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

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very good

292 Ratings
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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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

How can a beer become faster...? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy sunshine blonde topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises white grapes, sweet biscuit, light peach (maybe it was white grape-peach juice to begin with?), light clove, mild sweet lemon zest, a twinge of mild tea, and a vague sense of general funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tea character coming through a bit more pronounced, some wild rice coming through in the background, and some spice mixture I can't quite parse pervading the proceedings. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an interesting amalgamation here, one that I don't think fully expresses what it wants to, but it was still pretty enjoyable in the end.

TMoney2591, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of JosephThompson
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

JosephThompson, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jvillefan, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Powderhornphil, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of N17shelfside
3/5  rDev -20.2%

N17shelfside, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jhillwastaken
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jhillwastaken, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Quafftastic, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ncaudle, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of KevinDiana
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

moonknight31, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

gillagorilla, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of savagepm
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of TysonA
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

imperialking, May 03, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Steve_Oldrati, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of alysmith4
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

alysmith4, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

orangesol, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DruRho, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of bespin15
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bespin15, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

drewone, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

derkfromwi, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Franch
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Franch, Feb 13, 2013
Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.