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Big Deluxe - Ritual Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-23-2012)
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Big Deluxe from Ritual Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.