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Batch 300 - The Bruery

Batch 300Batch 300

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BA SCORE
88
very good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 157
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-09-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the day after Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold with an off-white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, spices, and yeast. There is a slight woody finish as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good tripel with some nice citrus qualities but I am not getting any real wood from this one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 07:50:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 21:36:17 | More by Sammy
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Haven Gastropub, Orange, CA 25 cl pour into generic tulip, $6, 8.11.11.

One finger white head small bubbles, clear deep gold body, medium dissipation with some carbonation visible and good lacing retained. Beer was served much too cold, was patient to allow aroma and flavors to develop. After warming fairly prevalent floral hop aromas for the style, some sweetness in the middle, minimal curacau and coriander notes, subsumed to the hops. Taste is fairly typical tripel up front then an onslaught of slightly bitter hops, lingering hop finish. Taste was well rounded, the use of wine barrels for a hoppy tripel was interesting. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish from yeast. Pretty drinkable once it warmed. I thought this was a very interesting beer, hybrid of Belgian IPA and a Tripel. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 21:38:50 | More by jdense
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dbmernin83

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An IPA triple? Brilliant! The best of both world stuffed into a great beer. Citra hops provide a crisp, bitter front with sweet yeasty sweetness rounding out the finish. Enough hops for the IPA lover and smooth enough for the Belgian coinesseur. Thank you Bruery for another great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2011 06:56:39 | More by dbmernin83
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dgilks

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a creamy but short lasted white head. Okay.

Big, citrussy citra aroma with apricot, mango and peach all present. Lightly grassy. Very mild vanilla from the oak. Nice.

Creamy, light malt with some fruity hops. Nice mild bitterness. A touch of oak and hint of yeasty esters and phenols.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation that works quite well.

A really cool beer. The American hop character combines well with the yeast notes and malt to deliver a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 10:45:29 | More by dgilks
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery

Look: Pours a orangish yellow color reminding me of apple juice. 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Citra hops upfront and hints of apple and alittle bit of a funk to it

Taste: At first you get a massive amount of the citra hops and that is followed up by traces of orange peel and apple cider

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation

Overall: This isnt to bad of a beer at all. Well done by the contest winner of this one. I couldn't continuously drink this beer but definitely could drink it a couple times a week. Its fruity and hoppy so if that is what you are into this beer is for you

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 17:28:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a big white head.

S: Smells "Belgian" at first. Lots of banana and spices coming through. There is a nice bit of sweet bready malt and candi sugar. A fair bit of citrus and even some mild vanilla. A bit of yeast in there, too.

T: Sweet malt and candi sugar really dominate the flavor. There is some citrus to the beer, but not as much as I picked up on the aroma. Somewhat bitter, especially for a Belgian beer. Lots of different fruit notes as well as some light yeast.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high.

O: I really liked the aroma of this beer, but the flavor didn't do as much for me. The bitterness really threw me off.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 17:37:02 | More by womencantsail
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augustgarage

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2011 16:40:38 | More by augustgarage
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Halcyondays

California

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap a Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with a medium white head, good retention, some lace.

S: Dandelion greens, pineapple, and some oak.

T: Tropical flavours with pineapple, papaya and mango with some tangerine. Some sweet malt, fairly hoppy, the oak adds a nice backbone.

M: Medium-bodied, very soft carbonation, creamy, smooth.

O: This is a real nice beer and an interesting take on the tripel style. The Citra hops add a nice touch.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 22:31:08 | More by Halcyondays
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a transparent orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated quickly and was not present while drinking. Medium active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Citrus notes of orange peel and coriander jump out right away. Buttery, biscuity yeast body provides a pleasant warm feeling. Oaky undertones even out the peppery spiced notes.

Taste: The oakiness of this brew is much more potent on the taste when initially hitting the palate. Lighter fruity tones of tangerines and oranges dance on the front. Heavier yeast tones take over on the second half of this brew and leave a dry texture on the palate which allows some lingering fruity tones to shine through. Oak and lingering spice character also makes itself known entire time while drinking.

Mouthfeel: Bright front which gradually fades to a darker, moderately dry finish. Carbonation was low but could be from the age of the bottle.

