The Matriarch | Catawba Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
4.65/5
1 Rating
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Matriarch was brewed with a unique blend of chamomile flowers, local honey, and local pear juice.

Added by cwguy5 on 03-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 1 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of cwguy5
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at The Common Market at one of their CM.BEER.EDU series tastings with head brewer Todd Boera. Leap Day 2012.

A - clear golden color with big off-white head, bubbly and active; moderate lacing

S - toast, biscuits, pear/pear preserves, green apple

T - buttery biscuits and pear preserves in liquid form! IN-SANE! where is the 11.8% alcohol?

M - medium bodied with light but sufficient carbonation; sweet, coating mouthfeel from the honey; very pleasant sweet linger that avoids being cloying

O - amazing! please brew this again. make it a seasonal, make it a year-round - i don't care. base beer is great and the pears and honey added are right on point. a must-try if you can find it. look for CVB tasting events.

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The Matriarch from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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