Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by deanhead:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was the very first beer that I was able to taste the was brewed by Russian River. At any rate at least half the beer was brewed by Vinnie.
Appearance- This beer seemed to be lightly carbonated, The minimal head with super tiny bubbles gave way to a deep brown color of the elixir beneath it.. The color improved as the beer warmed up in the glass. In fact everything about this beer became more appealing as it warmed in my hand. This huge beer was served in a tulip glass. IMHO was served way to cold, so that's why I warmed it a bit, and let it rest for a few minutes.
Smell- Initially this beer was almost completely void of any scent. Possibly due to the fact that it was served so cold. Once it warmed up I picked up all malt, and no hop nose to speak of here (true to the style) . Slight hints of bubble guml, as well as a subtle toasty/sweetness.
Taste- This beer is very well balanced, considering it is a blend of two brews. It's got a huge malt backbone, complimented with what taste like noble hops to me. Slight horse blanket. This beer has Carmel tones, embodied with sweetness, tobacco, and some slight tannins. It's a warming beer, but not an overpowering alcohol taste. I also noted very slight phenolic taste.
Mouthfeel- This beer had a nice medium body to it, aside from the bubblegum, upfront it was very clean, it finished with a really slight phenolic taste. It was very slight, but present, indicative of the style. So some was to be expected. :)
Drinkability- This beer is going to age really well!!. I liked it, but couldn't drink another one of these single handily again.It knocked me on my tail, it is a really big beer! Best enjoyed with a good friend. I expect that this one will really shine if you cellared it for a couple years
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2007 14:49:33 | More by deanhead
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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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