The Order | The Bruery

The OrderThe Order
BA SCORE
3.99/5
76 Ratings
The OrderThe Order
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
Ranking:
#6,922
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
76
pDev:
5.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of BWood
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice example of a Belgian Abbey done in America. Great quad complexity. Nice smell. Very easy to drink with a nice finish.

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Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmartin
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Top marks; reminds me of why I like quads. Dates work quite well here, and add an additional layer to an already complex and darkly fruity quad. Finish is excellent, leaving you wanting more days later. Was good at fridge temp., and peaked with modest warming. Flavor continued to develop as it warmed past 50F, but seemed to not grab you as much when it got too warm.

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Photo of DioS
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep, luscious, hazy maple brown. Light cream colored head with some lace polka dots. Malty, fruity, yeast, orange, coriander aroma. Flavor is dense and sweet malt hinting at brown sugar. Dates add more sweetness and a smooth earthy tone. Touch of coriander spice. Hops are very weak. Fairly assertive Belgian yeast. Dense, full body. Descent carbonation. Syrupy texture and finish. Descent complexity and well executed. A little too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of kds2437
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - in fridge a couple months:
Pours a dull rusty amber with a puffy red-tan head. Head lasts and lasts, and when it fades, I can revive it easily even though it does ruin the nice lacing it provided.

Nose has an amber malt and earthy spice base, which hits the nose as a first impression. The date and alcohol raisin rise from this to become the main scents later in the whiff. There's a light citrus rind note playing in between these as well.

A thinner than expected feel, with light, not quite tingling carbonation. This seems to contribute to a watery opening. A little bite of spice or alcohol or both are allowed access to my tongue first. A light sweetness of dark fruit comes on next, but hits a wall of wooden to earthen... not quite bitterness, but flavor. The date does peek through, but without its typical sweetness. By the end, the notes do turn a tad bitter.

I think the coriander is playing a bit more than I'd like. I want a little more presence and sweetness (not a lot, but some) from the dates.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briancathy
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
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 +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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