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4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

529 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 374 | FT: 28
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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a very dark brown, settles into the glass as a cola-colored body with a very thin tan head. Aroma is that of an old spice kitchen, lots of licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, prunes. Taste is much of the same, a lot of licorice, lots of bitter and earthy spices, lots of bready malt sweetness present too. It's a big, bold, spice-filled beer, a little too overwhelming as far as the spice and sweetness for me to enjoy it, but the alcohol is barely noticeable for a 11% beer.

08-30-2014 01:19:01 | More by stephenjmoore
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-10-2014 14:21:54 | More by thatoneguymike
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-12-2014 13:18:05 | More by DrunkinYogi
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-07-2014 01:26:27 | More by GClarkage
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BigV

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-03-2014 17:08:16 | More by BigV
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 02:31:03 | More by wrightst
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-01-2014 12:38:15 | More by Brabander
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jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-02-2014 16:53:01 | More by jadler16
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-04-2014 03:14:52 | More by afsdan
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-23-2014 16:04:12 | More by greenspointexas
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-18-2014 05:29:25 | More by CDCNAM
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-18-2014 04:13:47 | More by oso
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2014 13:23:52 | More by HopsintheSack
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-26-2014 15:01:52 | More by Griffith
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-16-2014 01:35:13 | More by DersOne
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stevefinny

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -67.1%

02-13-2014 14:23:43 | More by stevefinny
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Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2014 20:25:56 | More by Chuggernaut00
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-04-2014 00:49:26 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2014 03:01:24 | More by oriolesfan4
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-21-2014 21:47:27 | More by Callmecoon
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Zach1251

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-21-2014 16:12:58 | More by Zach1251
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cosmicevan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

01-19-2014 21:13:03 | More by cosmicevan
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-19-2014 05:20:29 | More by Kelp
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bauermj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-17-2014 13:13:15 | More by bauermj
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-13-2014 22:01:40 | More by mattmarka1
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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.