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The Bruery 4 Calling Birds

The Bruery 4 Calling Birds11% ABV. Beligan style dark ale, the fourth verse of The Bruery’s (Placentia, CA) Twelve Beers of Christmas saga. One of my favorite holiday beers that I wish I stockpiled when it came out a couple years ago. I always seek this out whenever a brewpub carries a bottle by luck. Pours a dark mahogany with a touch of ruby around the edges along with thin lacing that lasts well throughout. Aroma is full of rich sweet dark fruits with raisin and prune, with some Belgian yeast, spices, gingerbread, caramelized malts, and a touch of booze. The flavor starts off with rich sweet dark fruits, raisin, prune, and caramelized malts. There is also a bit of spice and Belgian yeast flavor supporting the style. Through the middle, some more gingerbread spices come through with a touch of cherry. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruits and caramel malts, with some Belgian candi syrup, spice, and hints of booze. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes off smooth and syrupy with a sweet, warming, and lightly spicy finish. Overall, a solid and amazing beer. Again, always will take the opportunity to drink this and they have a bourbon aged version of which I am always on the look out for.
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This entry was posted on December 19, 2013 by in Beer, Beer rankings, Craft beer and tagged .

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