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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:
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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 05:46:11 | More by TMoney2591
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-05-2013 23:53:24 | More by JosephThompson
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jvillefan

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-25-2013 01:44:52 | More by jvillefan
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-21-2013 02:27:33 | More by Powderhornphil
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N17shelfside

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 18:24:21 | More by jhillwastaken
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Quafftastic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-12-2013 23:20:42 | More by Quafftastic
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-07-2013 19:29:54 | More by KevinDiana
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-02-2013 17:14:09 | More by moonknight31
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gillagorilla

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 23:49:35 | More by gillagorilla
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-07-2013 14:38:33 | More by DeutschesBier
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-06-2013 01:25:13 | More by savagepm
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TysonA

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2013 15:21:27 | More by TysonA
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-03-2013 19:12:37 | More by imperialking
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:13:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-24-2013 01:05:50 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-24-2013 03:37:59 | More by alysmith4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-20-2013 01:05:40 | More by orangesol
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-19-2013 01:12:20 | More by DruRho
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bespin15

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2013 16:22:22 | More by bespin15
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-02-2013 01:56:40 | More by t0rin0
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-21-2013 05:31:37 | More by drewone
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-14-2013 02:26:11 | More by derkfromwi
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-13-2013 18:16:08 | More by Franch
Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.