Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Dogfish Head.
Full name is "Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder (Gradually, Quietly, Steadily)"

Added by Halcyondays on 10-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
78
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a full glass of snow white rocky meringue that eventually becomes a slight hazy bright yellow body with a racing carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The lemon aroma blends with sake yeast and a light cream and black tea note in the finish. Otherwise it is pretty clean.

T- The slightly salty lemon flavor is bright with a touch of tartness and a soft medicinal spice finish. There is some citrus pith flavor that grows in the aftertaste but there is no bitterness to it.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat but the texture is very filling.

O- This beer has an interesting lemon flavor with some very subtle sake flavors. It is pretty clean and not a lot of depth comes through.

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Photo of alysmith4
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bespin15
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Franch
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ScottStache
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of MordorMongo
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Loose white foam settles quickly with no lace. Great clarity on a bright yellow gold body.

S - White peach, honey, muscat grape gummies, sweet sticky rice.

T - Saki, rice wine, plum wine, white grape, rainier cherries, dry rice, soft wheat. A really interesting profile.

M - Opens bright and lightly boozy before long, lingering lightly dry finish. Medium frame. Nice carbonation.

O - Unique and well executed. With its distinct asian flair of sweet deserts and alcohols, this is a flavor profile that you're just not going to find anywhere else.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bmf0
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of StuffedCabbage
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mojiboo02
2.02/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was my first drain pour. The phenolic taste made it smell and taste like drinking band aids. I made it through about 4 ounces of this brew before I let her go down the drain. The appearence was nice and a well finished brew, but I couldn't get through the olafactory hues on this one.

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Photo of NickT1218
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a 3-inch white foamy head which leaves flocked lace. Interesting audible of bubbles popping in the glass.

N: Yeast, citrus, spices, floral, and fruity (peaches) layered and intertwinned.

T: Sake yeast imparts a unique profile along with the many spices combine with juicy citrus rind. Interesting and unusual.

M: Medium body and full carbonation. Bright and zesty yeast together with spicy citrus fruits make the finish memorable and enjoyable.

O: Creative use of sake yeast, spices and citrus zest.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of IPAchris
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a translucent pale golden yellow in color with a huge two finger bubbly head that left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had the belgian yeast aroma coming out with some tart acidic citrus, a little herb and spice but with hints of sweet fruit as well.

T: the belgian yeast character was more apparent on the palate alongside some tart notes, acidic citrus, herbal accents, with a touch of kumquat fruit and was ever so slightly funky.

M: the brew was light in body with a lot of carbonation which had a yeasty, herbal, slightly fruity, spice and prickly finish.

O: not a bad herbal/spice beer and was not out of the ordinary collabing with the dogfish head guys.

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Collaboration Series: Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder from The Bruery
3.75 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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