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4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

528 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 46
Gots: 373 | FT: 27
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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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-26-2011 05:53:07 | More by GarrettB714
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AlexandAbi

Indiana

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-30-2012 21:11:14 | More by AlexandAbi
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SageO

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-21-2011 03:18:22 | More by SageO
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M27

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-27-2011 01:53:28 | More by M27
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joefc

Oregon

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-10-2011 20:31:55 | More by joefc
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lackenhauser

Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-03-2011 04:05:43 | More by lackenhauser
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sind310

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-15-2011 05:46:22 | More by sind310
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eddiearmy


5/5  rDev +31.6%

01-21-2013 01:19:38 | More by eddiearmy
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-08-2011 15:38:06 | More by horrorspecialty
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burnheartsMKE

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-16-2011 02:59:10 | More by burnheartsMKE
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ashleylake

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-16-2011 00:30:51 | More by ashleylake
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Amdy

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-08-2011 08:33:13 | More by Amdy
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

A: Pours black with a thin tan head. Laces slightly. Pours with some carbonation.
S: Sweet malts, cinnamon spices, sugar.
T: Smooth caramel and molasses. So much malt and sugar sweetness.
M: It has some body, silky smooth going down.
O: For a Belgian Strong Dark Ale this is exactly what I want. I'm confused why this beer is only a B.

12-17-2011 22:22:43 | More by nrpellegrini
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +25%

08-14-2012 20:44:37 | More by Nickfellow007
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +25%

10-30-2012 04:13:38 | More by joshwith
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +25%

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GTB

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

08-05-2012 11:17:58 | More by GTB
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California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%

A - strong pour results in jet black body, and two finger, slightly tan head decent retention and lacing
S - all the different spices, but I cannot distinguish them
T - delicious, again i cannot distinguish the different spices, but they are amazing
M - very smooth and creamy, very easy to drink
O - amazing beer, i love everything about it

11-22-2011 02:58:33 | More by vicsju1991
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NWer

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +21.8%

Served on tap at the Elliott Bay Pizza & Pub in Mill Creek in a Duvel tulip.
Appearance is dark brown smallish head.
Take a basic Belgian Strong Dark Ale and spice it up for the holidays and you have 4 Calling Birds. Ginger on the nose and ginger in the taste. Sweet. Very sweet in the aftertaste that makes you aware of the upcoming holidays whether you're ready or not.
A fantastic job in my opinion. A great seasonal that blows your typical winter warmer away.
Buy this.
By the way, the 11% ABV is well hidden so be careful with this one.

11-01-2011 00:43:54 | More by NWer
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California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-13-2012 19:08:58 | More by bonbini26
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-22-2011 03:54:56 | More by mendvicdog
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sgoro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-25-2011 23:10:47 | More by sgoro
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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.