Batch 300 | The Bruery

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Batch 300Batch 300
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of BeerThursdays
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Monteith
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

8.2% ABV, one time release that I received thanks to me trustee Andrew.

Mildly hazy orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a disk leaving some lace. The nose is solid. Very fruity with a blend of stone fruits with peaches and nectarines quite prominent, along with some citrus hop character and yeasty banana. The malt character is rather simple, even for a tripel, with a mildly dull honey aroma. Oak is rather noticeable, a little overhanded IMO.

The palate opens with a blend of fruits, with citrus, a mild orange peel bitterness as some white peach. The mid palate has the malt which tastes too simple and clean, almost like it's all pale malt used as base. The oak is noticeable as well, with some tannins and vanilla. The oak is also very raw and harsh and the finish is a little more bitter than I'd like. The yeast is rather spicy, with some clove, which doesn't really work with the oak. Medium-light in body with moderate body, this beer is quite bitter on the finish with the oaky vanilla prominent. The booze really grows as it warms up, making this worse. Decent, a little too sweet , a little too oaky and a little too simple on the malt. Not offensive, but significantly better examples exist.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Bitterbill
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml capped bottle, 8.2%abv listed on the label and..for sale in CA only? Really? Really??

I have the best cap remover I've ever seen and it was a tough job getting the cap off. A good thing, me thinks.

It pours a light gold with a small, about a half inch, of foam. No lacing that I can see. Strange thing for a Tripel.

The smell is lightly yeasty, lightly hoppy, has a very mild hint of oak..pretty nondescript for the style.

The taste starts off hoppy which I can only describe as bitter; I don't taste any grapefruit, grass, or pine. Just bitter. There's an ever so slight hint of some tartness, and I can barely taste any of the oak influence. Some hint of spice..err. this beer seems to have a lot of hints and that's bugging me. No single flavour wants to stand out and say, here I am. Sorry but I'm not impressed.

It is pretty light bodied for the style with light carbonation. Not too drinkable for me at all. The flavours just don't mesh well with *my* palate. A miss for me but The Bruery does make some brews that tickle my fancy.

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Photo of Verecund
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

September 14, 2011.

Pours a slightly hazy dark tangerine with two fingers of thick, lasting white head.

Quite a bit of that sweet-tart citra citrus/tangerine/tropical fruit, bitter orange peel, yeasty banana, and some buttery oak. A muted floral undertone is present as well.

Huh. Pretty sweet and mostly devoid of any particular accented flavors on the front to mid palate - candied sugar, light orange sweetness. (As I get further into the bottle, this flavor/feel on the front of the palate is almost watery.) This gives way to spicy/peppery and buttery oak and some pithy bitterness on the finish. Still fruity, but not as pleasant as on the nose. In fact, it's a bit harsh and messy.

A creamy medium body with just over medium carbonation. Fairly sweet, though mildly dry and tannic on the finish.

I dug the citrus on the nose, but those citrusy, tangerine notes don't come through on the palate and the bitterness and tripel base don't harmonize particularly well. Maybe I missed the window on this one.

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Photo of craytonic
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slighly hazy peach-apricot-orange with s smallish white head

Smell: Somewhat like a tripel, spices, banana, malt, sugar, citrus and yeast. A bit boozy

Taste: A bit too sweet, some citrus hops that are somewhat nice and a yeastiness. Too much booze.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, aggressive carbonation

Overall: Not a very good example of the style.

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Photo of Philousa
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Opaque orange in appearance, with medium white head and some lacing. Very citrusy in the nose, mostly orange, fresh hops, and a slight hint of spices. Citrus up front in flavor, followed by pale malt. Oak really hits with bitterness, strong and lingering. The oak overtakes the alcohol flavor/burn. The mouth feel is middling and the carbonation fits the flavor.

This beer = hops and OAK. I'm a bit surprised by the overpowering oak flavor in this beer, as the Bruery knows how to age a beer in barrels. Maybe they wanted a strong oak flavor. If so, they achieved it, and I'm not as big a fan as the brewmaster. That said, it's interesting and I'd still have it again, but I wouldn't get too excited. The Bruery has made better.

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Photo of pperez38
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of RS membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a slightly-hazy apricot color with a medium-sized white head with a bit of light lacing. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of Citra and spice, plus quite a bit of alcohol. Alcohol is more prevalent in the flavor with some yeast spice and some slight tropical and citrus notes. Light-medium body with ample carbonation. Dry finish and alcohol warmth. Too boozy, but an interesting brew.

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Photo of n2185
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: Some light spice and candy sugar notes up front followed by strong chardonnay-like aromas. Woody tanins, fermented fruits, and a slight buttery presence bring up the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some Belgian spices and candy sugar flavors at first. Chardonnay, woody tanins, and fruit follow with a slightly yeasty finish.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a little thick and under-attenuated for a tripel, but it's not surprising considering the barrel aging.

O: A solid beer overall, and while the barrel aspects are nice, they overwhelm the tripel aspects a bit too much. Still, it's enjoyable.

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Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden, light amber color with a finger of thick white head. There is a good amount of retention with some nice lacing.

Smell: There is a fruitiness that overpowers the Belgian yeast, but the herbal yeast notes show up. The beer is sweet with some alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Sweet from the malt with less of the fruit notes from the smell. There are some herbal yeast notes, with some bitter alcohol heat in the finish. I'm not a huge fan of the finish, but I enjoy the overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild and tingly carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: This beer is really close to being fantastic. The finish is a bit harsh. I wish the fruity notes from the nose were a bit stronger in the taste.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Nanoslug for sharing this one. Served in Lost Abbey teku glass. Second crack at this review as the site went down for maintenance minutes before I submitted the previous one.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body. Most beers look shitty in this type of glass, so this is pretty impressive.

S - Cereal grains, vanilla, oak, mild orange citrus hops, light Belgian yeast, and some cloying sweet sugary malts, particularly as the beer warms up.

T - Taste is a thankfully a bit less sweet, with citrus and stone fruits prevailing over the oaky vanilla and brown sugar flavors. Hops are less present here, and there's very low bitterness present.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, lower carbonation, juicy and sugary texture, and well-hidden alcohol. By far my favorite aspect of this beer.

D - To sweet for my tastes. Some spicy, estery, or phenolic yeast flavors might help cut the sweetness to a more balanced level. Perhaps it was better when it was fresh, but the mild hops and overly sweet malts makes this tough to drink in large quantities.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tjfinkle
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Batch 300 from The Bruery
3.92 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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