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The Beast Grand Cru - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 67
Gots: 288 | FT: 15
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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Photo of McNazz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dar482
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

The beer is earthy, piney, and covered with caramel sweetness. There's a slight brandy alcohol flavor that comes through and the beer dries and bitters out. A good amount of pleasurable oxidation for an '11 vintage.

The beer tastes towards an aged American barleywine that Belgian style brew. The alcohol is extremely well hidden for its over 15% ABV.

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured into a goblet, my favorite glass for darker beers.

A - Pours an opaque amber/brown, head is fizzy to start, then settles to a nice 1/8" creamy head that seems to want to stay. It slowly shrinks to a very attractive thin layer across the top of the beer.

S - Very enjoyable aroma, smells likes raisin bread or dates with just a hint of alcohol.

T - First flavors are dates and molasses, very satisfying. The alcohol makes itself known at the end, but it's not overpowering which is surprising for a 16% abv beer.

M - Definitely a little sticky and chewy, and the flavor stays in your mouth for a good long time.

O - I like this beer. Definitely a cold weather drink for me. I kind of wish I was sitting outside around a fire. With the high alcohol it has a warming feel as you drink it.

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The Beast Grand Cru from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.