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Devil Bird Holiday Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

Devil Bird Holiday AleDevil Bird Holiday Ale

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A festive name for a holiday beer, right? Based on the Irish tradition of carrying a dead wren through the streets on the day after Christmas. Will be available usually the week after Thanksgiving and will be very (very) limited release. Packaged in 1 liter flip top amber bottles & our recipe and style changes from year to year.

2011 - Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels

(Beer added by: Morey on 12-25-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2013 Bomber at 42 degrees into goblet
Aroma – bourbon
Head average (3 cm), creamy, light brown, fully diminishing
Virtually no lacing
Body dark brown, cloudy – bottle conditioned
Flavor begins lightly sweet with hint of vanilla; no hops, no diacetyl, no alcohol, not very malty
Ends slightly sweet
Medium to full palate, oily, lively carbonation

Overall OK, nothing spectacular. Very low on maltiness for an imperial porter

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 13:49:19 | More by Ozzylizard
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A: The beer is essentially jet black in color - faint hints of red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of bourbon from the barrel aging process.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate malts along with hints of roasted malts and bourbon along with a slight amount of bitterness. Hints of oak also become noticeable in the finish as the beer warms up.
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Devil Bird Holiday Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
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