Batch 300 | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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68
Ratings:
160
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
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11
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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens. Hoppy and a bit funky aromas. Not a triple. Hazy grapefruit coloured. Well hopped, dry finish. Somewhat complex and unique. Bit above average mouthfeel offset by some astringency, orange rind. More of a sipper.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the day after Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold with an off-white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, spices, and yeast. There is a slight woody finish as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good tripel with some nice citrus qualities but I am not getting any real wood from this one.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Andrew.

Pours with a golden amber body, little bit hazy with a lasting white head.

A lot of tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple and papaya from the hops, banana from the yeast, quite a bit of oak behind the hops. There's some sweetness that melds with the fruitiness.

Tastes pretty good, but not spectacular. A lot of fruit again, along with a ton of oak. I get a lot of mango and pineapple, a touch of banana and spice. It's medium-bodied, fairly sweet but the oak helps balance things out. Finishes fruity and semi-dry, moderately tannic. Pretty nice, I like the combination of tripel and citra hops, but I wish it were a bit more dry.

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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 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 mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attractive pour in the Affligem chalice. Plenty foamy but really nice lacing in the glass. Quite hoppy, but more of the aromatics. If this is Citra, give me more. I don't taste much oak. Orange and tangerine is the citrus overtone. Base of malty rich flavors. Quite tart with some astringency like grape skins. Sweet and hot. I hesitate to rate this as a Tripel. Call it an American Belgian IPA. But it's quite drinkable with that sweet, tangy, fruity taste.

By far the best beer, to my taste, from the Bruery. Big bottle from Hemet's finest, Mega Liquor. First time I had seen it. Seems to have aged well, but it's just been seven months.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

white foamy head crowns over the top of the glass, easily coating the sides with thick globs of foam. Hazy and bright golden in color. After a few moments it settles down, but still it was a really well done example of the style.

Aroma is bright, really nicely done again here. Hints of light woody notes lay upon a touch of funk and light notes of grassy hops and grains. A touch of light fruit now coming forward as well. Light banana and clove at first gave way to a smooth and comforting sour toasted that rolled into a nice blend of earthy oak notes and hints of grassy flavor. Rich and very subtle at the same time. What actually impressed me the most was the lack of high abv in the flavor. Really well done here

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Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a big white head.

S: Smells "Belgian" at first. Lots of banana and spices coming through. There is a nice bit of sweet bready malt and candi sugar. A fair bit of citrus and even some mild vanilla. A bit of yeast in there, too.

T: Sweet malt and candi sugar really dominate the flavor. There is some citrus to the beer, but not as much as I picked up on the aroma. Somewhat bitter, especially for a Belgian beer. Lots of different fruit notes as well as some light yeast.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high.

O: I really liked the aroma of this beer, but the flavor didn't do as much for me. The bitterness really threw me off.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. At the time, consumed blind.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head, on the sudsy side. Not much retention or lacing.

S: Decent aroma, not overly exciting. Lots of Belgian yeast and spice. Some breadiness and cloves. Not as much citrus as I would have expected, doesn't come off like a typical tripel.

T: Slightly oaky, but very doughy/bready with hints of fruit. There is also a little bit of spice mixed in, but nothing overly special.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Drank rather easy.

O: Not knowing what the beer was (even though I knew it was Bruery), I probably would not have guessed Batch 300. It was ok, but a little bit too bready for my liking.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from futhurgone; Thanks Rob! Another want of mine. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for 1-2 minutes and leaves light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, oak/wood, fruity malts, sweet fruits, yeast, grains, bready malts, and some light spices. And interesting mix of citra hops and oak, with some lightly sweet fruits too. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, lemon, oak, sweet fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light spice, tropical fruits, light vanilla, grains, anf bready malts. Again, a little sweet but too much, and some nice wood and citrus hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and no real alcohol at all. Very easy to drink considering the ABV, a really nice body.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice tripel. It's hoppier then most I'm used to, but the citra hops miz very nicely with some sweet fruits and oak. Also very smooth for the high ABV; didn't feel like 8.2% ABV at all. A very nice beer I'd like to have again, and hope they brew this year for the RS.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with an impressive bone white head that persists forever and leaves lots of lace. Spicy and fruity aroma with a hint of bourbon and oak. Pepper, sweet candy sugars, light sweet fruit, pepper its all there. The flavor is sweeter than I expected with lots of sweet fruits and malts with a bit of caramel in there for fun. Some vanilla and bourbon oak midway through and a hit of alcohol right at the end into a fairly dry finish that does leave a bit of sweetness on the palette. Medium body with a high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice tripel, I quite enjoyed this one.

