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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10C)


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I did a side by side of two bottles Id been aging: 2001, 2002 2001-pured deep brown with thin tan head...smelled tart like grapes, cocoa, astringent..tasted rich with a velvety mouthfeel...caramel, quite sweet with mild alcohol...finish quick and dry...this is the one Im going to rate for numbers... 2002-poured lighter brown than 01, HUGE floaties and LOTS of them...sort of surprised me b/c the 01 had no floaties...smelled much more overpowering than the 01...caramel, nuts, very earthy...much more effervescent than 01...fizzy...sweet finish with sugar...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
A sharp and sweet drink from affligem. Ranks better than the blonde. The usual sweet fruit and caramels are here with a sharp aftertaste. Impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
Pours hazy red with a firm tan head. Cherry yeast aroma. Woody, musty, and earth. Cherry, apple, rasin. Some brown sugar. Some medicine (Cherry cough syrup). Sweet/sour finish. Good but not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 Average double. Flat aroma. Taste of fruit/caramel and spices. Finish dry indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Nice vinous aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts. The pour was solidly carbonated, leaving a minimal but lasting head. The thick, chewy yeast was impossible to keep buried - despite the slow pour. The taste was thin compared to the bold aroma with no real dominant or distinctive flavor. Short finish nicely fitting between dry and sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Some light fruity notes and caramel in the aroma, not much malt, no distinct hoppy aroma. Reddish brown clear-cloudy with-without dregs. Off-white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with some sweetness, malty, caramel, with yeasty flavor. Has mild dry bitterness to it. Finish is drier, with more chalkiness and watery malty sweetness. After is mild and doesnt last.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2004
Yeah, nice tasty dark beer.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
Reddish brown colour with nice big head. Aroma is made up by yeast and malts. Flavor is sweet malts with spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Beer pours gorgeous mahogeny with a nice thick tan colored head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is rich with malt and dark dried fruits, i.e. figs and raisins, also light yeastiness and spices. Flavor yield a bit less than the promise of the aroma. Flavors of sweet malt, light yeast, and light spices are present. The finish is dry. This was quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 A dark undlear red beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet spicy with coriander being most dominant, but also roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of bread and coriander as well as other spices leading to a slightly dry end.


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