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!

Matacabras - Dave's BrewFarm

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

129 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dave's BrewFarm visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: darklordlager on 02-19-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

derkfromwi, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

cfh64, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

imperialking, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Gonzoillini, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -22.3%

ajzy, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of MNPikey
3/5  rDev -22.3%

MNPikey, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CCutch, May 29, 2013
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.3%

ejimhof, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of djschnabel
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

djschnabel, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%

This beer pours a clear, bubbly copper with a thin white head and no lace. The aroma is fruity and floral with caramel malt. The flavor is caramel and a bit of spice with orange notes. This beer has a lasting alcohol warmth and the mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Exactly like cough medicine. Daves BrewFarm matacabras is a decent beer, recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Interesting beer. Nice matured fruit tones are in abundance here, but they never get out of control. Carbonation bites a very tiny bit, but overall the feel is smooth. This is a good Belgian style ale that has some interesting (what seems like) Flemish character going on. I like it a lot and think it's very well executed for the style.

RblWthACoz, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

CWhite, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +3.6%

zonker17, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ZAP
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%

A-Deep burnt orange...whisp of creamy head

S-Sticky sweet malts with a bit of black pepper....yeasty....bready...nice...

T-I get a good dose of black pepper and anise....some cloves too..fruity (apples and pears)...some light breadiness...

M-High side of medium bodied...creamy...the peppery dimension keeps the sticky sweetness in check...

O-This is ok....not a big fan of the peppery/anise notes in this...well made beer just not my flavor profile...wouldn't buy again.

ZAP, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Sweet fruity spicey aroma with some brown sugar and hints of pepper and a hint of alcohol. Nice.
Copper/red amber. Pretty clear. Smallish head for style.
I bought a six pack about 1 month ago and the flavor has already changed some. Not quite as robust as the earlier bottles, but still flavorful and complex. The fruitiness has abated some and now is more malt forward. Nice tasty streak of alcohol. Dries out appropriately. Very faint hop. Nice spicy nip to the sip.
Moderate body and full carbonation.
I would say a bit of aging hasn't been friendly, so far, to this beer. So, drink it fresh. It's something special then.

garymuchow, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

GRG1313, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of KCM
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

KCM, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Pouts a mahogany / chestnut brownish red color with a large head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Nose is lots of fruity Belgian yeast notes with some cereal malts in it. Taste is caramel malt up front that moves to some spicy rye. Fruity Belgian flavors - raisin, plum, candied sugar, come in next. Ends a little dry and fruity. Full, smooth body. Overall, this is a good BSDA. Fruity and sweet as it should be but very drinkable. First from Dave's farm and my interest is piqued.

birchstick, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

VonZipper, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of TWStandley
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured into a tulip.

Appeared a burnt orange/brown color with a light brown 2 finger head.

Smelled a bit sweet with a definite belgian yeast presence.

Sweet with a bit of chocolate and possible some apple mixed in.

Mouthfeel was carbonated well, no heat from the 8% at all.

Overall an interesting beer, but one I wouldn't seek out.

TWStandley, May 24, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopstout, May 07, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Matacabras from Dave's BrewFarm
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.