Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder - The Bruery

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 17
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Collaboration with Dogfish Head.
Full name is "Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder (Gradually, Quietly, Steadily)"
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Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a brilliant gold with excellent clarity. Has 4 fingers of loose white head that’s made up of giant bubbles that dissipate slowly. Very lively champagne-like carbonation. A really lovely looking beer.

N: Apple juice, pear, clove, candy cigarette sticks, white grapes and hints of kumquat.

T: Apple juice, golden delicious apple, pear and notes of kumquat (similar to an orange) upfront. Mid-palate brings in white grapes, candy cigarette sticks (yeah, the chalky ones), clove and notes of lemon. Finishes with a light barnyard funk, hay, white wine and perhaps some coriander.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, extra dry, clean and refreshing.

O: I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Crisp apple and white grape throughout with lighter notes of pear and kumquat. Some light spices and funk in there as well. The kumquats come off sweet and citrusy rather than sour as I expected. Very easy drinking and at 8.25% the alcohol is not noticeable at all. Very refreshing.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, Nathan!

(Aged for 6 months)

Hazed golden with a moderately sized near-white head. This leaves thin lacing down the glass.

The aroma consists of citrus and melon, along with a bit of yeast, grass, and spice.

This is a somewhat fruity example of the style, along with mild yeast character, bread, and grass. This isn't particularly interesting, but there's nothing flawed here either.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

A fine enough beer, though too expensive.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a full glass of snow white rocky meringue that eventually becomes a slight hazy bright yellow body with a racing carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The lemon aroma blends with sake yeast and a light cream and black tea note in the finish. Otherwise it is pretty clean.

T- The slightly salty lemon flavor is bright with a touch of tartness and a soft medicinal spice finish. There is some citrus pith flavor that grows in the aftertaste but there is no bitterness to it.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat but the texture is very filling.

O- This beer has an interesting lemon flavor with some very subtle sake flavors. It is pretty clean and not a lot of depth comes through.

Photo of quirkzoo
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow with three fingers of fizzy white head. Lots of spicy Belgian yeast on the nose, definite clove and nutmeg. Good but somewhat one dimensional. The taste is more of the same, dominated by the spiced yeast character but with a touch of fruitiness. The mouthfeel was a little thin but still good. Overall, I was sort of confused by this. It says it was brewed with sake yeast but it felt more like a Belgian tripel to me, but then it was a bit thin, almost saison-esque in that way. I should have expected the unexpected from DFH but if I didn't know the backstory I would have said this was an unremarkable tripel. Worth trying once, but I won't be going back to it.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Bruery "Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder" in collaboration with Dogfish Head
25.4 oz. bottle; no apparent freshness dating

Appearance: Poured from a long-standing chilled bottle it's a crystal-clear deep gold. Specks of what might be protein, or possibly yeast or spice, can be seen resting in suspension. Very fine bubbles stream steadily upwards, helping to support the rocky bright-white head. It seems fizzy and highly carbonated at first, but that doesn't seem to be the case as it settles down quickly. Perhaps there's just not enough to the body to hold the CO2 in? Or not.... Unfortunately, the head doesn't hold for very long, and the lacing is limited as well. That must be due to the use of rice in the grain bill, and I think that can be forgiven as such. Subsequent pours rouse the yeast from the bottom of the bottle and it's quite hazy, taking on an almost orange color (and rounding and filling the flavor as well). So, as I don't think it's intended to be clear, and I actually much prefer the cloudy version (in both appearance and taste) let's go with that. Don't bother to be delicate with this one.

Aroma: Interesting. Spicy. Cedar-like. I'm thinking coriander, and there's a slight suggestion of cardamom as well, but I don't think either one is right. Lots of fruitiness makes it's way through, and there's a sweetish malt component to it. It's oddly alluring. It's somewhat tropical with a hint of papaya and melon, but also a spritz of lime and orange.

