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The Beast Grand Cru - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 64
Gots: 260 | 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 10 (2012): 16.00% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18:00% ABV
Batch 12 (2014): 16.1% ABV

(Beer added by: Crosling on 01-29-2004)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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t2grogan, Oct 09, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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jeffdillon, Oct 08, 2014
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cdwil, Oct 07, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark amber/red with very little head. The aroma was strong dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon. The taste matched the smell, with the alcohol very prominent along with fig, apricot and date flavors. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and smooth, considering the high abv. Overall this was a pretty good beer, although a little heavy on the burn side.

timontheroad, Oct 07, 2014
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TboneRN, Oct 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Deep, dark ruby explosion of fruity complexity covered with a thin layer of lacy foam.. Sip slowly and allow it to warm as the high alcohol warms you. Savor each drop for its multiple fruit flavors; plums, dates, raisins and figs. Full bodied and port like. Make sure you have time to settle in and relax while you enjoy this one.

blange3, Oct 01, 2014
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msanborn, Sep 29, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Batch 8. Pours a deep dark red orange. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, dried plumes, Belgian yeast and honey notes, citrus and orange marmalade. Taste is a combination of all the aforementioned aromas and nuances. Palate is a full rich body, slight creaminess and full flavored. The finishes is a combination of sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, fruity notes of dried fruit plums and honey followed a good kick of bitter hops and a good punch of alcohol on the end. Aroma becomes overwhelming as it warms up. Overall seems A bit too strong for my taste.

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
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The Beast Grand Cru from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.