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Retribution - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: monitorpop on 10-29-2011)
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Reviews by Fanhitter:
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Fanhitter


3.43/5  rDev -10.7%

12.14.2012 at Ashley's Westland on draft.

Looks like a Guinness in the glass; has more to do with the lighting in here, as in actuality, its got a nice deep dark brown color to it. The head dissipates rather quickly, but when this beer arrived, at first glance, it was a dead ringer for the black gold.

Smells very nutty and floral, like a mild Belgian brew sans the sourness. An earthy aroma is present as well, followed by mild malty smells.

Tastes very nutty and light, a mild saffron flavor comes through an otherwise densely cocoa/malt/weak coffee note. This is a unique beer to say the least; a burp brings up a roasted chestnut flavor that is blatantly sweet. The finish is rather dry and bites as a high ABV should.

For a brew crowding 9%, this is exceptionally smooth. I have a feeling a bottling of this might be a bit tougher to get down, but this is easy drinking. It reminds me of an imperial porter but lighter and a tad syrupy.

Overall, this beer is a great "starter" before moving onto other beers. I don't think I'd order this if I've already had a few. However, it is sitting nicely as an end-of-the-week beer, before I get home and pour another. This is one where the flavor profile is worth tasting, and after letting a buzz settle in, would be a waste. I dig the subtle flavors here, and would chalk this one up to a one-beer sitting, rather than throwing this one in on a night where I'd drink multiple brews.

12-14-2012 22:42:57 | More by Fanhitter
More User Reviews:
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warnerry

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Pours a very deep amber with three fingers of creamy tan head. Head has good retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S -- Candi sugar, nice dark fruits, some Belgian yeast, a bit of chocolate. The brewery describes this as a hybrid Belgian ale. I'm assuming they mean a hybrid between a dubbel and a bsda based on the aroma.

T -- Candi sugar up front, with Belgian yeast, some chocolate and dark dried fruits. A bit of spice leads into a rather dry, slightly bitter finish. Nice.

M -- Medium slightly sticky mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish.

O - An interesting and tasty Belgian style ale. Greenbush seems to have a good handle on some diverse styles, which is a good foundation for a new brewery. I look forward to trying more from them.

11-05-2011 02:16:59 | More by warnerry
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On draft at Farmhouse, served in a 12 oz. Duvel-esque glass.

Appears black with tawny brown edges in the dim light, rusty auburn and opaque when backlit. Ample head of tan foam, lacing some initially. Lasting retention, fades to a thin broken skim.

Yeasty phenolics, some apple sweetness and spiciness, caramelized sugars.

Bitter earthy taste, a little toasty, finishing dry. Alcohol isn't completely hidden, mouthfeel is a little rough with coarse carbonation and slight alcohol presence. Overall its warming on a cool night, and pretty good flavor wise, but not one i'd seek out again.

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Retribution from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.