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4 Calling Birds | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
577 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spiced Strong Dark Ale. The Twelve Days of Christmas series continues! We took inspiration from the traditional winter warmer for our fourth verse, integrating gingerbread spices into a robust dark ale. Notes of licorice & banana bread mingle with dark fruit, molasses and bitter chocolate for a perfect cold weather sipper!

Added by Thorpe429 on 10-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
577
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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54
Gots:
371
Trade:
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Pours a very dark brown, settles into the glass as a cola-colored body with a very thin tan head. Aroma is that of an old spice kitchen, lots of licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, prunes. Taste is much of the same, a lot of licorice, lots of bitter and earthy spices, lots of bready malt sweetness present too. It's a big, bold, spice-filled beer, a little too overwhelming as far as the spice and sweetness for me to enjoy it, but the alcohol is barely noticeable for a 11% beer.

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4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 577 ratings
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