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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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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 314 | FT: 18
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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 01-29-2004

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
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Photo of bonkers
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review # 666 poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a snifter. My bottle is from 2010, 16.1% alcohol. The pour is murky, and muddy, big white head. The aroma has alot of alcohol, caramel sweetness. The first sip hot alcohol is all you notice, once you get past it the raisins, and honey shine through. The beer is very sweet, and the finish lingers with hot alcohol. The body is medium, good carbonation. I felt this was a nice treat for review 666. I enjoyed it, if they could tone down the alcohol a bit it could be even better.

Photo of alexhahn82
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 15.07% ABV in the batch I had.

A - Amber with a cloudy reddish brown color.

S - Sweet, honey, malt.

T/M - WOW. This a a phenom! Overload of honey with a tate of belgium like yeast at the end of the first "flavor wave" and finishes with a medium almost salty sweet finish.

O - Man, I'm torn on this one in a good way, extremely intense flavor, but no hint of the 15.07% ABV this has in store for you.

PP (Price Point) - $8.99 for a 12oz bottle that is 15.07% I would definitely say this is a must try and a good value for the money!

Photo of Klym
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to expedition for the bottle! Poured into a lost abbey tulip.

A: A light translucent brown builds into a brown-hued black with a slightly roasted head that looks creamy and leaves creamy lacing that dissipates shortly.

S: Major fig and raisin (avery specialty it seems) with some rummish heat and a tad of dark cherry tartness.

T: Rum-soaked raisins (think another reviewer was right on with this) with majorly sweet fig, date and plum piled on top with some hop biternesss for character. Some rummish heat in the taste but less than you'd expect with the monster abv (my bottle says 15.07%). Has a heavy raisin/date sweet aftertaste.

M: Medium, maybe slightly heavy bodied with some fruit like stickiness in the afterfeel and some heat burn in the top of the mouth. It all fits with the taste though and I don't find the mouthfeel too knockable.

O: Not a bad beer. Avery does the dark fruit flavors well and this beer only pushes that reputation further. I could imagine enjoying this beer with a dessert, but on its own it maybe a little too much flavor and alcohol punch. I continue to respect avery as a solid brewery, and this beer only continues that trend.

Photo of JayS2629
4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Amazingly sweet and delicous desert beer.

Pour leaves a dark copper beer, hazy and the head fades immediately. Lacing is ok.

The aroma has sour notes of vinegar with a big malty molasis and brown sugar background.

The taste has no sour notes. Full of toffee, brown sugar, molasis, dark fruits. Dates and rum soaked raisins. Big honey domination with sugary notes througout. Woody notes and some earthy hops in the back. Very sweet and complex.

Thick and vicious with boozy burn, but nice balance for such a high alcohol beer.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2006 vintage courtesy of kingcrowing a ways back. Served in a Mikasa goblet and split with Amyliz4.

Pours a muddy garnet-brown with a thin off-white head that falls quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing, a thin collar, and a nice galaxy swirl. Nose brings forward all sorts of dark fruits plus a strong coat of brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Slight cherry and beautiful oxidation. Flavor is so mellow and smooth. Quite complex and incredibly delicious. Thick, chewy body. My only complaint is that there really isn't much yeast presence here. However, the booze is nearly non-existent and the malt has done wonders. Oxidation has done its duty on this beer. Well done.

Photo of fastd03
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of Avery's high-alcohol content beers. I found it at a nearby store, and knowing Avery, I bought it in part for this reason. I liked it. But if you have an aversion for strong beers that taste almost as if somebody dropped a shot in them, this beast is definitely not for you. The bottle listing is actually 16.2 (rather than the 14.90 ABV listed here), and that extra 1.3 must give it a bit of extra alcohol flavor.

So, if you like extra strong Belgian-style beers, you should give this one a try (at $13, it's not something to get 4 of without having tried it first), but if you aren't so enamored by the style, this is one you may want to pass up.

Photo of feylure
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh my goodness wow. I've worked my way thru the other two beasts, and this one is quite an amazing addition.

Appears as a extremely dark amber, but it's filtered; you can see thru it, but still, it's an extremely dark amber color.

