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Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 151 Drink: Avery The Beast Grand Cru 2006

Part of Avery Brewing's Demons of Ales trilogy, the brewery says The Beast can be cellared for up to 10 years. Drinking this four year old bottle from the retail shelves of The Party Source in Syracuse, N.Y., proves the point.

Avery The Beast is a strong Blegian-style dark ale.

Avery The Beast 2006 vintage pours a lovely reddish brown hue and a firm tan head. Plenty of sweet, fruity malt in the nose. The flavor comes out strong with molasses, figs and even a slight tropical edge in the finish. This is a big 14.9 percewnt alcohol by volume brew. A 12-ounce bottle is perfect for sharing.

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