Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation
Collaboration Not Litigation is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, this bottle is Batch 6. This beer is a recipe that is a blend of Avery Salvation and Russian River Salvation, hence the clever name for this collaboration. This seems rather pale for a Belgian Dark Ale, but being a blend that doesn’t surprise me. I wouldn’t call this a traditional Belgian by any stretch. Things start with sweet candy sugar and some light sweet caramel malt. The back end is a mixture of mild fruits (pears, apples and white grapes), a bit of clove and mild spices, a touch of alcohol, then a bit of honey in the aftertaste. On the sweet side overall, but this is one of those sweet beers that really works for me.