1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Collaboration Series: Go Team! - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Collaboration Series: Go Team!Collaboration Series: Go Team!

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

81 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear red-brown with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, touch of nuttiness.

T - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, some nuttiness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a fruity and lightly sweet finish.

D - Great mild Belgian Dark Ale. Complex and well balanced.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice red and brown color, some ruby edges to it, soft off white head, only about 3/8" in depth.

Aroma was a nutty maltiness, almost like a red ale, but then it had a very faint Belgian aroma, super mild banana to it, dang, why can't hefe producers makes them something a little more restrained yeastwise like this is.

Very mild flavor profile. Its there. It still shares some characteristics flavorwise comparable to a red ale. But a belgian red with belgian yeast. Cereal grains. No hops, but a weird bitter bite to it, unwelcome in a low abv mild beer like this. Very bready cereal type stuff going on, even if the thickness and viscosity still remains in session country.

A little dark fruit aspect in the mouthfeel. Some spice accoutrement that isn't welcome. Dark candy additions. Complex, yet mild, yet not mild enough. I don't see this beer being made again. I'd frankly prefer the Ovila Dubbel to this any day.

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of KAP1356
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jaylib
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Shirin
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of rudzud
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of BeerThursdays
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of AgentZero
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of NickT1218
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jsanford
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BlackTuesday
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of 12owls
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of MikeRMII
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.45/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Collaboration Series: Go Team! from The Bruery
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.