4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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86
very good

544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 49
Gots: 377 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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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

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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.

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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.