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

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Imperial French Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Morey on 01-11-2014)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jzeilinger, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jshusc, Oct 02, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

keags_beer, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark ruby red with a slightly off white head.

Smells of some dark fruits, sweet malt, and bourbon.

Flavors of raisin, plum, bourbon, and roasted malts are not perfectly balanced, but tasty nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is what I found wonderful about this beer, warm, sweet, and bourbon burn to finish!

Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how good I found this, very tasty and would drink again.

larryarms847, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

codysjb, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Dicers, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

bruindre, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mklisz, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

emottram, Jun 14, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 5/31/2014.

A- Hazy amber-brown body with a foamy two finger white head with a long retention time, streaky lacing as the head dies down into a moderately thick film with staying power. Honestly, this is not a very pretty beer- it reminds me of gross lake water.

S- Lots of grapefruits, tangerines, pear. Some graininess, oak and a bit of sweet booziness. This smells great; very aromatic and interesting.

F- Presumably, the bourbon is the source of a fusel-like character throughout the beer which is also accompanied by grainy wheat & malt, oak. The citrus character so present in the nose is muted on the palate. Some floral character comes out near the end but make no mistake, the booziness makes its presence known through and through.

M- Medium body, carbonation is on spot. Finish is the aforementioned sweet bourbon flavour that leaves a muddled finish as if it can't decide between dry or resinous.

O- Couldn't put a finger on what this beer was trying to accomplish, but it certainly went big on the booze. The nose smelled great, presumably it was generously dry-hopped; didn't quite translate to the palate which had plenty of overpowering rum flavours. If you enjoy a nice booze bomb, hit this one up. If I had my druthers, I'd say this seems to run in the French Biére de Garde tradition (like Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien) with a nice New World spin with the dry hops and bourbon.

Stevedore, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

lunarbrew, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tommyguz, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Texasfan549, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Shandycan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Morey, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

HoppyBastard2, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

tobelerone, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

ShadyJay, Jan 14, 2014
Imperial French Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.