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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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88
very good

1,281 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,281
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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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App: Pours from the bottle into a nice nameless fluted chalice. Big floaty head swells and hovers over the lip before settling after several minutes into a cushiony covering of continuous creation. Seriously, this beer is very active and definitely has the appropriate Belgian yeast characteristics. The head is creamy, slightly off white colored. High lacing all the way down. Color is a little light for a dark ale, but otherwise it's luminous and glowing while also being rich, thick and deep. Chestnut, blood, burgundy, roasted cherries come to mind. Not bad, eh?

Aroma: Nose is also really nice. Bold, fruity slightly spicy; good yeast characteristics, bready, candi sugars, sweet, some alcohol and light light hop backbone. Blended together this speaks of solid stone buildings and cold damp mornings with rising steam from a brew kettle.

Taste: Overall, the characteristics from the nose pair well with the mouth flavors, but the hops come through much more strongly. Don't get me wrong the hops don't overpower here but add a continuous tang around the mouth. Slghtly dry on the front tongue with really nice sweet middle, good malt profile. We've got figs, roastiness, raisins, pie crust. Finishes dry and almost tart but not quite. I like this a lot, but gotta be most attentive to taste.

Mouth: Mouthfeel is also very good. My first two sips were great. The beer swallowed like a skinned grape; kind of starts big and round and quick slips down your throat. Actually, amazingly easy to drink, but we'll get to that. Medium bodied, but after half a glass gets semmingly lighter and lighter. Carbonation is delightful. I could have asked for a little bit bigger bubble profile, but the bubbles themselves are tiny, refined,controlled and full of vigor. Good stuff here.

Drink: Yes, bring more. Brew more, in fact! Not likely. In ol' PA it's pricey but I'd get several bottles otherwise and would love to see how this grows and changes over a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 04:27:31 | More by NoLiberty
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Enjoyed this in a delirium tulip glass

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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,281 ratings.