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4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

522 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 522
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Spiced Strong Dark Ale. The Twelve Days of Christmas series continues! We took inspiration from the traditional winter warmer for our fourth verse, integrating gingerbread spices into a robust dark ale. Notes of licorice & banana bread mingle with dark fruit, molasses and bitter chocolate for a perfect cold weather sipper!

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-25-2011)
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Duhast500

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from s 22oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice.

The color is a dark black with a finger of brownish head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is malty with some nice Belgian yeast flavor there in the nose. Some nice dark fruits are there in the nose as well.

The taste is toasty with some nice chocolate flavor in the dark malts with some nice spices. This is sweet all over with some nice dark fruit flavor with some banana peel and some nice fig flavor that is steady throughout this beer.

The feel of this beer is a bit medium bodied but is trying to be a little heavier than it is. The alcohol is just the thing to push it over the line too. Big with this 11% punch it is sweet then hits with a bit finish. It is a really nice seasonal beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 08:17:20 | More by Duhast500
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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.