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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 292
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Collaboration with Dogfish Head.
Full name is "Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder (Gradually, Quietly, Steadily)"

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-15-2011)
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bmf0

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.4%

12-20-2012 16:51:35 | More by bmf0
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jriggins6

Colorado

1/5  rDev -73.4%

08-27-2012 16:26:07 | More by jriggins6
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

11-21-2012 03:38:20 | More by IPAchris
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nlmartin

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer was served in a wide mouthed goblet. A bit too chilled to begin with 15 minutes on the counter and its in the zone.

A: The body of the beer is a clear peach coloration. Very lively carbonation. Nice thick white head with major retention.

S- A confusing jangle of spice hits me in the nose. Prickly pepperyness from alcohol, yeast or is it actually coriander? A bit more spice that I cannot put my finger on ginger. Subdued citrus aromas waft around.

T- Lots of spicey peppery ginger notes assault may palate. The spice combines in a train wreck fashion with hot alcohol. Citrus is noted on the back end along with the fruit pith and zest. Oddly enough I find the Kumquats sucessful. Just a bit too out of whack for my taste.

M- The light body and crisp carbonation almost lift this beer up. I think if the spice was dialed back a hair it would have improved.

O- This beer isnt a drain pour but I wouldnt go out of my way to drink this one again. I expected alot more from DFH and The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 15:25:56 | More by nlmartin
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mojiboo02

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was my first drain pour. The phenolic taste made it smell and taste like drinking band aids. I made it through about 4 ounces of this brew before I let her go down the drain. The appearence was nice and a well finished brew, but I couldn't get through the olafactory hues on this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 18:35:01 | More by mojiboo02
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smakawhat

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:00:22 | More by smakawhat
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SirSketch

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Pale gold color throughout with a sticky soda pop-like head.

S - The yeast character dominates. Smells like a still fermenting, with a lot of bread dough aroma. Even a bit tart smelling like a damp sourdough starter. Underneath is a slight orange aroma.

T - Lots of fruit upfront, including tons of coconut flavor. Not a good coconut, though, but more like suntan lotion. Tangy citrus, too. Not particularly bitter, but pretty astringent.

M - Medium-bodied and effervescent. Actually pretty drinkable given the taste.

O - I know they were trying to push the boundary of traditional styles and flavors, but this beer is a sloppy mess of undesirable flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 03:06:31 | More by SirSketch
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.6/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:24:06 | More by jmarsh123
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pperez38

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

08-17-2012 14:40:37 | More by pperez38
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flannelman808

California

2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Brewery-Dogfish head: Faster Bigger Better Boulder 2011...

A:  hay colored with a little haze and a barely off white head with a thin rim.  Lacing is poor-ok.

S:  Jelly belly flavored buttered popcorn jelly beans. Also it speaks to honey glazed, funky overripened/rotten fruit.  This reminds me of caramel cheddar popcorn and red candied carnival apple (carnie included).

T:  stewed kumquats (which might have actually happened in the boil now that I think of it), a hint of citric tart bitterness. Its flavor is much better than the rancid nose leads on.  Overall this beer is a shade above god awful.

M:  lingering and slightly bitter.

O: This beer I's not all that unlike hardboiled eggs. It smells like early death and tastes like you could get is anywhere.  

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 07:41:26 | More by flannelman808
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jlb502

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-20-2011 05:17:53 | More by jlb502
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-03-2012 00:41:50 | More by kevgod
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N17shelfside

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-11-2013 01:45:27 | More by N17shelfside
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-12-2012 07:38:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-08-2012 22:43:07 | More by nmann08
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MrFootstones

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-15-2011 17:02:20 | More by MrFootstones
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brystmar

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-28-2012 07:24:35 | More by brystmar
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MordorMongo


3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-13-2013 21:34:01 | More by MordorMongo
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kevboat

Nevada

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-22-2012 23:38:08 | More by kevboat
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cssosprey

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-01-2012 01:54:09 | More by cssosprey
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GrumpyJunglist

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-16-2012 23:49:14 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-09-2013 17:22:55 | More by ncaudle
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pdmoore714

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-09-2014 20:23:53 | More by pdmoore714
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-04-2014 00:52:02 | More by yourefragile
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-20-2011 06:38:23 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.