Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...
Subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest BeerAdvocate updates delivered to your inbox.

Imperial French Ale (Rum Barrel Aged) - Lavery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Imperial French Ale (Rum Barrel Aged)Imperial French Ale (Rum Barrel Aged)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 2
Hads: 24
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Morey on 01-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Hads: 24
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of codysjb
4.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of griffeyb
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, rum is present. Wheat, grass, some earthy notes, a little bit of citrus. Nice balance with some alcohol heat. (118 characters)

Photo of zac16125
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morey
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev n/a

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of heerboth
3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at the Revenge Of Instant Replay bottleshare held at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, citrus zest, wood, and rum aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, brown sugar, rum, wood, and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but pretty strong and boozy with the barrel aging. (728 characters)

Photo of Shandycan
3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Holmes698
4.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Bigirishdrinker
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of SlothB77
4.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On the nose i thought this was a sour. Sugary and sweet.

The taste is completely different. This one has a sugar cane sweetness that reminds me of a soda - somewhere between a Dr Pepper and a root beer. Or cream soda. Maybe a little coca cola in there too. And the sugar sweetness sticks to your throat. Definitely the influence of the rum. I am quite particular to this one. (377 characters)

Photo of tommyguz
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of skaboom420
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Imperial French Ale (Rum Barrel Aged) from Lavery Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.