4 Calling Birds - The Bruery
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
Woah this is one heck of a BLACK body going on here perhaps a hint of brown... however, a simple foamy nice light brown coffee tan head in appearance.
Nose is gingerbread. Truly. How does that happen? Brown spices of nutmeg, and sweetness abound. Behind that a nice biscuit like feeling of graham crackers. This is impressive.
Chewy dark malts, mixing in with gingerbread. A good pleasing simple mouthfeel, lots of molasses that are tolerable on the finish without a sweet sugar rush. Not too dry either. A nice quinine like finish towards the front of the palate that lingers. No sense of alcohol heat or booze.
Overall as described this beer delivers as it mentions which is very impressive. Have to score it high. Liking this ginger angle, and it's not a sugar sweet bomb, I call drinking win.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 03:45:21 | More by smakawhat
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.