Collaboration Series: Go Team! - The Bruery
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3.73/5 rDev +6.6%
750ml, Spring/Summer '12
A: Pours out like a red ale: hazy cloudy amber color. I guess you could use Mahogany. Reddish hues. Two fingers off white head. Lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom. Bottle conditioning.
S: Smells of Belgian yeast are there. Some peppery hints. Clean euro hop varietals. Some mild bready malts. Maybe light nuttiness. Some candied sugar.
T: Right on the tip of the tongue, you get that Belgian yeast spice and some hop bitterness. Prickly carbonation throughout. Drinks thinner than it looks. Really sessionable. Sweet bready malts that leave you with a little nutty flavor. Definitely those candied sugary notes. The finish is crisp and dry.
M: Light leading to medium. Low ABV and easy going down.
08-08-2012 13:26:00 | More by inlimbo77
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
3.58/5 rDev +2.3%
750 mL bottle. Props as always to JRSD for being my Reserve Society trustee, and this one was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.
Go Team! pours a murky mahogany, with some nice cherry highlights. Three fingers or so of very light tan foam quickly come together atop the beer, before fading away shortly after. Lacing is minimal. The nose is nice, split pretty evenly between some candied raisins and light, delicate clove phenolics. The flavor profile isn't quite as robust, as the balance between dark fruity esters and clove like phenols is interrupted by a slight bready malt middle that makes the whole beer come across as a little more dull. The body is nice and light and lean, but the carbonation just doesn't have the liveliness that the best Belgians do. Go Team! is a decent sessionable Belgian, but it doesn't really distinguish itself.
08-06-2012 04:36:30 | More by axeman9182
3.55/5 rDev +1.4%
750ml bottle. Labelled 4.7%, not 4.8% ABV. Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours a slightly hazed copper with two fingers of tan foam. Settles fairly quickly to a thin covering. No lacing.
Aroma of bready malt and candi sugar. Fruity esters. Some spices.
Flavor is mildly sweet malt coupled with the fruity notes from the nose. Finishes fairly dry and clean.
Light bodied with medium-high slightly-sharp carbonation.
"Mild Ale" is a good description. Tastes good, and is sessionable and inoffensive.
08-06-2012 03:57:49 | More by brotherloco
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
On-tap at the Bruery
The beer pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head. Most of the aroma is bread and toasted malt. The Belgian yeast gives a little bit of a peppery character, but I was hoping for some banana to it. A rather simple, straight forward aroma. The flavor has a bit more sweetness to it than does the nose. Toffee to go along with the toasted bread. A hint of yeast and a mild spice on the finish.
07-30-2012 20:51:15 | More by womencantsail
4.05/5 rDev +15.7%
Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is brown and slightly hazy. Aggressively carbonated. Off white head of small bubbles with low retention but the fast carbonation holds the head up for a bit.
Aroma is sweet and mildly yeasty perhaps some raisin or candi sugar.
Beer is light and sweet. Nice yeast and a wet finish quite enjoyable and I appreciate a Bruery beer that isn't too heavy just simple and good. Love the low ABV too. Hopefully this is a sign that more sessions beers are on the way from the Bruery. I would have it again.
07-26-2012 14:30:02 | More by drabmuh
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
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
3.78/5 rDev +8%
Bottle from DovaliHops, thanks!
A: pours a light warm copper with 1 finger beige head, dissipating in about a minute.
S: notes of spices, light citrus fruits
T: getting more spices and nectarines. Nothing too overwhelming but it is very refreshing.
M: light-med. very dry, thinking of champagne. would have liked a little less carbonation on it.
O: Very refreshing beer for summer. the spice/nectarine combo i get with this is tasty. this is something I can't get in FL, and i'm glad i got to try it out. Not sure i would trade for it, but if it was available i wouldn't hesitate to have it again.
07-08-2012 19:27:55 | More by ediaz
3.93/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.
A: Lots of bubbles and a frothy head. A dappled surface on top of a highly translucent nut brown beer.
