Cardiac Arrest | Birdsview Brewing Company

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Birdsview Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by khiasmus on 11-24-2009

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Briken
2.87/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear reddish brown ale and minimal tan head no retention and nice lacing. Sweet honey and molasses aroma. Taste follows with some belgian sugar. Molasses dominate with a sharp biting fininsh and tacky feel.

A good flavor up front is taken away by the feel and molasses flavor. Alcohol is well blended and it's certainly an interesting sweet beer but is rather distracting in it's other qualities. It was fairly hard to finish.

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Photo of lifeboyq
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this at Brouwers in Freemont, WA tonight on draft in a 16 oz pint glass. This is a boozy imperial brown belgian. I dont mind the booziness of it but its got a scotch ale malt profile with the belgian yeast phenols and esters behind sucrose, caramel; etc. It's good, bc I dont mind the boozy hot flavor. Superficially, it seems it should be fermented at a colder temperature as it is quite phenolic but I wouldnt mind tasting it again in a more controlled setting in the proper glass with a clean palate.

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Photo of khiasmus
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Many, many thanks to Pingwin407 for bringing this back from Washington state. Growler filled two days ago at the brewery, now being enjoyed on the opposite end of the nation.

The cold, wild air of a mountainscape, the trees bending beneath the monstrous winds, flashes of ruby and brown beneath a sheet of rain, white rain, leaving drops on everything, a lace on the sides of the glass. It's strangely clear, even in this blustering.
Some aromas drift along with it, ripe peaches and cream, rich brown sugar, a floral hop note almost a hint of belgian spice, but not really. Rose petals. Biscuity, shortbread cookies, a spicy phenolic and alcohol. Amazing.
The mud rises up past our ankles and we try in vain to wrap our coats tightly enough to keep us from being blasted by the cold, harsh rain, blowing sideways rather than falling vertically... it blows into our faces, fills our eyes, nose and mouths... and it tastes like this: an imperial brown ale, a barleywine crossed with more peaches and cream, an imperial American red ale but with all floral hops, very little bitterness. Belgian candi sugar, the citric acid and the syrupy, caramel notes. A spicy alcohol giving way to a nutty, bready, sweet finish of a brown ale.
It's just the slightest too thin, a bigger body on this would compliment the flavor profiles and make it one to age, if it were ever bottled... I hope so. I really do.
This is a very dangerous 9%, and a very dangerous night. We can see the brewhouse up on the hill ahead... we need to make it into the warmth before night falls, push on through this painful cold and get there, toast to Bill, the wonderful brewmaster, and drink this all night. Cheers to you, Birdsview. This is excellent.

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Cardiac Arrest from Birdsview Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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