Smell is straight up like sweet malt and raisins. There's also a bit of alcohol in the smell.

Taste is crazy awesome and BOLD. It's thick, sweet, bold-caramel-like in the feel and taste until the raisin flavor really comes out over everything. It's a floral, non-bitter flavor with tons of raisin caramel flavor.

Throughout the whole taste, the mouthfeel is full, and toward the end, it fees like the full raisin taste starts drying in the top of my tongue as the bottom is left lubricated. The lingering taste is that caramel + raisin flavor.

This beer is definitely a desert beer. And it is an EXTREMELY well done one. I will DEFINITELY get this again.

Photo of justintcoons
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a brilliant ruby red with very little head. Has moderate carbonation and a nice film that clings to the glass.

N: Dark Belgian candy sugar, ripe dark fruit, sweet toffee, honey, white grapes and some booze.

T: Very sweet toffee and dark Belgian candy sugar upfront. This is followed by sweet honey, red wine, barnyard, fig, dates, ripe plum and medicinal cherry. Finishes sweet with dark fruits, burnt sugar and floral notes.

M: Full bodied, sticky and warming.

O: Quite boozey and a bit of a sugar-bomb. Vinous with some nice dark fruits hiding beneath. Rather cloying and the 12oz bottle should be shared with a friend.

Photo of dantheman13
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle; 2010 vintage.

A: Pours a deep amber in my tulip glass. It is clear, with a minimal head. This beer is sipped slowly, and during that time the head pretty much dissipates, which is to be expected for a beer of this alcohol percentage. Upon close inspection, there are a few 'floaties' in this beer. I like that.

S: Lots of fruit, combined with alcohol. As far as the fruity side goes, I am smelling pear, and banana. A slight hint of vanilla perhaps. The fruit and alcohol aromas are combined nicely to produce a sweet smell.

T: Sweetness, and alcohol. This is a high gravity beer for sure. I think a few years or aging could improve the taste, or perhaps barrel aging on the part of the brewer. Lots of sweet malt at the front of the mouth, followed by alcohol burn. Pear with skin and raisin, as others have noted. Not a a whole lot of bittering or hop flavor, as to be expected.

M: Lightly carbonated, which is to be expected. A nice thick feel to the beer. It leaves a sweet, alcoholic aftertaste.

O: For me, this beer is just too alcoholic. I believe that it is well crafted for the style of beer that it is. In order to enjoy this beer though, one would have to sip on it the entire evening, and given that fact the flavors are just not interesting enough for me to do this a second time.

Photo of ADTaber
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes, 12 oz btl poured into an Avery pint glass, poured by the bartender at Brendan O'Shea's, not sure of the vintage

A: pours a murky brown with a slight reddish hue and a thin cream colored head that leaves only a tiny amount of lacing

S: sweet, sweet fruit - I pick out mainly golden raisins and figs, the alcohol is quite apparent as well, maybe a hint of malt

T: overwhelming sweet fruit, a little too sweet, golden raisins and figs as in the nose, maybe some plums or sweet prunes as well, syrup like cheap pancake syrup as opposed to good maple syrup, some spice and a hint of hops, finishes with a big alcohol flavor

MF: medium bodied, not very much carbonation, quite smooth despite the big alcohol presence

O: I found this beer too sweet for my likiing I don't mind high alcohol as long as it's well hidden and it definitely was not in this case, otherwise it was pretty good, probably won't try this one again

Photo of nova009
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a foil wrapped bottle into a snifter

A- pours a hazy brown with a slight reddish tint, cloudy, small off white head appears and quickly dissipates, steady stream of bubbles rise to the surface, spotty to little lacing

S- incredibly sweet smelling, malty, caramel notes, finished off with a slight alcohol tinge, a little too sweet smelling for my taste

T- wow the taste is pretty much identical to the smell, super sweet, almost like liquid caramel, like oakiness to it, slight taste of belgian yeast but its pretty much overpowered, alcohol brings up the rear with prominence, this is literally like drinking a syurp

M- very heavy body, like a syurp, thick and super chewy, carbonation is actually balanced pretty well, slight alcohol burn, pretty standard for a beer with this kind of ABV

O- im not super excited about this one, its pretty darn sweet and its like drinking caramel, super alcoholic to boot, okay to try once but i wont pick this one up again

Photo of rarbring
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew is clear dark amber with a ruby hue, a tan head, small, settling quickly, leaving lacing. heavy curtains.