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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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Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the time of this review this is the #39 top Tripel on the beeradvocate.com best of lists. Served in a Bruery tulip because I can. Beer is orange / hazy / amber with a nice white head, small bubbles, some lacing moderate to low carbonation. Some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, mildly oaky, a little vanilla, a little pineapple, smells nice.

Beer is thin and sweet with this nice fruitiness on the midpalate of the beer that rounds out nicely to a decent finish. The back palate isn't bitter or dry, just a thin finish. I really enjoyed this beer, a nice little hoppy tripel.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle sent to me by Scott (smarcoly), thanks again! Split between my girlfriend and I who are both fans of anything and everything Tripel. Poured into two Bruery tulip glasses.

A: Soft copper / golden colored body reminiscent of a rustic sunset. It starts a bit cloudy but as the beer warmed up, the clarity improved. A white billowy and sudsy head is atop that settles into a thin patchy retention ring with minor lacing.

S: Oak wood dominates the nose but it's reserved and somewhat muted in a sense. A touch of spicy yeast, hay, clove and bitter orange peel all come through once you can get past the oak notes.

T: As with the nose, the oak is evident upon first sip but again is not overpowering. It does, however, seem to be the focus of the beer which is a nice additional dimension to a standard Tripel. A touch of sweet yeast, dough and some pale malts are mid-palate. Finishing are hints of orange oils with no off lingers other than a slight woodiness.

M: Lower carbonation than most Tripels, very creamy on the palate but I feel this leads to a slightly messy body. I wish it were a bit more bubbly and prickly for a cleaner finish, like most traditional Tripels are.

Aging this beer on oak cubes is definitely something you don't really ever see for this style. There's no denying it added another dimension to the beer that, perhaps unfortunately overpowered most of the traditional Tripel qualities. Oak forward it was, but the base of the beer seems to be all but lost.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an orangish brown in color with a thin head which left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of citrus upfront on the nose with a little belgian yeast character, slight tart notes and some slight spice notes.

T: the citrus qualities were much more potent on the palate alongside the belgian yeast notes, hint of spice and touch of booze as well.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citrusy, yeasty, and prickly finish.

O: overall I thought it was a solid triple and would definitely have some more of it.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dixonian for bringing this beer back to Texas from one of his trips to Southern California. I love Trade Winds Tripel and am really looking forward to this one.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice and very hoppy for a tripel. I get a lot of apricot and resinous pine notes, with some bread and Belgian yeast notes mixed in. Definitely not your classic tripel aroma.

The flavor is also unique and very nice. I get a lot of Belgian yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit and bread from the malt. There is also a lot of flavor from the hops. The hop notes I get are mainly orange and apricot, but there is a little pine thrown in for good measure. Another very good aspect of the flavor is a subtle oak character which compliments the other flavors very well. The alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 300 = tripel style + oak cubes + Citra hops. It looks like just another Bruery experiment, but this recipe was created by a homebrewer who won the Batch 300 contest. Anyways, on to the beer:

That orangish yellow color looks like it's glowing. The head forms at a reasonable inch thickness and drops to a lace and leaves dots of lace around the glass. That nose comes as a change of pace. It's not traditionally a tripe by any means, but it still surprised me. Pear comes first, then the oak and licorice, finally the Citra hop brings a melon and pine note.

While the Citra and oak are east to notice, this beer remains delicate as per style. And it's on the tasty side, I might add. Honeydue, melons, oak. I'm not catching the base tripel besides the strength of the beer, but at the very least it's a good canvas for those two "special" additives. It's medium bodied, yet it seems lighter than that, thanks to its airy characteristic.

