wish this was a rotational offering.
08-07-2011 15:10:48 | More by jimmy82063
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
(Purchased at Bruery Provisions). Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Has a bit of lacing. Aroma has fruit, peaches, wheat and some grass. Taste is sweet with some peppery notes and a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. A pretty nice trippel that has some elements of a saison. I like it.
07-15-2011 16:50:49 | More by trappistlover
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Time for a smooth belgian in this tasting with aasher.
Poured into New Belgium snifter with three fingers of white foam head and streaky lacing. Color is an orange/honey/gold variety.
I smell a slight hint of citrus, honey, and banana bread. Alcohol is slightly detectable.
Taste is similar to the smell. A little bit of citrus up front with a refined not overly sweet malt on the backbone. I taste honey, coriander, and belgian yeast without that crazy fermentation aftertaste.
Carbonation, levels of sweetness and bitterness, and different taste notes make this beer fun with every sip
It takes a lot for me to give ultimate praise to a belgian and this one is no exception. Worth the purchase though because it is crisp and makes you think about the elements of it.
11-19-2011 07:17:59 | More by zep9865
3.43/5 rDev -12.5%
A: Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.
S: Some light spice and candy sugar notes up front followed by strong chardonnay-like aromas. Woody tanins, fermented fruits, and a slight buttery presence bring up the finish.
T: Similar to the aroma, there are some Belgian spices and candy sugar flavors at first. Chardonnay, woody tanins, and fruit follow with a slightly yeasty finish.
M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a little thick and under-attenuated for a tripel, but it's not surprising considering the barrel aging.
O: A solid beer overall, and while the barrel aspects are nice, they overwhelm the tripel aspects a bit too much. Still, it's enjoyable.
07-04-2012 00:44:13 | More by n2185
Batch 300 from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.