Flavor: So, the kumquats definitely come through, not that I'd know what they were if that information wasn't included on the label. It's an interesting fruitiness that has a bit of tartness to it, but which is also somewhat sweetish. And of course the spice is there. Ginger really comes through, and it leaves a tingle on the tip of the tongue by mid-glass. Whatever else is in there I really haven't got a clue, except that there's some kind of pepper to be sure (ahhh, maybe that's the source of the tingle on the tongue). Interestingly, it's a kind of basic beer in a way (I guess the closest thing I can liken it to as an example is a Belgian-style witbier), but it's also really complex. The rice flavor is also apparent, and along with the sake yeast, is probably what really makes it so unique. Together they're probably also whats giving me the impression of 'cedar', or some type of dry wood - although spicy dryness should not be ignored either, in that argument, as the spices really lend it a dry quality. It's certainly not as sweet as the aroma suggests it will be. It finishes dry and spicy with a myriad of flavors going on - and to a certain extent, that's where this beer shines.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly fuller than I thought it would be given the pour and dropped head, but also a little bit more carbonated than that visual inspection suggested. Everything considered, I think it's spot on: any more carbonation (or less body) would allow the spicing to run roughshod over everything else; and any less carbonation would leave it dull, just pulling everything down into a muddy mess.

Conclusion: Quite fascinating. It's initially an interesting beer just because it's so unique, but then layer upon layer of delicate complexities reveal themselves - all beneath an umbrella of some very firm peppery spice - yet it's not overdone! With everything going on here, this could easily have been a train-wreck, and yet somehow they managed to pull it off unscathed, and to a certain extent, in perfect balance. If you are a true connoisseur of beer you should seek this out before it's all gone because it's truly unique - I can think of a few beers on a global scale that are similar, but there are none that are the same.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger of white head. Translucent yellow with decent lacing.

Smells like a stanky wheat beer, not the good kind.

Tart but not sweet; I'm guessing that is kumquat. Potent spice but light in body and relatively dry. Champagne-like in taste, I guess.

Fluffy texture, if that makes sense.

Kinda neat. Worth the price? Maybe, but since it's a relief effort, it's for a good cause. Also, it's a saison. Just sayin.

Photo of socon67
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had for Thanksgiving toast.

A - Pours orange, cloudy, and with some sediment swirling in the glass. A hearty white foam rests on top. Minimal lacing.

S - Some sugary sweet smell of fruit. Has an earthy spice scent, but not easy to place.

T - Initial taste is sweet. Not sure if I taste kumquats, which is what is listed on the bottle. But it is a fruity flavor of grapes, peaches, and some citurs. Spciy notes finish the flavor prfile. A bit peppery, and maybe a cinnamon flavor too.

M - Carbonation makes this a cocktail beer. we had this to toast the holiday meal, and I'd find this the appropriate way to enjoy the beer. The combination of seet and spices is a bit heavy and not the best to enjoy with a meal.

O - Decent collaboration, and from 2 cool breweries I enjoy alot. Worth trying, not worth trying again. Just a fun beer to share with a group once.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lord Hobo- poured a translucent yellow color with no head, no retention and no lacing.

Smells mostly of yeast, then a little malt and skittle spice (maybe nutmeg).

Tastes a lot like it smells- like yeast and slightly malty with a little hood towards the end.

Mouthfeel is very lively- thin but well carbonated. Good brew but not my favorite blonde.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy yellow/light orange. Big head that overflows the glass.

Smell - Saison-ish in its spice notes. Lemon citrus with a dose of sugar. Peppery. Belgian yeast notes.

Taste - Really lacking the taste to back up the smell. Tough to tell if it's a BPA or a saison or neither. Sweet and peppery in the finish. Bitter with lots of Belgian sugar and yeast flavors. Less interesting than the nose.

Mouthfeel - Light, but a touch sugary. Overly bitter in the finish.

Overall - The flavors are decent, but uninteresting. Lacking the explosion of flavors this bottle advertises.

Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml capped bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with a couple fingers of shiny and frothy bright-white head. This retains with some sudsy ringing around the edges of the glass, leaving back some thick and patchy swathes of lace. The aroma smells sticky, fruity, and spicy all at once in the nose, with notes of ripe tartness, bready sweetness, and spicy yeast.