I've had a few tripels aged in wood, but I don't recall one that was as hoppy as this (unless you consider those Belgian IPA's to be hoppy tripels). As much as I love Citra hops, they did take some time getting used to in this eventually satisfying tripel.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled October 2011
A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan, off-white colored head that leaves some thin lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a light amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pale amber / gold colored head. Initially the beer smells of spicy and phenolic notes that are typical of Tripels, but from there on out the juicy, hoppy citra hop notes become the dominant note pretty quickly. The citra contributes notes of pine, slightly herbaceous dank notes, a touch of garlic chive (though just a hint) and a juicy, bright tropical fruit note that leans towards tangelo, big lychee, and ample kumquat zest notes. There is a hint towards the finish that suggests at some cracker like malt and perhaps a touch of dried hay like grain.

The beer has a nice hoppy, bitter bite to it up front, it gets quite funky in dank, hoppy sort of way towards the middle and there is a cracker like maltiness, some spice and phenolic yeast character as well as some bitter hoppiness in the finish. There is a nice, juicy fruit like hop character that has notes of lychee, kumquat zest and some bitter lemon notes; these never get too aggressive though as this is more of a hoppy Tripel, then a hop bomb that has been fermented with Belgian yeast. The beer is light enough to be a Tripel, it is even quite quaffable, but still has some viscousness to it as well as texture as it flows across the palate. The Tripel flavors of phenolic clove, white pepper, perhaps a touch of ginger and maybe a hint of medicinal notes are here, they almost play a secondary role to the hops though.

Definitely a nice, hoppy Tripel that I am quite enjoying at the moment. This is fast becoming my preference in Tripels, despite it seeming like the lazy way out for a brewer; a really good, traditional Tripel is very hard to execute well, it is quite a bit easier to just add some expressive American Hops and make an enjoyable brew. Having said that, the base beer still needs to at least be good, which this one is.

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Photo of aasher
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was courtesy of BrewerB in a box a couple months ago. Another thank you to Brian, as this was on my wants at the time!

This beer pours a hazy tangerine orange in color, medium in body with a one finger soapy white head that laces my snifter. It smells of faded hops, oranges, slight butter, pale malt, and Belgian yeasts. Interesting concoction but nothing overly impressive. The flavor consists of faded citrusy hops, pale malts, light butter, oranges, and dandelions. After the flavor I'm convinced that the butter is due to the oak barrels noted on the label as being local chardonnay barrels. It's nothing crazy, but it's there. It drinks very smoothly and you don't get any of the 8.2% at all. Overall this is a unique tripel, but worth a try. I just wish I knew which barrels they used.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap a Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with a medium white head, good retention, some lace.

S: Dandelion greens, pineapple, and some oak.

T: Tropical flavours with pineapple, papaya and mango with some tangerine. Some sweet malt, fairly hoppy, the oak adds a nice backbone.

M: Medium-bodied, very soft carbonation, creamy, smooth.

O: This is a real nice beer and an interesting take on the tripel style. The Citra hops add a nice touch.

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Photo of John_M
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An appropriate beer to drink while watching game 6 of the 2011 world series.

The beer pours a rich, dark gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is complex and attractive in this beer, as I pick up honey, light grapefruit, apricot, light bananna, light clove and hints of white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and I'm impressed by the depth of flavor I'm getting in this beer. The flavor profile is dominated by honey, cherry and vanilla, though the sweetness is nicely countered by a goodly dollop of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Although this beer is fairly rich and sweet, that sweetness is never over the top, and it seems to blend well with the grapefruit flavor I'm picking up. There's really a lot going on in this beer, and both the flavor and aroma profile seemed to change considerably as the beer warmed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a smooth, fairly sweet, lightly bitter finish. There's a hint of alcohol in the finish, but it in no way mars or otherwise detracts from the quality of this beer.

Impressive. Another excellent effort from the folks at Bruery.

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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 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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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.29.12.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a large fluffy cream-colored head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Hoppy citrus - oranges and lemons, some oaky wood as well.

T - Honey sweet, orange with a slight woody finish.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Woody and citrus sweet. Nice.

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Photo of dgilks
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a creamy but short lasted white head. Okay.

Big, citrussy citra aroma with apricot, mango and peach all present. Lightly grassy. Very mild vanilla from the oak. Nice.

Creamy, light malt with some fruity hops. Nice mild bitterness. A touch of oak and hint of yeasty esters and phenols.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation that works quite well.

A really cool beer. The American hop character combines well with the yeast notes and malt to deliver a good beer.

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Batch 300 from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.
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