Collaboration Not Litigation Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Collaboration Not Litigation AleCollaboration Not Litigation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.72%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FtownThrowDown on 01-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,628
Reviews:
736
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
245
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Zythophile
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: January 2015
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Appearance is a moderately murky brown with not much head. Appearance is the thing I care least about.

Smell is woody sweet tea with some molasses. A little barley, but it's barely detectable.

The sweet tea is definitely there in the taste, but there's not much sweetness anywhere else. It's got maple wood instead of maple syrup. It has a little prune, too. Basically, this brew has flavors that are sometimes associated with being "smoky" without really being smoky itself.

It has a thick body with fine carbonation.

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Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cubbyZilla
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruddy brownish color with a slightly tab head. Lots of lacing left behind. Smell is sweet candy, caramel, bananas, clove and Belgian yeast. The taste is very sweet with the aromas present in the taste. There is a nice almost cherry like flavor at the end with some mild bitterness. This is a really nice beer.

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Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a bottle of batch #9. Poured out of the 22 oz. bomber bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium copper/amber color with a nice white head that's an inch thick when first poured. Settles eventually to a solid 1/3 of a n inch with good retention and excellent lacing. Aromas of some fruits such as figs and a hint of banana along with some cloves, and toffee that give way so slightly biscuit and toasted caramel malt sweetness. Doesn't smell boozy. Tastewise, this baby has as an excellent toffee and just slightly toasted, biscuit caramel malt sweetness that gives way to some Belgian candy sugars and fruity notes of fig and banana. This is all rounded out with some clove and just a touch of hop bitterness. A complex flavor profile with several aspects that seem to compliment one another quite nicely indeed. Has a crisp, slightly prickly, slightly chewy and syrupy, yet also smooth and somewhat creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. A pretty good beer here overall. This beer is certainly by far a better result for everyone than what would have happened if Avery and Russian River had decided to sue each other over naming right instead! Here's to collaboration! :)

Eric

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.13/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,628 ratings.
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