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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Collaboration Not Litigation AleCollaboration Not Litigation Ale

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.72%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FtownThrowDown on 01-23-2007

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Ratings: 1,631 |  Reviews: 736
Photo of dav
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of titosupertramp
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark honey colored, murky with floaties. Head has lots of large bubbles. Soapy lacing on the drinking side of the glass and a ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S: Candi sugar, raisins, cherry, syrup. Nice smell.

T: Raisins and dark cherries are the primary flavors I'm picking out. Candi sugar and bready malts in support.

M: Full almost chewy. Good carbonation.

O: This isn't bad at all. If I happen upon another bottle of this, I'd pick it again. Solid.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jmunsters
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with a thin finger head that disappates quickly. Smells of caramel, straw, dark cherries and raisins. Comes off tasting a bit oaked, malty and a bit syrupy. Carbonation is pretty mild and it is a tad thick, fitting of the style. Overall a solid beer that I would enjoy again.

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Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Lnc3
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a dark, orange brown beer with a off-white head, with a medium-strong hold. It smells a little sour with some fruity properties. Has a yeast flavor to it and it finishes very bitter. This beer is very complex and has a lot of qualities to it. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Drewski363672
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, but clear enough to see the live yeast.

Chocolatey smell, also had hints of coffee. Almost smells roasted.

Tastes like baker's chocolate. Very sweet and very bitter.

Mouthfeel was average.

Overall, it is a great beer with interesting flavors and tastes. I enjoyed the live yeast. I would buy this again for sure.

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Photo of Monicagm
2.06/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark amber color with a thin head.

Sesame/umami scent.

Dark chocolate or a roasted coffee taste. Clean finish.

Thick mouthfeel.

Overall, I wasn't a fan of this beer at all. The think mouthfeel combined with the umami taste was too overwhelming for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of 1990al
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Low carbonation with a low hold on the glass. Low head as well. Amber color. Aroma smells like dark chocolate. It is a little spicy as well probably because of the Hops. It has a malty/ vague sweetness to it. Light mouth feel. Excellent beer to drink and rare as well

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Photo of KaptinKrunches
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:The color of the beer is a dark, murky brown. This is due in part to yeast floating around the beer. It has little hold.
Smell:It smells like dark chocolate with a slight fruity smell to it.
Taste:It tastes just like it smells, chocolate. It has a very sweet, subtle chocolate taste even though there is physically no chocolate put into it. It is very malty and is not bitter at all but when you swallow it, there is a slight burning sensation. There is very little/no carbonation.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium mouth feel as it coats your mouth just ever so slightly.
Overall: I overall enjoyed this beer a lot. The chocolate flavor is what made this beer great. This is the first beer that i tried where I can see live yeast which adds aesthetic appeal to it when poured. I can only imagine how much more flavor will come out of it if it was aged even longer.

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Photo of Olivia55555
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Collaboration not Litigation- another delightful smelling beer. My second favorite smelling beer so far. It has a strong scent of soy sauce and it is very appealing! The dark, brownish color of this beer is lovely as well. There are particles that float to the bottom, must be the live yeast that gives it its taste! The mouthfeel is not too heavy, and overall this is one of the best beers I have tried!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 1 Pint 6 Fl. Oz. bottle which was bottled in February 2008, Batch #2, to a globe glass.

A - The beer pours a crystal clear copper/amber color with a nice 1.5 finger cream colored head which slowly fades to a thin film with nice lacing.

S - The nose is very malt forward with caramel, toffee, hints of fruit and spice. Herbal.

T/M - Very malt heavy with warm earthy tones. The beer opens up sweet but has a nice blend of fruit and spice. The beer is medium bodied with a slick character and little carbonation. It really coats the palette with a pleasant flavor. Great mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

Overall, this was the second bottle I had before reviewing. It's a solid brew. I'd recommend a sample if you're able.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-09-2011 02:32:52

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Brandonbrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of abrand
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into pint glass.

This pours a copper color with a quick fading off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Smells of some funk, pear, grains, and raisins. Pretty good smelling beer. Taste is pretty smooth and mellow. Some fruits with a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this.

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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,631 ratings
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