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4 Calling Birds - The Bruery

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very good

554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 49
Gots: 377 | FT: 31
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:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-25-2011

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!
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Ratings: 554 | Reviews: 189
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

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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.

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