Smells sweet and alcoholic! Much dried fruits, dates, figs, bitter oranges. Port whine, liqueur. Earthy nuances, yeast and wet concrete.

Starting also very sweet, raisins, dried apricots, dates, sherry and alcohol, a cherry seed bitterness. All flavors are very intense.

Low carbonation, soft, sticky, oily, a huge body, a dry finish.

This is really a beer to enjoy in very small portions with good mature cheese to balance the nearly overpowering sweetness and flavors. Vintage 2009, small bottle.

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a brown color on the lighter side with a reddish tint. I is very cloudy and looks to have a moderate amount of carbonation. Its small white head dissipates quickly.

S: The smell is a balanced combination of some sweetness, malts, and a finish of an alcoholic scent.

T: It is kind of sweet and tastes similar to maple syrup. There is an oak-like flavor along with some fruitiness. There is a profound alcoholic finish.

M: A big, in-your-face alcoholic finish packs a punch. It has a medium to heavy body and a sort of chewy texture.

O: Due to its high alcoholic content, it is definitely a sipper. It a pretty bold drink, but quite enjoyable.

Photo of MattyG85
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Says bottled in 2010.

Appearance: Bright amber orange with lots of bubbles. Decent sized light tan head fades into a patchy layer. Good amount of lacing.

Smell: An interesting mix of caramel and other roasted malts with raisins, molasss, honey, and other dark fruits. Strong scent of Belgian yeast throughout. The fruits also have a spicy scent giving an aroma like black licorice. Also some booze in the scent.

Taste: Strong taste of caramel and molasses up front is followed by the spicy and sweet dark fruits and honey. Hints of vanilla. There is some warmth from the alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and low to medium carbonation. A little alcoholic heat throughout.

Overall: A well crafted and interesting version of a Belgian dark ale. Definitely a slow sipper.

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Deep orange to a light amber, huge carbonation with a thick foamy head that defiantly rises and sits there triumphantly

S: There is a huge caramel blast, bittering hops, orange zest, raisins, and a boozy air about it

T: Huge boozy first taste that subsides into dark fruit notes, the alcohol imparts a drying effect with the blast of hops that further pushes the palate down the spiral. It reminds me of a highschool friend who you used to see doing blow at age 17, but then just keeps self-deprecating and going further down the spiral, only to shock his or her family with an undergraduate degree in Sociology at age 31. That kind of experience.

M: The mouthfeel is a strange affair with all the conflicting notes taking place at the same time, ultimately it doesnt have a lot of coating or overriding maltiness, the taste presents a trojan horse approach where with a limited presentation, a full on explosion occurs, poseidon is pissed, and you are left more wrecked than a hellenistic empire.

D: If you are a complete alcoholic or escaping some serious issues, i guess this would be drinkable. I personally cannot self medicate to this level, it imparts too much, too fast and I dont find myself wishing for another couple bottles of this complete ravaging. Its exhilarating in the same way that a firehose in your chest is exhilarating, but a full 2 hours of it would become tiresome.

Narrative: "NOBODY CHARGES ME FOR ADDITIONAL SAUCES, NO BODY." His neck strained with rage and a sweaty brow. He used to be such a good friend and, for a few moments he was actually pretty fun, but this is not the Chad that you remember from college. "OH I AM SORRY AM I MAKING A SCENE? well guess what GOOD I DONT NEED TO BE EATING HERE BRO I JUST WANTED SOME GOD DAMN RANCH FOR THESE STRIPS. I DONT. LIKE. DRY. STRIPS!!!" You hang your head sulking, oh great, a co-worker happens to come into this Denny's? It used to be such a good time with Chad, going to ball games, kicking back a few brews, now he is misquoting the Da Vinci code and hitting on the receptionist from your office. "YEAH SO THATS WHY THEY CALL IT A JET BOAT, I am sorry, too much for you? Too much speed? Or you just dont know nothing about boats? Don't touch me bro, I am hollering at this girl, OH IM SORRY, SORRY FOR BEING SO EMBARASSING YOU, CAPTAIN NO SEX WITH HAYLEY SINCE 5 MONTHS AGO. "We should do this more often, check please."

