Collaboration Not Litigation Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.3/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Batch #3 bottled in Feb. 2009. Poured from bomber into tulip glass.
A: Big airy head dark orange brown with a slight rosy hue and some sediment and haze
N: Nose is very reminiscent of a Belgian tripel with nice sweet malts and candi sugar as well as a slight yeasty sour fruit a little caramel and some alcohol, probably the best thing this beer has going for it IMO
T: Taste starts with dark malts and candi sugar, lots of alcohol taste, it starts like a light Belgian tripel and somewhat tasty, but goes downhilll with a strange watery yeasty off flavor thats somewhat unpleasant, it has some candi sugar but not much, its also got a strange blandness to it I can't explain, an earthy bitterness and slight raisiny taste peaks in the middle
M: It has a spicey mouthfeel and lots of carbonation
F: Finish is spicey and that same earthy bitter that leaves a very unpleasant taste in the mouth, it also finishes bitter and lots of alcohol that seems to magnify the bad bitter taste that seems to come from a wild or crazy yeast strain
Final thoughts: THe beer starts good but seems to get that strange wild-saison-like taste that is pretty unpleasant after the Belgian tripel. I remember the last batch being better than this I think. I could see some people liking this one, but its not for me, its even hard to continue drinking it, the unpleasant finish makes me want to keep drinking it to get the good start that will go over the finish.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2009 01:25:22 | More by jlindros
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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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