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Buzzerkeley | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States
calicraft.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Buzzerkeley blurs the line between beer and wine. Pushing the boundary of taste and style, this light and zesty Sparkling Ale showcases pure California Starthistle honey and is a blend of two batches, one made with a Champagne yeast, the other with a Belgian yeast, blended one-to-one.

Added by GRG1313 on 07-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,756
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Philousa:
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2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Imbibed on tap at Original Gravity on 9/8/12.

Clear metallic yellow gold with small amount of white head. Some Belgian spices and pungent aroma start things off. A little clove and almond comes out much more with a swirl. A small amount of plasticky esters, but I really had to pick it out. Mostly sweet Belgian grains, honey is what comes to mind. Strong Belgian pungent malt flavor, again with the clove and almond, maybe a little walnut. Sweetness is definitely prominent and honey-like. The bitterness is not a big part of the beer and I get more of a nectar like flavor with a strong pungentness that ends slightly bitter. MF is medium with a slight dry finish. 

This one is nothing special. Could make it more interesting in a bottle  if I could add some yeast.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a clear light straw body. Lots of bubbles.
The aroma is a nice pear, apple and spice smell.
The taste is fruity sweet but balanced with a dry tenancy towards the finish.
The texture is medium and fizzy.
It's enjoyable.

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3.8/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear bright amber orange with a lovely, thick and firm white head, that unfortunately fades a bit quickly.

Nose is full assertive esters of banana and cooked stone fruit.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and rich with very light carbonation. In fact, feels almost like a "beer cream."

Flavor profile is bold and assertive rich biscuit and cracker yeast; undertones of fresh white bread but with a rich almost sweet rice undertone. Beer is actually luscious in the mouth with a rich elegance to the flavors. Hints of spice, whiskey and heavily creamed rich honey come to mind.

Finish is cooked honey and fruit with a hint of dry bitterness. This one is really quite complex and very nice all around. The bottle speaks of the beer "blurring the line between beer and wine." Actually a pretty good description.

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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Buzzerkeley from Calicraft Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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