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Matacabras by Dave's Brew Farm
Belgian Dark Ale
8.00 % ABV

Review by tavernjef on 04/29/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2010
After taking the personalized tour at Dave's BrewFarm earlier this Spring for a birthday surprise, this stuff along with the Japanese Harakuza? brew, and many others, I was sold on Dave's idea immediately with his wind powered 'Green' facility.
Matacabras: goat killing wind - is a delight to behold, brewed with brown sugar and coming in at 8% ABV. Pours a wonderful dark orange chill hazed cast that whispers a browned and aged brick glow. An inch tall foam of ivory hue smoothes over the top for a bit before fading to an always present thick collar ring. Big patchy piles of lace coat the goblet in which it was poured.

Aroma is soft and alluringly rich and heavy with candied sugar, Belgian candied yeast, dusty fig, golden raisin, and banana, lightly coated with dark citrus and cocoa, partially doughy and a touch peppery. Complexly sweet and definately Belgian and definately Dave!

Taste has more of the same complexities found in its aroma. Actually, a tall notch above since the tongue is more happier then the nose upon first taken onto the palate with that first yummy big sip. Super soft, smooth, rich, creamy, doughy sweet, with feathery spicyness puffing about with big banana breadyness to start then hints to the brown sugar cave in quickly over the middle as light touches to raisin, fig, cocoa, and dark citrus float into a lofty long finish of doughy remains. Nicey Nice!

The body is unbelieveably soft and fluffy with an insanely smooth creamyness. Bready but liquesent and a nearly perfect medium body, no over ABV heavyness here. Nor a body bound by too much sweetness. I like that its more on the medium soft and creamy side then heavy as it really speaks to the craft of the beer and that of the brewer himself. It also makes it a wonderfully quick treat to drink down in a hurry. Two or three of these aren't difficult to handle.

Big congrats to Dave! This stuff is a keeper and I'm looking forward to seeing alot more of his brews hit the market soon!

Served In: Goblet

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