Overall: Included as an extra in a deal and I didn't realize that this baby had this much age on it. Carbonation was certainly pretty low but plenty of interesting flavors and aromas still present. Oakiness seems to be winning out at this point.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:29:05 | More by KFBR392
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with an impressive bone white head that persists forever and leaves lots of lace. Spicy and fruity aroma with a hint of bourbon and oak. Pepper, sweet candy sugars, light sweet fruit, pepper its all there. The flavor is sweeter than I expected with lots of sweet fruits and malts with a bit of caramel in there for fun. Some vanilla and bourbon oak midway through and a hit of alcohol right at the end into a fairly dry finish that does leave a bit of sweetness on the palette. Medium body with a high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice tripel, I quite enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:19:42 | More by johnnnniee
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n2185

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:44:13 | More by n2185
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.29.12.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a large fluffy cream-colored head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Hoppy citrus - oranges and lemons, some oaky wood as well.

T - Honey sweet, orange with a slight woody finish.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Woody and citrus sweet. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 03:54:46 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DoubleJ

California

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 300 = tripel style + oak cubes + Citra hops. It looks like just another Bruery experiment, but this recipe was created by a homebrewer who won the Batch 300 contest. Anyways, on to the beer:

That orangish yellow color looks like it's glowing. The head forms at a reasonable inch thickness and drops to a lace and leaves dots of lace around the glass. That nose comes as a change of pace. It's not traditionally a tripe by any means, but it still surprised me. Pear comes first, then the oak and licorice, finally the Citra hop brings a melon and pine note.

While the Citra and oak are east to notice, this beer remains delicate as per style. And it's on the tasty side, I might add. Honeydue, melons, oak. I'm not catching the base tripel besides the strength of the beer, but at the very least it's a good canvas for those two "special" additives. It's medium bodied, yet it seems lighter than that, thanks to its airy characteristic.

I've had a few tripels aged in wood, but I don't recall one that was as hoppy as this (unless you consider those Belgian IPA's to be hoppy tripels). As much as I love Citra hops, they did take some time getting used to in this eventually satisfying tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 06:44:34 | More by DoubleJ
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright and cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hops, grapefruit, oak, Belgian yeast esters, some spices, and a bit of fruity esters.

T - Starts off with some citrus hops with some grapefruit flavor and bitterness with some Belgian yeast esters in the background. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some more spice, light bready malt, and some fruity esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bitterness, Belgian yeast, oak, and some spice that linger.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter, dry, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. The strong Citra hops in this one add a really nice element to the Tripel style. The oak also gives the beer some good complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 03:15:02 | More by ngeunit1
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The veer pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin head that fades. The smell is incredible with notes of medicinal herbs, honey, yeast, and intense sweetness. The smell leads me to believe it's got a lot more than just Citra hops and oak. The taste is a smooth tripel with a honey-bitter aftertaste. This is a very tasty beer that seems to have held up very well, although it does smell and taste a lot more like a barleywine...

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:46:04 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Gobzilla

California

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an orangish brown in color with a thin head which left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of citrus upfront on the nose with a little belgian yeast character, slight tart notes and some slight spice notes.

T: the citrus qualities were much more potent on the palate alongside the belgian yeast notes, hint of spice and touch of booze as well.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citrusy, yeasty, and prickly finish.

O: overall I thought it was a solid triple and would definitely have some more of it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 01:21:19 | More by Gobzilla
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nataku00

California

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Took a while to dig this up from a box and drink it. Beer pours a golden yellow, hazy, with half a finger of soapy bubbly white head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin collar and a patch of bubbles. Plenty of fine carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is light citrus, lemon and orange, light fruity esters that bring up green apple flavors, bread malts, a light oak flavor, and a light spice.

Taking a sip, the oak presence is much more prominent, and is the first thing hitting the tongue, along with an orange zest bitterness. Some ester flavors come through as the beer warms on the tongue, but the beer is pretty citrusy hop flavor and oak dominant where the only reason I would think it's a tripel is because of the mouthfeel.