Photo of ChadQuest
2.74/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I found a whole shelf of 2006 vintage bottles, so i picked up 2 to try.
Black, dense head at first that quickly fades due to the alcohol.
Strong alcohol heat on the aroma, aloy of figgy notes.
The flavors are so prune, fig, and raison packed it's ridiculous. There is alcohol poking through, but this is just a sticky syrupy boozey bottle. i have been sipping on this bottle for 2hrs, and still have half left. it's hard to get though. Not exactly what i was expecting honestly. The strong alcohol flavors are the only thing saving this at all, i enjoy the aroma honestly.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2009.

The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with a white head. The aroma is molasses, alcohol, dark fruit, caramel, toffee and some rum. Not sure where the rum notes come from, but they add a lot to the aroma.

The flavor is very heavy on the molasses and brown sugar. I also get some toffee and caramel notes as well as some alcohol.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of iguenard
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage, aged 2 years.

( 40/50, 14.9% alc/vol, Home, after a good writing performance) Dark, deep red body, shrouded in a veil of thin black sediment suspended in mid-glass. No real carbonation, nor head. To be expected from such a strong brew. First off, I am floored by the alcohol in this baby. 14.9%! But even at that, it does not smell of alcohol. I get roasted walnuts, prunes, figs, dark sweet raisins. Licorice. The mouth is a strong, syruppy mountain of malted sweets and hops resins. Strong prunes, molasses, and has the most wonderful yeast esters of cherry pie and manderines. The mouth is as sticky as it comes without being glue or caramel. It is only at this stage that one can appreciate the alcoholic warmth in the belly. It commands respect. It does feel like an english barleywine as I have ever had one. Belgian, maybe for the yeast strain, it does have those red-fruity esters and residual sugars to prove it. All in all though, this is one nice sipping beer, and although commanding a hefty sale price of 5.53 (on sale for its age) totally worth every pence.

Photo of emmasdad
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Rackhouse in Denver (what happened to the frequent appearance of these types of beers on their menu?)

Anyways, this one poured a dark amber color with a barely noticeable sheen of beige foam on top. Aromas of dark fruits, candi sugar, yeast and booze. On the palate, this one has a somewhat sticky, almost candy like sweetness, along with light brown sugar, caramel and a lot more booze.

Photo of DosBeerigos
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 Bottle Review

C: Slightly Cloudy
H: Burgundy-ish
N: Tons of Sweet Malt, Dark Fruit (Figs, Plums, Etc), Still has some Booze to the nose too

Wow well the dark bottle pulled me in, and the red foil top closed the deal for me.
This Grand Cru is really a “beast” of a beer. While I have had this beer from draft before, it was just wayy tooo boozey to truly appreciate the effort put in from the fine brewers from Avery Brewing Company.
The 2006 bottle allowed for the booze to calm down and the complex malt notes to shine. There was a hint of oxidation to the bottle, but for the most part the super sweet,almost syrup textured beer was very good. Lots of dark candy sugar notes, dark fruit, and even a bite of bitterness on the tail-end.

Photo of SirRuss
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Young tawny port in colour, with an eggshell white head whose structure is as fragile as its color suggests. The lacing is also thin and eagerly flees from the sanctuary of its crimson crib.

S – Honey and cognac, delicate floral notes, and an underlay of baked pear. Distinctly reminiscent of Royal Tokaji .

T – Wow. Incredible. Succulent sweetness acts as the apex of this mighty iceberg, which gorges an exquisite and indelible memory onto the tongue. Golden syrup, raisins, dates, orange peel and dried apricot all blend into a blissfully piquant puttonyos pool skimmed with a touch of spice and a deliberated dusting of green hops. Fine acid balances the whole affair, and the finish is sweet, yet refined.

M – Respectful carbonation guides the sweetness steps from a cloying precipice without resorting to carrying it in an undignified rescue. The alcohol is charismatically hot and is in large part the point of this brew; it’s bold and unapologetic as it expertly executes an arrogant charm.