The taste continues this, with a sweet and sticky mix of fruit and malt on the palate that leads into a steady spicy dryness that totally parches the back of the throat. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sprightly carbonation that dances those flavors around in the mouth. I will say that any alcohol warmth here is fabulously well hid here the ABV, with it mostly just adding extra fullness to the flavors.

This was interesting. Almost like a Saison crossed with a sparkling cider at times and while I actually liked the lively feel here it’s unfortunately contradicted a bit by the high alcohol and overall chewiness of the flavors. This was worth checking out but I’m glad that I was able to split the bottle with someone.

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a a pale straw yellow with a two finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, fruit, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, spices, kumquat, fruit, and subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was an okay brew. The aroma on this one was very Belgian Pale Ale-ish as was the flavor. I do like how they were able to incorporate the kumquat into this one, but it just fell short for me. Worthy of trying for any true ticker out there, but fell short of my expectations.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml. poured into a Burley Oak tulip

I think this is one of the few Bruery beers that says, "best consumed fresh" and doesn't explicitly say that it was bottle-conditioned. However, I love DFH and the Bruery (from what little I have had), so when I saw it for cheap ($15 compared to $36), I had to get it.

A: It poured with a nice thick head, which diminishes quickly and leaves no lacing. The color is a deep muddled gold that is cloudy/hazy. There is fine particulate sediment in it as well.

S: There is a sweet smell but also a sour funk combined with yeast like a good lambic or gueuze.

T: It is all yeasty with only a hint of sourness and funk at the end. The sake yeast likely doesn't help, seeing as how I've had it in cider and it produces a most interesting and different taste in beer and cider. There is almost no aftertaste, it is almost palate cleansing and recedes rapidly.

M: There is a lot of carbonation here but it dissipates quickly in your mouth like a flash in the pan. The coarseness is quite sharp.

O: I couldn't finish it, so instead it will be turned into expensive bread or some other kind of food. It might have been a bit better fresh, but the sake yeast does weird things to beer. However, it is a nice bottle. This is probably one of their worse beers, especially with this much age on it, but I love DFH and this is another one that I can say that I had.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A billowy white head stands dominantly atop. Apple juice coloring has a neat clarity on the first pour showcasing the strong and lively carbonation factor that rises at a moderately quick pace. Patchy lacework on the inside. Really appreciate at times a pale beer, which is so hard to do and often covered up with speciality grains.

S: The aroma was a bit of pale lemony grains, light and not much else memorable about it.

T: Crisp flavor, again very sharp with some hay and buttered grains and lemony notes. Apple juice, soft musky nature with a dash of peppery spice, tropical fruit and a sharp acidic bite. A soft leave of noble warm flowers, and woodsy pine/lemon hints.

M: Sharp intense and bubbly mouthful, light medium body.

O: like the grain body here, but the spicing failed to jump out at me, especially since this is labeled a spice/herb beer. Good, but not great considering the two breweries involved.

Photo of akorsak
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 mL capped bottle. I forget where it came from through, and no distinguishing price tags to boot. In a snifter.

A: Beautiful, the clearest, cleanest golden yellow that I've seen in a long time. Not an imperfection to be seen. A steady stream of bubbles illuminates the ale, drawing further attention. A white head, dense, moved past two fingers on the first few pours and left ample lacing behind.

S: Fruity aromas mingle with a dry yeastiness, more Belgian than not. The sake yeast adds further dryness. The fruitiness is fleshy, a nice pairing with the yeast. The color, suggesting a pale Japanese lager, doesn't water down the scent.

T: Sweetness upfront, followed by malty breads in the finish. Fleshy fruits, paler varieties, drive the sweetness. Yeast adds to it, adding drying along the way. The ale is well carbonated, to the point of champagne. The bready finish picks up but fruitiness is the lasting hallmark of the ale. Interesting, spritzy and flavorful enough to keep me interested.

M: The yeast does a nice job of directing the flavors; sweet at times and dry bread at others. These collaborations have a nice twist to them, plenty of flavor without much of an alcohol side effect.

Photo of Beejay
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Much thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

A: A pale yellow pear in color, clear and topped with a tall white head.

