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Old 10-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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I bought an assortment of craft beers to enjoy while my next batch is conditioning for another week. I bought a beer made in California called "The Beast" ~15% abv.

Man, that stuff was awful. But the half a glass I drank before I poured it out did it's job. Anyone else here had it before?

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Old 10-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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I thought it was terrible as well. It's the Avery, right? It's a Grand Cru, and what I noticed most was the alcohol bite. I like a lot of Avery beers, but I would never buy that one again.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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We have a gas station out here in Tx near Grapevine call Hall's, they have an awsome beer selection and wine selection. I bought a bottle of The Beast, not the best beer i have tasted but not the worst either. I will not buy it again though. Avery does otherwise make some damn good beers.

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Milwaukee's Beast?!

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The Beast is the one in that line that I haven't had. I like the Sameal and the Mephistopheles is the best evar. but yeah, they are HUGE beers. If you don't like a chewy brew with tons of alcohol, then, yeah, stay away.

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If it was Avery, then it was made in Colorado.

Give credit where credit is due, now. If it was sub-par, then the suede-denim secret police would escort it to the Zonie border in the dark of night.

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Is it a beer that they intend to be cellered for a long while before drinking?

Oh it's an annual anniversary ale....more likely it would mellow with cellaring.

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The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it's futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
It should say what vintage it is....or the batch number...Beer advocate has all the reviews jumbled it together, so it's hard to figure out which vintages were better than the others and at what age they were reviewed.
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If it was Avery, then it was made in Colorado.

Give credit where credit is due, now. If it was sub-par, then the suede-denim secret police would escort it to the Zonie border in the dark of night.

Yep, from Colorado. Sorry. I don't know if I would say it was sub-par. Consider that I am a recent convert to good beer so it is quite possible that I simply haven't developed a taste for such a heavy brew. However, it was like drinking molasses and I can't imagine ever acquirin g a taste for it. But if a person is into that kind of beer I'm sure it would be worth every penny.
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Is it a beer that they intend to be cellered for a long while before drinking?

Oh it's an annual anniversary ale....more likely it would mellow with cellaring.



It should say what vintage it is....or the batch number...Beer advocate has all the reviews jumbled it together, so it's hard to figure out which vintages were better than the others and at what age they were reviewed.
Oh, dude, fo sho. I had a bottle of my mephistopheles clone a few nights ago. It's been in bottle since, oh, this time last year...and it needs 5 more years I'd say. Maybe more. Good thing I used those oxy-arresting caps.
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Yeah most of those really huge things need serious serious aging. Victory V12 comes to mind.

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