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Collaboration Series: Go Team! - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
80
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 05-05-2012)
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jaylib

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-22-2013 06:43:17 | More by jaylib
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Shirin


3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-11-2013 03:23:23 | More by Shirin
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 20:52:04 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 23:05:31 | More by rudzud
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

01-17-2013 23:47:19 | More by Thorpe429
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

01-09-2013 02:20:56 | More by BeerThursdays
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-04-2013 21:55:43 | More by mhaugo
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2012 22:30:11 | More by AgentZero
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NickT1218

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-14-2012 04:02:13 | More by NickT1218
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jsanford

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chestnut brown with a fluffy ivory head that never really fades, resulting in a 2-finger cap. Light aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Kinda reminds me of a Dubbel. Taste is pretty similar to the nose, more toffee and caramel, dark fruit, and phenolic Belgian yeast. Not bad, and I get what they were going for, but really nothing special. Mouthfeel is light and drinkable, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. Just an ok beer, nothing to get excited over.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 23:32:31 | More by jsanford
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Gobzilla

California

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a brown in color with pale yellow highlights and a very thin head that left almost no la cing sticking to the glass.

S: some banana sweet belgian yeast was noticeable upfront on the nose with toffee, hints of dark fruits, slight pear notes, brown sugar sweetness and mild booze coming through as well.

T: toffee brown sugar sweetness was more apparent on the palate alongside belgian yeasty character, sark fruits such as raisins, pear indertones, some slight tart character and boozy accents which were well balanced.

M: the brew was nedium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, dark fruity, yeasty and a thin and sticky finish.

O: I thought it was a solid dark belgian all around. But was a tad thin.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 07:04:18 | More by Gobzilla
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

11-07-2012 03:33:29 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-04-2012 16:26:20 | More by Mister_Joshy
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BlackTuesday

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-03-2012 20:29:19 | More by BlackTuesday
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +42.9%

10-23-2012 16:34:36 | More by joshwith
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12owls

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

10-09-2012 09:52:07 | More by 12owls
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MikeRMII

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-18-2012 05:19:23 | More by MikeRMII
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:02:29 | More by DavoleBomb
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.19.12.

A - Pours a dark brown-amber with a large, explosive light tan head. It's very fizzy and fades very slowly.

S - Fruity, spicy, and some Belgian yeast.

T - Mild spice and Belgian yeast in the background, but pretty muted.

D - Good carbonation with a thin body. Belgian yeast hits you on the finish.

O - Mild and thin, not the best Bruery beer I have had, but nice if you want something lighter.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 06:28:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mdfb79

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 08/24/12 notes. Got this by being a member of the Reserve Society. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a hazy reddish brown color with two fingers of fluffy light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of dark fruits, fruity malts, spices, molasses, sugar, toffee, bready malts, and toasted malts. Some nice fruity to it; quite nice.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits and fruity malts, followed by sugar, bready malts, toasted malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose and a tiny bit too sweet for me, though still nice.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, pretty smooth body and very easy to drink. Very nice.

o - Overall I liked this one more than I though I would. I think this is the lowest ABV beer I've had from the Bruery so far and would consider it a success. ots of fruit and sweetness to it mixing with some caramel and bready malts, and quite easy to drink. Would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 23:16:54 | More by mdfb79
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a clouded color of light brown with an effervescent yellowish tan head that surges up to 4 fingers and collapses pretty quick to a thin film across the top. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a half finger of bubble formation around the perimeter of the glass. A light swirl effortlessly revives a finger back to the top.

The smell of this brew is sweet like belgian candy sugar mixed with toasty grain to bready elements. Faint citrus to fruity hops are noted in the background. There is a little bit of carbonic quality to the backend of the aromatics which isn't surprising considering the high level of carbonation.

The taste reiterates that belgian candy sugar aspect with a flavor of bread to toast, mild toffee and a lingering caramel sweetness that has a light touch of fruity character. It is somewhat earthy with a hop flavoring towards the back and a very mild kiss of fruity alcohol ester. The belgian yeast is felt with a spicy component of clove.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation that is just too much. It is light and easy drinking with a solid belgian influence with both yeasty esters and seemingly belgian style candy sugar aftertaste. It is a light and refreshing beer that I could see myself throwing back on a hot day mindlessly. However, if looking to have your taste buds wow'd, this isn't a good choice. Fans of mild ales will most likely take a big liking to this as it isn't taxing to the palate. My only gripe for this brew is that the carbonation level is so high that it is not only distractingly fizzy on the tongue but some of those carbonic flavors carry over in both the aroma and flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 01:32:37 | More by stakem
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kk73

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-21-2012 07:54:07 | More by kk73
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pperez38

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

08-17-2012 14:37:48 | More by pperez38
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-16-2012 16:14:22 | More by duceswild
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birchstick

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

08-15-2012 03:50:01 | More by birchstick
Collaboration Series: Go Team! from The Bruery
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.