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Devil Bird Holiday Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

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Devil Bird Holiday AleDevil Bird Holiday Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
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: 62 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

whatname, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

heerboth, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

spw109, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

HoppyBastard1, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

stealth, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

reizorc, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bigirishdrinker, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jbaker67, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

athomasPSU, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

hoppymcgee, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bandi, May 18, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather easy drinking porter, especially for a bourbon barrel aged beer, but has some complexities so it is one that is still interesting to sip.

Note: 2011 vintage

metter98, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I received this one as a gift (Thanks Output01x). Poured a finger of tan head over a deeply brown body. Nothing to see here folks. Head sticks around quite a bit, which is nice, but no lacing.

Deep chocolate, malt and coffee.

Up front is all malt...and the back end is all chocolate and dark coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Coats the tongue pretty well.

CFHMagnet, Mar 26, 2013
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ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
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marine1975, Jan 12, 2013
Devil Bird Holiday Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.