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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Ratings: 1,628 |  Reviews: 736
Photo of boogerisu
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brolo75
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review of Batch #9. 22 ounce bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a dark amber/mahogany color with a vanilla colored head, good amount of carbonation streaming up the glass, some head retention, head was creamy, frothy, full with lots of tiny bubbles in it, good amount of lacing.

A: Spice, clove, bananas, toffee, Belgian yeast, picking up a hint of roasted toffee/caramel, alcohol is well hidden, smells pretty good.

T: Like the nose, spice, clove, bananas, subtle roasted toffee, aftertaste is of spice and cloves, semi-dry finish, mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O: Not sure about other batches, but Batch #9 is very tasty, very smooth, mouthfeel is amazingly creamy and balanced, several layers of flavors, the alcohol is well hidden for 8.9%, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJOVa
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmetal
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Deep copper to light brown in color. There is some cloudiness within the body. There's a fingernail of tan head covering the majority of the top. Moderate lacing. Aroma is of fruity yeasty esters. The flavor is an abundance of sweet malt and light Belgian Candy sugar. The body is heavily carbonated, syrupy and chewy with a warming presence from the alcohol.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy Amber color, with a nice white tan head and a little lacing

Smell: Cherry, stone fruits, toffee and chocolate

Taste: Malt, toffee, chocolate, Cherry, a little bit of bitterness

Feel: Creamy Smith with medium carbonation

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Photo of DASA10
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BiaSongThan
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 8 bottled 1/15
Light brown murky appearance typical to style with sticky tan head. Aroma of raisins, dried fruits, sweet bready malt. Taste follows nose heavy on dried fruit flavors with nice Belgian yeast as well. Alcohol very well hidden. Full bodied with very nice soft carb. Overall a nice example of the style, with the dried fruit flavors standing out most for me.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 8, bottled January 2015. 8.9% Alc/Vol

Appearance - Poured into a snifter to reveal a hazy, ruddy brown brew with a sandstone colored half finger head that melts away rather quickly, leaving behind a mostly barren surface with a few sud islands across the top and a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass. A few spots here and there for lace.

Smell - Deep caramel with lesser notes of toffee and raisin. Faint astringency.

Taste - Follows the nose. Deep caramel flavor, with light touches of toffee and raisin. Mild clove spice. Hints of woodiness and herbal character. Finish is abrupt and mostly clean, with only faint sugary notes lingering. Fairly mellow overall.

Mouthfeel - Near full-bodied with low carbonation. A touch of stickiness is left on the lips, but otherwise it's a smooth, slick delivery.

Overall - Pretty good, but outside the caramel it seems to lack ideal depth and complexity of flavor. It's got a fair amount of decent age on it, about 9 months, so maybe it's better when fresh?

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of heerboth
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olafphysics
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pens1967
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of golf4collet
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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