O – Superb. I actually opened this brew in the hope that it would satisfy a cheese pairing as part of a craft beer dinner with friends. Having exhausted several theoretical brews as potential matches, I was finding difficulty justifying beer over port. Needless to say, The Beast Grand Cru re-instilled a sense of confidence in the versatility of beer in general, and is, in a word (or 5), the Port of the Beer world. Bravo Avery, Bravo.

Photo of krisandajt
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2006 Vintage, poured from the bottle into my DFH Chalice.

Appearance: An easy pour, the beer is a murky, muddy looking brown color. There's virtually no head, maybe a few sparse bubbles close to the edge of the glass. There are some thin rings of lacing.

Smell: Some dark fruit, raisins and prunes, and lots and lots of booze. Smells very potent.

Taste: The booze, while still there, is not as strong as I thought it would be given how powerful it was in the nose. The fruitiness definitely stands out here, still has the darker fruits, but also some lighter fruit notes with an almost sugary kind of sweetness. Very surprising!

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit lighter than I thought it would be, and the carbonation is a bit low.

Overall: A very potent brew, even after 5 years. I bet this one fresh would peel the paint off the walls. Guess I should try it fresh...

Photo of SFLpunk
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to aapp for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle purchased at Julio's 3 days ago. Bottled in 2009. ABV 15.07% (different from listing).

Pours a super murky, ruddy brown with some orange/amber highlights and thin off-white foam that recedes quickly.

Nose is classic Avery big-boy stuff. There's just that proprietary aroma here, same as in Samael's. Big fig-y, date-y, plum-y goodness. Molasses, light grade maple syrup, fresh barley, maybe a little milk chocolate. Big and sweet smelling.

Palate is HuGe and bOOzey! Slick and sweet, densely layered with caramel, figs, and honey. Reminds me a lot of baklava! I suppose there's some Belgian character in here, but it's obscured by the initial sugar shock. Some dark wooly malt comes through after a while, but it's all about the big raisined fruits that one usually tastes in a BSDA - it's just that they are actually in this beer. A little smoky, wood tannin note comes out on the finish and rounds things out with a little spicy note, like black pepper. Very low carbonation and very sweet.

Notes: This is pretty killer. Reminds me a lot of DFH Olde School. I have a penchant for big, syrupy beers of this caliber and flavor. I love Avery Samael's, DFH Olde School, and North Coast Old Stock. I think I prefer Samael's over this one, but I'm glad I tried it.

Edit: I'm drinking a 2006 bottle today (5/2/11) and the flavors are all about the fig/date thing as per above. But there's no booziness at all here, just super slick sticky sweet malt. A big ol' syrup bomb without any bitterness or heat. Wild.

Photo of claytong
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beast wasn't as beasty as I expected. By that I mean it was well balanced, smooth and not over the top as Avery tends to do sometimes. So I was pretty pleased getting this, the price is ridiculous at the brewery, but it's a damn good beer, maybe buying it in the store is better for the wallet, not sure.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery "The Beast" on tap at The Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen, NY, part of an Avery "tap takeover".

Appearance: Crazy foamy head, over two fingers, white with caramel speckles. Great retention, head remains throughout. Good but not great lacing. Color is hazy Baltic amber-nasty copper.

Smell: Intense! Lots of prune, currant and other dark fruits. Brutal sweetness, booze, sherry. Overwhelming but enticing. Doesn't quite prepare you for the upcoming onslaught of flavor. There is even a whiff of cleaning product at the end. Almost nauseatingly sweet.

Taste: More of the same, intensified. To the aromas present in the nose, add caramel, toffee, coconut shavings, heavy old-fashioned British desserts and else. Pure syrup. Hot woodsy booze. Bread and biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Hot, burning, sticky. Prickly, brutal. Sweet and heavy , kind of like overtly-flavored chewing gum. Full flavor, full body, full carbonation

Overall: This is too intense and unbalanced. Drinkability would be "2.5", but I like the taste, nose and else so the overall goes up. Eight ounces were fine, and even that small amount hit my head. Would not have any more than that.

The Beast Grand Cru from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.