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Avery Beast Grand Cru

16.83% ABV. Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. Came across this bottle at a local liquor shop and I sure enjoy some of the high ABV beers from Avery so I figured to try this one out! Poured from 12oz bottle (Batch #9 – August 2011 release). Only available in 619 cases. Pours a cloudy nut brown with almost no head. Aroma is mostly booze but also has some dried dark fruits, a little Belgian sugar and a little caramel. Taste is heavily sweet. Has a huge alcohol burn with a good bit of Belgian sugar, caramel, raisins, molasses, and dark fruit. Some bourbon barrel wood and a little vanilla in there too. Almost reminds me of a less sweet port wine. Full bodied with a thick texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, an interesting beer that complements well with the Mephistopheles’ Stout.
theBeerAuthority: B+

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