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4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

533 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 533
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 375 | FT: 29
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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5/5  rDev +31.6%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

AlexandAbi, Nov 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

SageO, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

M27, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

joefc, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

lackenhauser, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

sind310, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

eddiearmy, Jan 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

horrorspecialty, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

burnheartsMKE, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

ashleylake, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Amdy, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of nrpellegrini
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

nrpellegrini, Dec 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

joshwith, Oct 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

wisrarebeer, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

GTB, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of vicsju1991
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

vicsju1991, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of NWer
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

NWer, Nov 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Callmecoon, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Varkias41, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

sgoro, Dec 25, 2011
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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.