Collaboration Series: Go Team! - The Bruery
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2.45/5 rDev -30%
Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.
3.0 A: Murky light amber color. Two and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is pretty good, but just a tiny ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Dry graininess. Minerals. Toasty and bready malts. Pepper from the yeast and a touch of clove. Other than this spiciness, this smells a hell of a lot more like an English mild than any sort of Belgian brew.
2.0 T: While the nose could pass as an English mild, the taste can't really pass as anything. Bready and toasty with an overabundant yeastiness. Minerals again. The spiciness in the nose is hard to track down in the taste. Too much yeast taste without enough "beer taste."
3.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Yeasty chewiness, perhaps too much actually.
2.5 D: Not a big fan of this. I go to the Bruery for big, sticky boozy beers, not 4.7% Belgians. Glad I only got one bottle of this.
09-03-2012 01:02:29 | More by DavoleBomb
2.73/5 rDev -22%
I must admit i had high hopes for this going in. I've liked the few Bruery beers I've had, and I Eagle Rock is amazing, and my sister's home brewery, so I presented this to share with my parents.
It poured the colour of someone's dip cup. Almost a caramel, but with more brown to it. There was a beautiful big pillowy head that lingered for a while, but once it faded it was gone and there was no lacing left.
The smell is somewhat sweet, and hearty; almost like a good winter stew. Earthy tubers and some wet corn.
The taste follows suit, with a mild sweetness that's dominated by what I can only describe as a that same wet corn malt flavour.
There is not much carbonation, but it finishes fairly easily and goes down smoothe.
As I previously mentioned, I had envisioned good things from this collaboration. I am underwhelmed. It just kind of comes off as a forgettable liquid cereal. To top it off, as I was writing this review, the beer miraculously (I SWEAR I DIDN"T TOUCH IT [ok, I bumped it with my elbow]) threw itself upon my keyboard, spilling onto my computer. It was an omen.
07-09-2012 07:14:34 | More by kemoarps
2.9/5 rDev -17.1%
The bottle opens with an assertive hiss and pours into the glass a deep orange copper color with a huge white head that takes forever to subside. Smells of dark fruits and caramel with bits of pepper and spice. It smells pretty good, a bit sweet and seems like something that's going to be bigger than 4.7%. The flavor up front is pretty good with lots of dark sugary and fruity flavors that you would associate with a mild ale. Then the yeast takes over and it gets a little weird. A little peppery and a little salty and earthy. Light body with a fairly dry finish, excessive level of carbonation and a sweet almost salty mouthfeel. Its nice to try something different every once in a while, but this one just didn't do it for me.
07-22-2012 23:32:23 | More by johnnnniee
3.19/5 rDev -8.9%
Share with rudzud.
Erupts slightly and pours a nice fluffy but fizzy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, lots of soapy lacing, super murky mahogany almost purplish red like color.
Nose is lots of Belgian aromas, lots of esters, light phenols that present a booze that's like 8-9% instead of less than 5%. Some biscuit, dark caramel syrupy like malts, but still seems light. Fruity esters mostly take over, hint of Belgian yeast spices too. Not bad so far.
Trade starts with a light bitter tart fruit, super over carbonated and a bit of infection like. Yeasty, light biscuit malt, light Belgian dark malts and candy syrup. Hint of Belgian yeast spices, faint esters and phenols, taste like it should be boozy but not really. The faint infection like taste really destroys the beer. Hint of dark fruits and nuts, but somehow feels really light overall. Finish is drier, a weird light hydrogen peroxide taste from the ridiculous carbonation and infection like funk, very light feel, light fruits and nuts, sticky syrup.
Mouth is lighter bodied, waaaay too much carb, and overall feels thin for what it should be.
Overall not great, nose is nice, but the taste really dies, slight infection, weird hydrogen peroxide, way too much carb, very thin, just bleh.
02-03-2013 20:52:04 | More by jlindros
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy mahogany color with a half finger of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: Malt forward and mild. Not particularly sweet. I'm getting mild hints of cherry and amoretto with a slight Belgian spice.
Taste: Not as interesting as the smell. Malt forward with some mild Belgian spice and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The fruity notes aren't here. Kind of boring but not bad.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This was an alright beer but not very interesting. I loved the name, it was perfect for the olympics.
08-08-2012 01:40:23 | More by oline73
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
Pours a very hazy reddish-brown color with a medium yellow-white head that disappears quickly. Scent is very tame...with some Belgian yeast...along with some German yeast/malt that could easily be mistaken for. A bit of banana and spice. Taste is malty and sweet at first, with some pleasant fig and plum flavor. Quite spicy with a lingering peppery feel on the back of the tongue. Very well balanced and just plain out easy-drinking of a beer. Kinda reminds me of a very light Belgian dubbel. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, I understand what they were going for with this beer...and they definitely achieved their goal. It just isn't my style when I'm wanting to enjoy a Belgian-style beer, let alone a session beer. I have a feeling there are going to be many more people who love this beer than dislike it.
05-28-2012 09:27:24 | More by DovaliHops
3.23/5 rDev -7.7%
Shared with JLindros and poured into a Kate the Great tulip.
A - Poured a muddy off chestnut hue with a killer one finger white head head that just slumped slightly and hangs around indefinitely.
S - Aromas of sweeter sugar malts and Belgian fruity esters. Smells deceivingly good. Very good.
T - Taste is a metallic disappointment. Malty Belgian esters but...slight fruits . Those metallic off flavors is just ...meh. unfortunate. Very unfortunate.
M - Mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated here which explains why it was a slow gusher.
O - Overall I was very disappointed with this provision series beer. Glad I only had the one bottle.
02-01-2013 23:05:31 | More by rudzud
Collaboration Series: Go Team! from The Bruery
80 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.