The Order | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rudzud on 01-09-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4
pDev:
5.25%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of briancathy
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours the proper cola color, creamy head that settles into a swirly whisp. Aroma is very sweet - not sure if it is just strong phenols or the addition of sugar - but have to look underneath to get some of those prune / raisin / date smells. Taste profile is good, the dark fruit esters are more assertive which helps cut down the candi sugar somewhat (though it is still prett sweet), and the coriander pinch at the end is a nice depth touch. A little light-bodied for an abbey ale, and missing some Belgian yeast presence to add a stronger backbone, but overall a good beer.

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Photo of mjwellman
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on draft in a tall fluted glass. A really beautiful beer with a dark reddish brown color with a rich fluffy white head and good lacing. Wonderful smell, sweet and fruity with apple as and pear notes in the smell and taste. Taste includes cola, raisins, and prunes. Nice beer!

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Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark tea color with a generous tan head. Aroma: yeast up front, spices& some fruitiness. Taste: salty figs & dates, yeAsty bread, spices, a fair amount of grain & mild alcohol burn in the belly. Plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Creamy tan head with nice lacing. Smells of cloves, spice, coriander, major fig and dates. Taste is pretty similar to nose except a lot more spice, cloves and coriander. This feels a little over spiced as it warms. Definitely the additives they used shine here as it's all coriander and dates. It's in an overwhelming way though where a limited amount of Belgian yeast esthers struggle to get a spot at the table.

The mouthfeel is all over the place: chewy and syrupy on the finish but thin and effervescent up front.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This astounding example of a BSDA done right
in America pours a ruby tinged mahogany that is lightly cloudy with a modest head of
off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool, and features subtle light
lacing. Nose of dark fruits of dates and prunes with touches of strong booze and brown
sugars with dark breaded yeasty notes. Flavors follow the nose with dark brown sugars
awash in fig and prune notes that are touched by subtle cranberry notes on the rear all
intertwined in a subtle coriander and subtle allspice note that is wrapped in dark raisin bread.
Excellent mouth feel; medium body, smooth, warming, lightly slick, and medium light carbonation.

Overall this is definitely one to try.

Cheers

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hayesjw
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a deep burgundy infused dark brown with a thick sticky khaki colored head,great clarity in color and like the sticky head.Quite sweet and a little boozy in the nose,candied sugar,figs, dates,and yeast-like spice,rich but again quite sweet.Spiced fruit cake flavors with some nuttiness along with quite an alcohol zip.The yeast spiced flavors kinda take over after awhile although I do like nutty fruit cake element of the beer.A full lush feel little carbonation getting in the way.So much to like but the beer would be fantastic with a few tweaks,as is pretty damn good.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small tan head of foam. It smelled of dried fruits, dates and spices. Strong dark fruit flavor with caramel, malt and spices.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is dark fruit, malts, Belgian yeast and medium sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit/raisins/dates, malts , a dry/astringent note and a medium sweet/slightly tart/warming alcohol finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, which I know is referencing the Belgian monks who inspired and/or created this style, but I can't help but also be reminded of the new Star Wars canon (firstly).

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark orange-brick amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly tan head, which leaves some random Continental and off-shore island group lace around the glass as it genially blows off.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, a muddled caramel/toffee generic sweetness, some mixed coriander/rainbow peppercorn spiciness, a weird dark sugary character that I suppose is the preferential date addition, subtle earthy yeasty notes, and an alcohol measure that has nearly chewed through its meager reins. The taste is rather sweet caramel/toffee/treacle/Middle Eastern fruit, muddled earthy spice, further Belgian candi sugar, and a bit of my new descriptive friend, the vodka-soaked West-Coast hop trope.

The carbonation is adequate in its stolid and palate-supportive frothiness, the body quite heavyset in its bearing, and sort of smooth, as the big-boy alcohol kind of makes a minor nuisance of itself here. It finishes well off-dry, with the mixed malt, additional sugars, and burgeoning alcohol really making a meal of it.

Overall, this does well enough to emulate the Old School style, while 'adjuncting' the hell out of it with some otherly 'Old World' fruity and sugary components. Not a bad idea, per se, but once in a while, this ironic 'contains alcohol' brewery shows off just a little too much of said vice (taps finger on side of nose).

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Photo of ZEB89
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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