Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We crack the top on our bottle of Batch #3 from 2009. It pours a rusty, orange-brown coloring. It holds a two and a half finger head of light brown bubbles that swell and bulge out of the glass. Retention is nice, with sticky, cakey bubbles left around the glass as it goes. There is a thick haze to the brew, with flecks of sediment adherent to the glass. Carbonation appears to be lighter. The nose is bright and boozy, with massive caramel, toffee, and molasses sweetness. The nostrils sag, heavy with sugars and fat roasty malts. There are light banana esters and stark medicinal phenols. Warmth brings smooth cashew and almond nuttiness, coffee notes to the malts, big buttery diacetyls, and lactic creaminess. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very smooth, with generous contributions from dark fruits. As we sip, roasty caramel malts and strong toffee sugars blend with darker chocolates, fig, plum, and seaweed saltiness. The peak comes with sugars of those same dark fruits, with booze-soaked raisin, and pear sweetness. The malts remain buttery, with caramel, toffee, and roast to the finish. The last notes to leave the palate are more caramels and butters, burnt brown sugar, apple sweetness, light leathers, yeasty metallics, and light chalkiness. The aftertaste breathes of caramel malts, salted pumpernickel, seaweed, barley, lemon tea tannins, wet yeast, and grassiness. The body is on the full side, and the carbonation is average. There is nice slurp, cream, froth, and smack, with clean finishing pop. There is nice froth to the mustache. The booze and rich malty backing gives warming heat to the belly and breath. The mouth is cooled and thickly coated, with no real dryness on the back. The abv is appropriate, and the beer sips nicely.
Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the smoothness of flavoring, sweetness, and surprising saltiness. Both the nose and flavoring gave big buttery qualities, which matched nicely to the heavy, syrupy sweetness of the caramel malt flavoring. The nose was equally as robust, with great butteriness as it warmed. Finally, with the feel following nicely this is a fantastic collaboration between two exquisite breweriea.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2012 03:12:32 | More by TheBrewo
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4.09/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Delicious beer from two great breweries. I've had both Salvations hat are blended to create this beer and believe they may be better as individuals. The distinct characteristics of each beer is dulled. Nevertheless a nice Belgian ale that hits the spot.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:10:16 | More by BittEER
Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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