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Imperial French-Style Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

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Imperial French-Style AleImperial French-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inpired by Napolean Bonaparte. The Irish and French were Allies during the period when Napolean was in power. French has a small brewing culture but their independence and culture is worthy of great respect. This ale is based around our house French saison blend. It features mostly pale and wheat malts and a hefty dose of sugar to dry this big boy out. Hopped and dry hopped with massive amounts of Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook hops to double IPA levels. So...is it a Tripel IPA? Hoppy saison, a new style? Who knows and more importantly, who cares. Beers like this don't deserve to be put into tiny boxes.

(Beer added by: Morey on 09-03-2011)
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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a large tulip glass a hazed burnt orange with a large blooming white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing as it settles.Alot of dark fruit in the nose along with mild funk, light lactic notes,brown sugar,yeasty spice,and mild earthy/leafy hops.A fuller feel is spot for a beer this size and flavor profile.Not Belgian IPA to me at all on the palate,alot of dark fruit,spice,alcohol,and a smattering of leafy hops in the finish.I don't consider this a BIPA for of a beefed up biere de garde or Saison,either way I think this beer is very underrated.

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75 cl

Pours a very hazy orange with a yellow-white head about an inch thick. Slow dissipation to a film.

Smells of apples, citrus, fresh grassy malts, and floral piney hops. Some rosewater in there and maybe a hint of candi sugar.

Apple and lemon tartness over a mildly bready malt with coriander and a piney hop bitterness at the end. Some white wine grapes in there too.

Full body with light tingles of carbonation throughout.

A pretty decent strong ale in a Belgian style with notable American influence. Enjoyable with a decent balance and a solid aroma and body, but the flavor edges towards being cloying. All in all, very good and worth trying, but on the rich side and something you'll want to share or pace yourself with or you might get sick of it.

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Imperial French-Style Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.