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Matacabras - Dave's BrewFarm

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BA SCORE
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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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-14-2014 00:39:11 | More by derkfromwi
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2014 23:46:05 | More by mattmarka1
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2013 01:39:33 | More by BillRoth
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-24-2013 22:31:30 | More by XmnwildX12
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-30-2013 00:28:27 | More by cfh64
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-05-2013 17:54:34 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-25-2013 00:15:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-14-2013 14:28:53 | More by ajzy
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MNPikey

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-09-2013 03:49:27 | More by MNPikey
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CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-29-2013 17:16:33 | More by CCutch
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-15-2013 22:47:40 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-30-2012 14:10:10 | More by ejimhof
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-17-2012 14:21:05 | More by djschnabel
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

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.

09-02-2012 03:44:18 | More by B967ierhunter177
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

08-27-2012 02:59:11 | More by RblWthACoz
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-17-2012 20:42:10 | More by CWhite
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-07-2012 23:29:54 | More by zonker17
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ZAP

Minnesota

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.

08-04-2012 16:39:46 | More by ZAP
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garymuchow

Minnesota

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.

07-29-2012 03:17:32 | More by garymuchow
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-21-2012 00:43:11 | More by GRG1313
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KCM

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

06-26-2012 00:15:25 | More by KCM
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birchstick

Colorado

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.

06-04-2012 03:56:36 | More by birchstick
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-03-2012 19:57:04 | More by VonZipper
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

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.

05-24-2012 21:16:57 | More by TWStandley
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-07-2012 02:45:34 | More by Hopstout
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Matacabras from Dave's BrewFarm
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.