1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Retribution - Greenbush Brewing Company

Not Rated.
RetributionRetribution

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LiquidBread219:
Photo of LiquidBread219
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

S -- The nose is pretty big on dark fruits and Belgian yeast smells kind of sweet really good nose on this one.

T -- Sweet up front like some sort of sugar you also get the qualities of a Belgian style with the yeast. In the backbone there is more Dark Fruits really nice taste.

M -- Medium bodied nice carbonation

O - Overall a nice Belgian styled beer really enjoyed it. I think Greenbush has a very diverse lineup and this is probably one of my favorite ones that I've had from them. I would try this one again really good stuff coming out of this brewery.

LiquidBread219, Apr 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

warnerry, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Gonzoillini, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of rolandboy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Shadteks
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Shadteks, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

zonker17, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of DCdevyl78
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DCdevyl78, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +4.2%

tommy5, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

buschbeer, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Inglewood
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Inglewood, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of DMarlinJ
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DMarlinJ, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stortore, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of creaghphish
4/5  rDev +4.2%

creaghphish, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

FreshHawk, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

StoutHunter, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Borganization
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Borganization, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Giggy, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ravot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ravot, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Brensol
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Brensol, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of CanisMajor
4/5  rDev +4.2%

CanisMajor, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

brandoman63, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

gratefulbeerhead, Aug 25, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Retribution from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.