S: Citrusy and fruity, you can definitely smell a hint of the sake yeast. This has a similar smell to the Saison du buff, although I'm not sure if they used any of the same spices it certainly has that herbal/spice tone. Lemony citrus, and herbal notes.

T: Very interesting. The first taste is a somewhat subdued preserved lemon peel flavor. There is a bit of a tart kick I would assume from the yeast. There is a slight herbal/earthy thing in the finish, the kumquats come out more in the finish with some bitter citrus peel flavor. I almost pick up a hint of coriander in there...

M: Light in body, although I think that part of the lightness is coming from the very fine, and abundant carbonation.

O: Overall a very interesting beer. I tried kumquats for the first time and being a homebrewer, I thought that it would be interesting to use them in a brew.. I was thinking perhaps a saison, this seems to be a pretty good example of what one might taste like. Certainly a change of pace, and it's nice to see breweries helping out a good cause.

Photo of mindlucent2007
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder poured into a tulip glass a hazy, light golden color body with a bone white, foamy 1-inch head. Lacing that lingers on this great looking brew. Smell is dominated by a sweet and sugary rice-like character and the Sake yeast is apparent. A unique spicy scent that is incredible exists. The taste is rather relaxed and a subtle sweet Sake and rice runs the show. It's a bit grassy with clean and crisp malts noticeable. A mild spiciness resides throughout each sip. Moderate carbonation for sure and no alcohol is detected. A medium weight brew with a smooth wheat aftertaste. A really well-balanced and interesting brew. All of the ingredients seem to gel in this one nicely and the unique choice of kumquats made the deal adding a subtle citrus character to this mysteriously gentle but spicy ale.

Photo of smakawhat
2.17/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A huge amount of white foam off the pour that seems to settle down a little slowly. Has lots of styrofoam like retention. Body color is a cloudy lemon yellow, kind of dull looking.

Nose has some very noticeable movie theater popcorn. I call diacetyl. Nothing much else seriously, where is the fruit on this thing? Some mild spice that is impossible to pinpoint through this butter mess. I get nothing else. Not good.

Taste brings a mild spicy sharp orange, but also a pledge like chemical bitterness. Sharp orange finish is very fleeting on the palate finishing with nothing else to speak of. Butter taste just keeps on coming as I drink this and it warms up. Wine like alcohol warmth, and a vinous texture, I rather like this feel and good carbonation. Some very faint light wonderbread white bread toast.

This is a mess, and for the amount I paid for this, not happy. I am about ready to give up on collaborated beers, they just seem to be frankenstein horror shows all the time no matter who is involved, this is no exception. I enjoy oaky buttery sensations, but not this kind of thing. Yikes a complete failure.

Photo of jsanford
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a hazy orange-peach with a fizzy white head that settles to a slight mound in the center.
S - Fruity aromas of citrus, peach, wheat, and coriander-like spices. Yeast profile is very unusual, you can tell that it's different from a "usual" yeast, but I don't know it "sake" would be my first guess.
T - OK, there's the sake. More fruity peach and citrus flavors (I suppose that's pretty much what a kumquat tastes like) with some delicate spicing.
M - Light and spritzy, with a medium-thin body and fairly sharp carbonation. Very light and refreshing!
O - A very unique beer that work well, this was a great collaboration.

Photo of mindspin315
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Weyerbacher tulip. The carbonation was booming as it was poured and quite loud. Snap, crackle, and pop loud. White soapy looking head settled down really quick to only a small bubble ring around the glass. Hazy clear yellow with a grey hue. Looks funky. Scattered carbonation bubbles streaming through the body.

The sake aroma is very noticable with a big hint of fruitiness and buttered popcorn. I'm not all that familiar with Kumquats and their smell, but I believe that's what I'm getting here. Vanilla bean, lemon, and a sweet sugary aroma are big on the nose too. A very mild funk sits in the background. Very much reminiscent of a Triple/Golden Ale with a heavy fruity nose.

Sake, rice, green pepper, black pepper, and lemon flavors on the palate. Very high carbonation lends its way to a decent amount of dryness. The carbonation is a little too sharp. The mouthfeel is medium bodied...but the overall flavors become thin because of the carbonation. If it was toned down I think some more of the fruit/spices would come through. I'm left with an astringent palate that has a pepper flavor lingering. The pepper is actually a real highlight here and makes me want to go back for more. The peppery/spice notes became more prevalent after I poured the rest of the beer with the yeast into the glass.