Medium body, and creamy due to the fine carbonation. Pretty interesting beer, but I think the oak is a bit too prominent now that this bottle has seen some age.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:52:19 | More by nataku00
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oline73

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden, light amber color with a finger of thick white head. There is a good amount of retention with some nice lacing.

Smell: There is a fruitiness that overpowers the Belgian yeast, but the herbal yeast notes show up. The beer is sweet with some alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Sweet from the malt with less of the fruit notes from the smell. There are some herbal yeast notes, with some bitter alcohol heat in the finish. I'm not a huge fan of the finish, but I enjoy the overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild and tingly carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: This beer is really close to being fantastic. The finish is a bit harsh. I wish the fruity notes from the nose were a bit stronger in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 01:37:33 | More by oline73
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raveskdr

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Thanks to Chris (radagast83 on the other site) for bringing this bottle.

A - Right in the zone for a tripell.

S - Yeasty with some Belgian funkiness. You also get slight spiciness.

T - Pretty average tripel. Belgian funk and spiciness that follows the nose.

M - Nice full mouthfeel. Taste doesn't linger.

O - Average. Well, slightly above. Not something I would ever drink again. Everything about this beer screamed "okay".

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 18:40:51 | More by raveskdr
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from futhurgone; Thanks Rob! Another want of mine. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for 1-2 minutes and leaves light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, oak/wood, fruity malts, sweet fruits, yeast, grains, bready malts, and some light spices. And interesting mix of citra hops and oak, with some lightly sweet fruits too. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, lemon, oak, sweet fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light spice, tropical fruits, light vanilla, grains, anf bready malts. Again, a little sweet but too much, and some nice wood and citrus hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and no real alcohol at all. Very easy to drink considering the ABV, a really nice body.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice tripel. It's hoppier then most I'm used to, but the citra hops miz very nicely with some sweet fruits and oak. Also very smooth for the high ABV; didn't feel like 8.2% ABV at all. A very nice beer I'd like to have again, and hope they brew this year for the RS.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:22:35 | More by mdfb79
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 20:52:02 | More by mdaschaf
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Nanoslug for sharing this one. Served in Lost Abbey teku glass. Second crack at this review as the site went down for maintenance minutes before I submitted the previous one.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body. Most beers look shitty in this type of glass, so this is pretty impressive.

S - Cereal grains, vanilla, oak, mild orange citrus hops, light Belgian yeast, and some cloying sweet sugary malts, particularly as the beer warms up.

T - Taste is a thankfully a bit less sweet, with citrus and stone fruits prevailing over the oaky vanilla and brown sugar flavors. Hops are less present here, and there's very low bitterness present.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, lower carbonation, juicy and sugary texture, and well-hidden alcohol. By far my favorite aspect of this beer.

D - To sweet for my tastes. Some spicy, estery, or phenolic yeast flavors might help cut the sweetness to a more balanced level. Perhaps it was better when it was fresh, but the mild hops and overly sweet malts makes this tough to drink in large quantities.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 20:52:51 | More by MasterSki
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ikantspel

California

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml into a house tulip

Pours an amazing zesty golden color with a full bubbly head thar leaves some lacing on the glass

Hoppy, some floral notes, and spices in the nose

Sweet floral hits right away followed by some strong earthy and piney tones. Finishes sweet.

This is more ipa than tripel. Somehow it just came together in an amazingly orchestrated way.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 04:59:07 | More by ikantspel
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mactrail

California

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attractive pour in the Affligem chalice. Plenty foamy but really nice lacing in the glass. Quite hoppy, but more of the aromatics. If this is Citra, give me more. I don't taste much oak. Orange and tangerine is the citrus overtone. Base of malty rich flavors. Quite tart with some astringency like grape skins. Sweet and hot. I hesitate to rate this as a Tripel. Call it an American Belgian IPA. But it's quite drinkable with that sweet, tangy, fruity taste.

By far the best beer, to my taste, from the Bruery. Big bottle from Hemet's finest, Mega Liquor. First time I had seen it. Seems to have aged well, but it's just been seven months.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 07:16:04 | More by mactrail
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Batch 300 from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.