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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 32
Gots: 135 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.72% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FtownThrowDown on 01-23-2007)
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I certainly like the sentiment that the name of this beer proclaims but lets see how the brew itself holds up...

Poured a medium, ruddy brown. It was a little lighter than I would have expected. The big, tan, billowy head lasted throughout and did not disappoint. Lots of visible carbonation in the glass.

A sweet, funky, doughy malt aroma is pleasantly infected with a hint of yeast in the nose. Dominant plum and apple esters serve to distract from the spicy alcohol presence.

Sweet, doughy malt, candy sugar and dark fruit esters temp my palate as I sip this brew. The finish is quite spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. There is a bit of booziness present and an unexpectedly, dry, bitter finish. By my second glass, I began to notice a subtle astringency along with the bitterness. I found it to be a bit out of balance with the sweet esters up front.

The carbonation in this beer is a bit overpowering for the style. The body is also a bit lighter than anticipated for a strong dark ale of 9% ABV. This really hindered the drinkability for me.

This is a solid beer, produced by two solid brewers. It just slightly misses the mark in a couple of categories.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 03:10:59 | More by Estarrio
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S - Light amount of Belgian yeast, banana, and dark fruits (raisins and plums).

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Collaboration not litigation batch #7

Enjoyed this in a delirium tulip glass

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Upfront this beer has a sweet toffee/caramel malt flavor with some dark fruit and little hop presence. Finishes strong with med-high carbonation and extremely pleasant alcohol warmth.

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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,276 ratings.