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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #5, poured into oversize wine glass.

My average pour got me a finger of milky head that shrank down to a ring in a few minutes. Body is a dark amber/light brown color about a shade or so darker than a good apple cider. Very little activity noted noted carbonation wise. Some decent lacing noted.

Light caramel, figs, raisins, and Belgian sugar are the main body of the nose. It's rounded out with light malt, a hint of yeast and a kiss of maraschino cherry.

Candy sugar, dark fruit and light caramel take you on a ride before dropping you off at a very pleasant malt taste. The very end is a light usage of spice. Almost as complex as the nose.

Medium bodied, it coats the mouth well and soothes going down. After letting it warm a little I did detect just a little alcohol in the background, with a little burn building near the end of the beer. Very solid offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 4 from Suwanee Package.

A: muddied amber brown, with off white head that turns to a ring and has good speckled lacing. last 1/3 of the bottle revealed some chunky sediment.

S: semi complex aromas of raisins, vinous notes, dried fruit, sweet caramel.

T: initially big caramel sweetness, with fig, plum and some other dark dried fruits. big maltiness is probably the dominating characteristic.

O: I would say if the taste lived up to the nose, i would have been much happier. still this is a fine offering and I think the 1 year of age did this some good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm tasting this for the first time. Great collabo from Avery and Russian River. Let's get into it. . .

Bottle Type: 22oz bomber
Batch #5
Served in a 15 oz snifter
Bottled Jan. 2011

Appearance: Good lacing. Light brown hue. Head retention is great with 35+ seconds.

Smell: Great Belgian sugars come through. Nice fig and apricot notes. Nice funky yeast. Really inviting

Taste: A bit alcohol on the front. None the less, great flavor. Good malt and good sugars come through.

Mouthfeel: Sharp. Nice weight on the palate. Not a long finish but nice profile.

Overall: Nice beer. Wanted a bit more color in the appearance.
The strong alcohol presence disappointed but overall it was a good drink.

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Collaboration Not Litigation Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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