S: I was not expecting this sort of nose from a "Belgian Mild Ale." I can definitely see the BDA classification, and it has some of the rich, spicy fruit I've come to associate with BSDAs. A light tartness or yeastiness as well.
T/M: Incredibly light. Which is great for the mouthfeel, so effervescent as to approach champagne quality. Dry, light, spicy, and puckery. Definitely interesting. The flavour, however, is somewhat anaemic. Some biscuity, buttery malts followed by an endtaste of grassy, peppery, fresh yeast. Bright fruit is suffused with a welcome, but understated tartness. Subtle flavours that are unravelled after many sips. A beer of startling complexity.
O: A worthwhile beer, a good Belgian, and a fine collaboration. Still, not everyday fare and not something I'd go out of my way for.
06-25-2012 04:15:42 | More by AgentMunky
3.8/5 rDev +8.6%
750ml bottle poured into my Devil's backbone glass. It poured brown orange in color with a thin, spotty, bubbly head to it. The head all but disappeared pretty quickly though.
The aroma mixes tart, crisp fruits, a little citrus zest and an earthy belgian yeast spice. I get some notes of apple, coriander, orange peel, clove and a little caramel. Pretty good aroma overall for the style, everything seemed pretty well balanced.
The taste shows more of the crisp, sweeter, fruits to it with notes of both apple and grape to it. Some of the zesty citrus flavors come out towards the finish. The earthy, slightly herbal yeast spice is more noticeable in the finish as well. As it warmed I started to get some hints of caramel and a touch of dark fruit. Again, the flavors feel pretty well balanced.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it was a pretty good beer. It's not a bold or extreme, but it was It was pretty flavorful, easy drinking and pretty well balanced. It was especially flavorful considering the low abv. Relative to other beers in this alcohol range, I'd say it compares pretty favorably.
06-23-2012 21:04:32 | More by billab914
3.93/5 rDev +12.3%
On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room in Placentia, CA.
Pours a clear copper with a beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, malt, spice, and some yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with a light spice bitterness after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
06-19-2012 00:47:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.95/5 rDev +12.9%
The Bruery Provisions
Copper and dark rust in color with a fairly large light brown head that billows up quickly, stays for a while, and eventually settles down to a moderately sized film atop the beer. This leaves spots of lace down the glass. Appropriate and pretty for the style.
The aroma is a pleasurable enough combination of bread and yeast, with a touch of dark fruit. Pleasant, though very simple.
The flavor too is quite nice, especially for the style. The yeast, bread, and hint of dark fruits make for an incredibly drinkable combination.
Medium to full body with moderate-high carbonation--marvelously drinkable.
I really enjoy this, especially for the style.
06-07-2012 02:32:53 | More by ehammond1
3.25/5 rDev -7.1%
On tap at The bruery
A: Very nice amber with a moderate head. Slightly cloudy.
S: I catch a more mellow belgian character with very faint banana. They were brewing a batch in the background and it is overpowering the glass.
T: Belgian mild is a perfect desrciption. Biscuit flavor with malty finish. Not much to this.
M: Higher carbonation, especially for a Bruery beer. Light body and crisp. Very crisp and nice for summer.
O: Not one of my favorite Bruery beers. Very mellow Belgian. A nice beer for newbies or friends who aren't into craft beers.
06-02-2012 00:48:19 | More by thetastywort
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
1317th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
Purchased from provisions for $8
App- The color of a late sunset with a bit of caramel brown mixed in. Starts out lighter on top and darker on the bottom. A nice two finger eggshell head. Had some bubbles vs. cling in the glass.
Smell- I am going out on a limb and saying this is like a dubbel/quad/kvass minus the boozy notes. A small yeast note with some bready malts.
Taste- A bit of a flat cola flavor with a ton of earthy bready malts. A little like rye to me. Its unusually like a KVASS just amped up. Very light and very mild.
Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit of a Rye Kvass like finish.
Drink- A good collaboration. I can tell this will be a polarizing beer. You either love it or hate it. I liked it. It was a nice layered little beer.
05-28-2012 15:50:47 | More by FosterJM
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
Collaboration Series: Go Team! from The Bruery
80 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.