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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,058 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 63
Gots: 244 | 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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2007 Batch 5

Cloudy mahogany color yielded a tan smooth head. Nose is quite loaded with fig. Do get some caramel, mint leaves and alcohol. The nose translates the taste as this is a Fig bomb. I do get a mint and caramel background with a boozy finish. The feel is thick and alcohol laden. Just not my style, big and bold, but just not for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Me and my buddies found 2 bottles of 2007 Beast at a newly-opened wine shop in Chicago, 5.99 each. No joke. Popped one open that night in celebration of their birthdays.

A - Blood red, crystalline, no head. Big ol' yeast chunks flying around all willy-nilly. Not cool. I know this is cause of age, but I am have to rate based on what I have.

S - Heavenly Belgian. Big, big raisins, plums, figs, extremely sweet malt. No alcohol.

T - So sweet, even after all this time. Intensely strong taste, plums, raisins, figs, bourbon (peculiar, but tasty), caramel, juicy fruits. No alcohol burn. Incredible what 7 years can do.

M - Thick, viscous, all the calories you need. Sticky.

O - A wonderful experience with wonderful people. Awesome.

Trifecta1, Jul 06, 2014
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The Beast Grand Cru from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.