Go Team! | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 05-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.

3.0 A: Murky light amber color. Two and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is pretty good, but just a tiny ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Dry graininess. Minerals. Toasty and bready malts. Pepper from the yeast and a touch of clove. Other than this spiciness, this smells a hell of a lot more like an English mild than any sort of Belgian brew.

2.0 T: While the nose could pass as an English mild, the taste can't really pass as anything. Bready and toasty with an overabundant yeastiness. Minerals again. The spiciness in the nose is hard to track down in the taste. Too much yeast taste without enough "beer taste."

3.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Yeasty chewiness, perhaps too much actually.

2.5 D: Not a big fan of this. I go to the Bruery for big, sticky boozy beers, not 4.7% Belgians. Glad I only got one bottle of this.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.19.12.

A - Pours a dark brown-amber with a large, explosive light tan head. It's very fizzy and fades very slowly.

S - Fruity, spicy, and some Belgian yeast.

T - Mild spice and Belgian yeast in the background, but pretty muted.

D - Good carbonation with a thin body. Belgian yeast hits you on the finish.

O - Mild and thin, not the best Bruery beer I have had, but nice if you want something lighter.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 08/24/12 notes. Got this by being a member of the Reserve Society. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a hazy reddish brown color with two fingers of fluffy light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of dark fruits, fruity malts, spices, molasses, sugar, toffee, bready malts, and toasted malts. Some nice fruity to it; quite nice.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits and fruity malts, followed by sugar, bready malts, toasted malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose and a tiny bit too sweet for me, though still nice.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, pretty smooth body and very easy to drink. Very nice.

o - Overall I liked this one more than I though I would. I think this is the lowest ABV beer I've had from the Bruery so far and would consider it a success. ots of fruit and sweetness to it mixing with some caramel and bready malts, and quite easy to drink. Would have it again.

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Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a clouded color of light brown with an effervescent yellowish tan head that surges up to 4 fingers and collapses pretty quick to a thin film across the top. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a half finger of bubble formation around the perimeter of the glass. A light swirl effortlessly revives a finger back to the top.

The smell of this brew is sweet like belgian candy sugar mixed with toasty grain to bready elements. Faint citrus to fruity hops are noted in the background. There is a little bit of carbonic quality to the backend of the aromatics which isn't surprising considering the high level of carbonation.

The taste reiterates that belgian candy sugar aspect with a flavor of bread to toast, mild toffee and a lingering caramel sweetness that has a light touch of fruity character. It is somewhat earthy with a hop flavoring towards the back and a very mild kiss of fruity alcohol ester. The belgian yeast is felt with a spicy component of clove.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation that is just too much. It is light and easy drinking with a solid belgian influence with both yeasty esters and seemingly belgian style candy sugar aftertaste. It is a light and refreshing beer that I could see myself throwing back on a hot day mindlessly. However, if looking to have your taste buds wow'd, this isn't a good choice. Fans of mild ales will most likely take a big liking to this as it isn't taxing to the palate. My only gripe for this brew is that the carbonation level is so high that it is not only distractingly fizzy on the tongue but some of those carbonic flavors carry over in both the aroma and flavor profile.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml, Spring/Summer '12
Victory tulip

A: Pours out like a red ale: hazy cloudy amber color. I guess you could use Mahogany. Reddish hues. Two fingers off white head. Lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom. Bottle conditioning.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast are there. Some peppery hints. Clean euro hop varietals. Some mild bready malts. Maybe light nuttiness. Some candied sugar.

T: Right on the tip of the tongue, you get that Belgian yeast spice and some hop bitterness. Prickly carbonation throughout. Drinks thinner than it looks. Really sessionable. Sweet bready malts that leave you with a little nutty flavor. Definitely those candied sugary notes. The finish is crisp and dry.

M: Light leading to medium. Low ABV and easy going down.

O: B

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Photo of oline73
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy mahogany color with a half finger of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Malt forward and mild. Not particularly sweet. I'm getting mild hints of cherry and amoretto with a slight Belgian spice.

Taste: Not as interesting as the smell. Malt forward with some mild Belgian spice and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The fruity notes aren't here. Kind of boring but not bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was an alright beer but not very interesting. I loved the name, it was perfect for the olympics.

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3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Props as always to JRSD for being my Reserve Society trustee, and this one was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

Go Team! pours a murky mahogany, with some nice cherry highlights. Three fingers or so of very light tan foam quickly come together atop the beer, before fading away shortly after. Lacing is minimal. The nose is nice, split pretty evenly between some candied raisins and light, delicate clove phenolics. The flavor profile isn't quite as robust, as the balance between dark fruity esters and clove like phenols is interrupted by a slight bready malt middle that makes the whole beer come across as a little more dull. The body is nice and light and lean, but the carbonation just doesn't have the liveliness that the best Belgians do. Go Team! is a decent sessionable Belgian, but it doesn't really distinguish itself.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Labelled 4.7%, not 4.8% ABV. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper with two fingers of tan foam. Settles fairly quickly to a thin covering. No lacing.

Aroma of bready malt and candi sugar. Fruity esters. Some spices.

Flavor is mildly sweet malt coupled with the fruity notes from the nose. Finishes fairly dry and clean.

Light bodied with medium-high slightly-sharp carbonation.

"Mild Ale" is a good description. Tastes good, and is sessionable and inoffensive.

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3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

The beer pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head. Most of the aroma is bread and toasted malt. The Belgian yeast gives a little bit of a peppery character, but I was hoping for some banana to it. A rather simple, straight forward aroma. The flavor has a bit more sweetness to it than does the nose. Toffee to go along with the toasted bread. A hint of yeast and a mild spice on the finish.

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4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is brown and slightly hazy. Aggressively carbonated. Off white head of small bubbles with low retention but the fast carbonation holds the head up for a bit.

Aroma is sweet and mildly yeasty perhaps some raisin or candi sugar.

Beer is light and sweet. Nice yeast and a wet finish quite enjoyable and I appreciate a Bruery beer that isn't too heavy just simple and good. Love the low ABV too. Hopefully this is a sign that more sessions beers are on the way from the Bruery. I would have it again.

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2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle opens with an assertive hiss and pours into the glass a deep orange copper color with a huge white head that takes forever to subside. Smells of dark fruits and caramel with bits of pepper and spice. It smells pretty good, a bit sweet and seems like something that's going to be bigger than 4.7%. The flavor up front is pretty good with lots of dark sugary and fruity flavors that you would associate with a mild ale. Then the yeast takes over and it gets a little weird. A little peppery and a little salty and earthy. Light body with a fairly dry finish, excessive level of carbonation and a sweet almost salty mouthfeel. Its nice to try something different every once in a while, but this one just didn't do it for me.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Go Team! from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 88 ratings