Iniquitous | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 08-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Overlord:
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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow gold. Small white foam head.

Smells like light, sweet/sugar soaked apples with a bit of bready yeastiness to it. Interesting.

Taste is definitely on the sweet side, though not tooth achingly so. Light sugary apples and pears, with maybe a hint of an almost ... I don't know ... pulped juice quality to it. Bready yeast, a bit, just a bit, of warming heat on the back end. A bit of familiar Belgian-y spice to it.

Tastes good. Straight-forward.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow pour, great clarity, frothy pristine white head to it. Lightly spiced apple and pear aromas. Lays low on the clove, if at all.

Taste, refreshing, lightly sweet, stays with the mild apple flavor, keeps the belgian yeast on the hush for the most part. Damn outstanding the way this doesn't feel anywhere near 10%.

So fresh and so clean, with an enjoyable dryness to it. Best example of a 10% summer beer I can think of. Let's hope it finds its way into bottles.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bruery Annaversary party. 4oz pour. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a straw color. Pretty clear. Ok head and lacing.

Really can't smell much other than a lager ish aroma. Maybe a bit of apple. Smells imperial pils ish.

Tastes the same. Pretty much a higher ABV pils. Bit of apple. Bot much. Bit of bitterness in finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp. High carb.

Overall a very ok beer. Not much to be had.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery

Look: Golden yellow with very little head and no retention

Smell: Bready yeast notes with hints of banana and apricot

Taste: Very straight forward on the flavor profile. Bready yeast with a touch of malt and just a hint of ripe fruit

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation levels

Overall: Pretty decent "Belgian" style beer. The beer has great drinkability and is perfect on a California summer night

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Photo of deniserat
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

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

Very sharp looking yellow beer, top notch clarity, full inch of white head. A little bit of light fruit, apple, pear, pineapple.

Stays with the light sweet notes, green apple, light yeast notes. Amazingly hid 10%. Honey for drying? Carbonation lively. Hopped just right.

Bruery really been killing the belgian pale ale style since day 1.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head on it.

S: The nose offers some light spice (coriander) and floral notes along with some sweet ripe fruits, and bready malts.

T: Things stay very much the same on the palate. Definitely sweet and bready, but lots of floral, coriander, fruit, and yeast flavors.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. Surprisingly there is a decent dryness for as sweet as the beer seems on the tongue.

D: A pretty decent strong ale, nothing over the top and that's a nice change from some of the recent Bruery offerings.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of FosterJM
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

589th Review on BA
Draft to Taster
@Bruery Provisions

App- A very light yellow with the slightest of haze to it. No real bubbles or head or cling.

Smell- It was a bit citrusy to me with some yeasty notes and a little bit of straw.

Taste- A unique tasting beer. To me it was a bit of a wit/pils/triple combo but was a bit balanced and seemed to work.

Mouth- Medium bodied and almost high carbed. A bit of a bubbly after taste.

Drink- It was a tasty beer. It was better than average and uniquely crafted. I probably wont have it again, but the Bruery made another good beer.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room.

A - Pours a light yellow, more orange tones than the other beers tried. Nice creamy, near-white

S - Nice Belgian yeast scents.

T - Nice sweet yeasty tones, barley, grains.

D - not my favorite style, but represents it nicely. Good carbonation.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a honey flavor that comes out in the aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink with good aromas and flavors.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Stretch270
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a growler into Bruery tulip glass

Appearance - a pale golden yellow body which is not as much cloudy as it is hazy, with a light cloudy head.

Smell - I got a very fragrant mix of hops and yeast. I would call it a classical Belgian smell but a fuller fragrance than in other vBelgian ales.

Taste - this beer has a full flavor that blends the yeast and hops very well making for a very pleasant drinking experience. The flavor lingers well throughout the beer, nothing light about it.

Mouthfeel - substantial carbonation that weighs on the tongue, you certainly get a relativey heavy feel for the type of beer, but makes sipping very enjoyable.

Overall - this beer isn't quite as adventrous as some if the Bruery's other beers, but it is a strong version that gives a very well-balanced look at this type of ale.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Sampled at the Anniversary party. Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a light white head. Belgian yeast thru and thru; banana, clove, and slight sweet spice are all present in the nose. As in the nose, the taste is all belgian and rather well incorprated. Sweet start with banana, peach, clove, and spice. The abv is well hidded and I would never would have guessed it was 10%. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-cloudy light gold with a thin white head

S-sharp and malty belgian pale spices. very much like a raw pale ale from a belgian brewery. strong scent.

T-comes in very sharp with a taste of alcohol and belgian pale malts and some sweet butter. the taste of alcohol lasts awhile more so than the pale ale flavors.

M-medium carbonation wit a watery finish

O-well this might be my least favorite of the bruery. it seems to be very raw tasting. its very harsh with out much stability it seems. its not something i would recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample on tap at the tasting room.

A: spicy fruity with allspice and cherry notes.
A: clear yellow with low white head.
F: sweet (but not overly so) and spicy with fruit and light malt backing it up. Long spicy finish.
M: medium body with some warming and tingly CO2.
O: reminds me of LaChouffe. Very nice and clean interpretation of the strong golden / triple style.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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