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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)
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Tucquan:
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-29 in Columbia, PA

A - Deep dark brown with a 1.5-finger tan head and good lacing.

S - Rich roasted grain, light bourbon, vanilla, sweet cherry, chocolate malt. Nice but not over the top.

T - Roasted grain, char, semi-sweet chocolate, oak, light bourbon, not very sweet. Finishes with some sour dough bread, oak and roasted and hop bitterness. The bourbon isn't the defining element.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. A bit watery but still silky.

O - Comparing it with a recently-tasted Duclax Exile X-1 Imperial Porter, this is less sweet and has more of a sour finish. I liked the Exile better but my wife quite-preferred this one and would rate it higher than I have done so here.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 22:06:44 | More by Tucquan
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Head average (3 cm), creamy, light brown, fully diminishing
Virtually no lacing
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Overall OK, nothing spectacular. Very low on maltiness for an imperial porter

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Devil Bird Holiday Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
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