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Matacabras - Dave's BrewFarm

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87
very good

129 Ratings
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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)
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darklordlager

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second offering from Dave's Brewfarm out of Wilson, Wisconsin. Nice label work on this one.

A: Poured into a snifter an opaque dark golden, with muted garnet highlights when held to the light. Half-inch medium-tan coloured head with a grayish tone that dies down rather quickly to a mere covering.

S: The rye pops out right away, and is kept company by a sizeable amount of fruity esters. Not much "American Hop" character as the label had me expecting. The spicy rye and esters rule the show. Light alcohol in the background as it warms, and an earthy quality emerges.

T: Mild dose of fruity hops and sweet malt up front, moving into the esters found in the nose. The fruitiness moves into an earthy character near the finish, then allowing a nice spicy rye character to take over. Light brown sugar. Mild bitterness creeps in to mingle with the rye, but is subservient. Interesting light "herbal" quality that is hard to place--could be the hops or something else. Alcohol makes its presence known after it warms, and a light breadiness emerges.

M: Medium carbonation with a light-medium body.

D: A pleasant and interesting beer from a great new brewery. Personally I would like to see the hops cranked up a bit (perhaps some late-additions or dry-hopping to add some complexity up-front). The rye character keeps it interesting and adds great depth. All and all, an intriguing and tasty beer--I look forward to see what else Dave's Brewfarm has in store!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 03:29:25 | More by darklordlager
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Matacabras from Dave's BrewFarm
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.