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The Beast Grand Cru - Avery Brewing Company

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The Beast Grand CruThe Beast Grand Cru

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87
very good

1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 56
Gots: 232 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  16.83% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18:00% ABV

(Beer added by: Crosling on 01-29-2004)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. I'm honestly not a fan of Avery's normal line-up. They are a bit too hoppy for my taste. But these big beers like The Reverand, Samaels and The Beast are in my opinion, world class. The Beast pours a beautiful color and just the right amount of head. The nose is fruity and provides a solid hint at how stong this ale is. The taste is astounding. Sweet but not too sweet. Very well balanced. It's a good thing it's so expensive because these things go down way to easy. -And at 14.9% ABV, you could get yourself into a heap of trouble if you're not careful. I highly recommend The Beast.

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The name is most definitely not misleading on this one, it is a true beast. Batch 6 (2008) with ABV at a sweet 16.31%. Beautiful sweet smell from all of the sugaring agents and a taste that will blow most others out of the water. Somewhat strong alcohol burn but evened out by the smooth flavor and soft aftertaste. Reddish brown in color and medium to dark haziness. High alcohol content makes this a great candidate for aging. Wish I had a couple cases to get me through the year. Unfortunately I bought this out of town and can't get it here but I can't wait to get another chance to enjoy this beast once again.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 19:23:23 | More by BigDank
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The Beast Grand Cru from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.