Levud's | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch 1: 10.0% ABV
Batch 2: 9.6% ABV

Added by DoubleJ on 06-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
22
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #2

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear and bright light gold topped by a dense two finger white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: Smells of fruity esters, slight melong honey sweetness and a little spice from the yeast.
T: Taste is orchard fruits and honeydew with a little bit of spicy yeast influence. Hints of grassiness at times as well but the fruity esters are the stars of the show. Swallow is more honeydew and orchard fruits with a little lingering spice.
M: The beer has a medium mouthfeel that is a little silky with soft and adequate carbonation. The beer has a drying finish.
O:

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Photo of Fitze
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbone1384
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of john0721
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What would it look like if an American brewery tried to replicate Duvel? Well they killed it in the appearance department, excelling right past the beer whose image it was created in. Aroma dropped belgian phenols, hops, lemon, etc. . .

Taste dropped a crisp, boozy pear and green apple tinge to it. Super dry and with that citrus smack that makes it quite enjoyable. This is better than the original.

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Photo of Lare453
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolberjs
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper color. Pours with a bit of a head. Dissipates to a thin film. Will match to overall.

Smell is non complex. Lemony Belgium bread yeast smell.

Taste is bready bananas with a slightly bitter finish. Taste is better than the smell.

Mouthfeel is thinish with nice carbonation and dry finish.

Overall a solid blonde/golden Belgium I think, though I don't drink the style that often and don't have a good comparison or feel for it.

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Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2015 rebrew. 750ml bottle into a bruery snifter. The brew appears a hazy golden golor with a white cap.

Initially it mostly smells carbonic with some belgian phenolics and then slight citrus to herbal hop character emerges.

It tastes slightly fruity like pear/apple with belgian yeastiness faintly of clove and finishes with an awkward herbal bitterness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A bit disjointed and not really doing it for me. Im glad I only bought 1 of these.

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Photo of cvm4
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage

L - Pours an opaque golden body with an off-white one finger head. The head leaves fizzy lacing around the edge of the glass.

S - A clean whiff of belgian yeast, grassy hops and a grainy element.

T - Sweet malts, banana and candied oranges up front with lemony and biscuity malts on the rear.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O - I'd have to agree with some reviewer below, this is more of an imperial wit than anything else.

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Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a nice white head that fades to leave nice creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Aromas of Belgian esters, light spices and bananas, nice light wheat, faint alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, The Belgian esters are nice, light banana notes, the spices are nice too. There is a nice candy orange. Still though, almost wit like instead of Belgian strong.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this beer was rather solid. Good grassy hop notes. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2, shared with rudzud.

Light fizzy creamy head fades fairly quickly, little fizzy lacing, hazy tan straw color.

Nose little herbal grassy hop, light grassy straw malt, mild toasty straw malt, amber grassy, little candy orange, grainy gristy, definite esters, maybe banana fruity esters, cranny wheat, very imperial wit like.

Taste brings sweet malts, candy wheat, straw, toasted wheat, into citrus candied orange peel, big fruity esters, some peppery phenols, little warning and booze flavor, sticky candy orange and dried banana, wit like spices, big time imperial wit. Grassy herbal slight earthy hops mild bitterness. Finish sticky hint of booze, sticky sweet malt and wheat, little white wheat biscuit and candied orange zest dried banana and lingering peppery phenols.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little warming booze.

Overall it was a nice beer but def more of an imperial wit than Belgian golden ale.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle. Hazy golden pale colored beer with a foamy white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, spice, cloves and some sweet banana-like notes. Flavor lays a foundation with the pale malt and yeast profile, hints of sweetness in here with flicks of spice. Decent, not great.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into a large wine glass. 2015 version. Pours a hazed lemon golden in color with a half inch cap of white foam. Aroma of yeast and light ethanol notes, clean and not overly sweet in nature for the ABV. More intriguing with warming.

Taste is full and offers some citrus notes across the palate. Light lemony sweetness with a firm carbonation on the tongue. Offers a full mouthfeel with a good balance of spice and texture vs. a yeast sweetness. Less sweet than Duvel for example, with a bit more body in a texture sense, yet runs out of steam in a sense as well in balance. Sweet is a two way sword I guess.

In the end a nicely aromatic brew, yet without the body, but perhaps in a good way..

Batch 2015 9.6%

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Photo of Reedbrew
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvillefan
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.83 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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