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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company

Collaboration Not Litigation AleCollaboration Not Litigation Ale

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88
very good

1,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 1169
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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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Stoneman78

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3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at O'Brien's

Appearance is a dense orange-amber hue, thing sprinkling of white foam, moderate lacing

Smell is light fruits, sugary sweetness, Belgian yeasts, very subtle overall

Taste is also light fruits and belgian yeast, pale and caramel malts, hints of dark fruit in the middle, some brown sugar and molasses near the end, moderate alcohol in the finish

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy thick texture, high carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, initially pleasing flavor profile quickly fades from the palate leaving very little to linger, alcohol and carbonation are both on the verge of being distracting, expected more bold flavor for this style

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2008 06:25:15 | More by Stoneman78
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Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite sweet with lots of candied sugar and a good dose of caramel and toffee. Along with these smells are a lighter grassy aroma and a bit of hay. Along with these aromas is a light bit of a bready and biscuit smell mixed with some spice and banana rounding out the aroma.

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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.