Preachin' To The Choir | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Floydster on 05-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
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3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8 ounce glass at the brewery for around four dollars on 4/27/09, reviewed from notes

More about the beer: "Preachin' To The Choir is an experiment in yeast. It was made with a slightly modified version of The Reverend's wort stream, but not with the usual yeast strain or fermentation temperature. The experiment was to transfer the wort at 68F, not turn on any refrigeration to the tank, and let the yeast carry the beer to whatever temperature 'survival-bility' of the fittest allowed. The tank reached into the low 90sF. The yeast base is comprised of four equal parts of French Saison (Wyeast 3711), Bier de Garde (Wyeast 3725), Farmhouse (Wyeast 3726), and Belgian Saison Ale (WL565). During the very last phase of fermentation, the beer was racked off into kegs and allowed to fully carbonate in the barrel to create a lively and playful 11.2% abv 'keg-conditioned' beer. Rejoice in the estery goodness!"

A-Hazy dark orange with some red tones, 3/4 inch off white creamy head, some retention, not much lacing
S-Cookie dough, bread, mild tart, candided sugar, berries, nuts, sweet yeast, bananas, light citrus, and booze
T-Mostly caramel at first but also some dark fruits, tartiness and candied sugar make up the middle, more fruit with a bigger citrus feel and a good amount of alcohol in the finish, lots of esters and heat coming through as it warms, like the bready and tart feel it gives off at times, could use more of that to make this truly funky, interesting balance but it worked for the most part
M-Sweet, fruity, boozy, and slightly tarty mouthfeel, full bodied, probably could use some more carbonation, taste lingers long
D-Could not have drank much more than my serving, quite hot and sweet overall, not smooth because of the big fruit and sweetness characteristics

This was the only thing I had not tried before that was on the tap list for the day, it was definitely interesting and I think more quads should be brewed with Biere de Garde yeast strains in the future, it would add funk and take some of the emphasis off of the sugary sweetness, would like to drink again, recommended

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ratman for sharing this one with us at schmittymack's 50th birthday party earlier this month. Poured a medium amber color with light carbonation. Aromas of Belgian yeast, honey and apples. On the palate, medium bodied and lightly tart, with bready malt and lots of Belgian yeast. A great experiment.

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Photo of JMBSH
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Preachin' To The Choir from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 4 ratings