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RATINGS: 1347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
Nice deep brown color yet maintains a brite finish. The head didn’t have as much laced as I would have expected. Fruity estery aromas reminicant of banana and raisans. The same flavors come through from the aroma with a balanced maltiness. The body is medium to light. There is a refreshing finish that is not overbearing and invites you to drink more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2004
Brown with hints of red. Small creamy head. Malty and fruity aroma of banana, pear, toffee and caramel Round aand quite refreshing flavour of yeast, nectarines, banana, toffee and burnt sugar. Smooth and sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2004
Best by 6/04. Medium mud brown, murky, thin but long lasting tan head. Aroma of darker fruits (raisins, dates), malt, and yeast. Flavor of overripe banana, apple, lots of malt. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Long finish. Medium body, very smooth, quite mellow. I dug it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 33cl bottle, dated 06/04 (bottled June 2001?) The pour and the initial aroma had me convinced I was about to take on a Rochefort 8. Further nasal discovery picked up a fresh plum and even white grape scent. The taste is quite pure, and well blended. The sweetness might be too much for some, but fell right in line with what I like in a Bruin. There was some heavy carbonation and alcohol kick, esp. in the finish...all signs that this has aged well. Oh, so drinkable...There is little that separates this from the best of the Belgian lot.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2004
The alcohol is not noticed in the first sip then it makes it self known in the finish. Like the malt with surprising crispness. This is a world class beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - APR 14, 2004
Dark amber coloured. Medium head. Raisins and candis sugar in the aroma. Rather complex, sweet and fruity, with a malty bitterness and some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Brown and amber in color, medium beige head. Caramel, a bit sweet and fruity nose. Full body. Sweet, caramel-like flavor with notes of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2004
I liked this a little better than the blonde. This had a nice beige head that stayed and was dark and cloudy. The aroma had peaches, fresh bread and a little spice. The flavor had a slightly sour note like Granny Smith apples at first. Later, it sweetens up and finshes in a delicious way. This is a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
A deep brown colour, small quick diminishing head. Aroma of raisins, plums...this stuff is quite malty and has a subtle hop finish. Fairly unbalanced. Alcohol lingers throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2004
Fruity, spicy aroma. I even detect some hops! Nice reddish amber brown color. Light carbonation. A nice tan head develops and sticks around for a while. NIce lacing on the sides of the glass. Classic Belgian taste. Sweetish notes from the malt and candi sugar, I presume. Vanilla, woody notes as well. Long finish with slightly warming alcohol notes. OVerall a nice Belgian beer that fits very nicely with a warm, sunny spring day like today!


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