Overall this beer shines with a nice aroma that has an inviting fruit note to it and a pepperiness that sits on the palate after the finish. These are two nice highlights of this Collab beer. A toned down carbonation level would've made this beer a heck of a lot better. With that said it is a beer that fails to hit a really good mark. It has a couple highlights but overall it really fails to deliver. Worth a try to say you've had it, but most likely something you won't return to more than once or twice.

[78/100]

Photo of jmarsh123
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy straw with a 3 finger white frothy head and good lacing.

Heavy barnyard funk aroma. Lots of malty sweetness with just a little spice.

Starts off with a sweet malt presence. Like the nose lots of barnyard funk, but there's a weird sweetness in the aftertaste that isn't especially pleasant.

Mouthfeel and carb are ok.

This one is a miss for me. Just overwhelming sweetness, with not a lot of complexity. I'll pass on another.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow amber. Lively two finger medium white head on pour, settles quickly to a ring with no lacing. Aroma of light fruit, caramel malt, very light spicing, reminiscent of a Marzen. Taste has light fruit, light citrus, neutral malt finishing dry, sake yeast effect is evident. A touch of wild yeast flavor at the end, probably from the sake yeast. Carbonation and spicing gives this a peppery, lively taste and finish. Light to medium mouth feel. Not quite my style (a bit too dry on the finish), but complex, well made and pleasant to drink. I'm glad I tried it.

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy dark amber color with a 3/4 inch head that soon drops down to a 1/8 inch head. Spotty lacing.

S- Smells like your typical saison. Fruity with some yeast fumes.

T- Very light and drinkable for the ABV. Basically tastes like a light, summery Belgian pale. The kumquats provide a tartness that plays off the yeast characteristic nicely.

M- Crisp and tight with lots of fizz from the medium-high carbonation.

O- Good across the board. Worth $13.99 a bottle? That's speculative.

Photo of ShanePB
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle
Served into a tulip glass

A: Crystal clear golden colored body with a seriously active stream of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Fluffy and foamy white head gathers to about two fingers in height. Once the bottom of the bottle was reached, the sediment mixed in and the clarity degraded into a hazy mess.

S: Faint sweetness, Witbier-like spices, bread, pale malts and an overall graininess to the aroma. It smells like it has a Witbier base with some interesting layers on top of it. I can't say I've ever smelled a fresh kumquat so I'm not sure what I'm looking for in terms of flavor (other than it's a fruit).

T: Light grain, pale malts, more bread and a crisp/quick sweetness towards the mid-palate that's gone almost instantly. I'll assume kumquats. The spice comes in at the back end, rounding this rather one-dimensional profile.

M: Light and crisp, high carbonation with a bubbly feel on the mouth. This makes for a very easy drinking, and rather refreshing beer.

Bottom line, this was sort of boring. I had this in the cellar since last year so I'm sure it lost some characteristics. Nothing great but certainly drinkable.

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head fades to a thick ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet with a rather strong grape note. Kind of wine like, I'm assuming that is coming from the yeast.

Taste: Tons of yeast coming to the front of this beer. It has a mild herbal quality to it along with a fruity sweetness. There is a hint of white wine with some alcohol heat and a mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy yet aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I was interested when I saw this was made with sake yeast. I thought the overall flavor was a bit muddles, but not unpleasing.

Photo of cwguy5
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanks to jisom123 for this one!

A - clear yellow-golden color with super thick, foamy head that hung around as a slowly bubbling lava-like layer

S - green apple, coriander, belgian yeast (though i know it states sake yeast on the label), slight bitter citrus/kumquat

T - much like nose but even more delicate

M - light bodied with peppery carbonation; very saison-like body and presentation; very light, mild linger

O - i thought this was very much like a saison. complex, sometimes floral, sometimes hebal, notes were complimentary but not outstanding. the kumquat came out more as it warmed which was a good thing imo. glad to have tried it.

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Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.