4 Calling Birds - The Bruery
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:
Dark brown colored and closing in on black with ruby brown hues. Immediately, the spice notes of 4 Calling Birds are noted. It's like a gingerbread note, whipped with raisins, dates, and plums.
As expected from The Bruery's strong beers, the high alcohol content is hidden well in 4 Calling Birds. Strong spiced gingerbread is reflected all around, the additional notes of raisins, dates, figs, and The Bruery's house yeast make this a dandy and very Belgian in character. It's full bodied, and has a texture that nearly syrupy.
A bit spicy, yet still a fun beer to drink. If you can wait, ddding a little age to the beer may make a more rounded beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2012 18:30:12 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks for tossing this my way scottbreaks! Split with the mrs into 2 bruery snifters. Had the BA version not too long ago and dug it.
a - brew pours dark purple/brown with a nice light brown head with really nice retention.
s- nose is fairly festive with gingerbread and old spice over plum.
t - leads with the belgian dark and finishes with the spices afternthey wash over they flavor mid sip.
m - a bit heavy handed on the carb for a bruery beer which aren't usually this fizzy. That said, this is way lighter than your average 11% brew.
o - overall not quite as nice as the BA version, but not bad. Happy to finally pick up where I left off in trying the beers from this series, but aside from the series, these are fairly run of the mill beers from an otherwise phenomenal brewery. I wouldn't hunt it down for any other reason.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 21:13:03 | More by cosmicevan
4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.