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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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For the season we offer you our best wishes and especially delicious Ale. Rich and dark like our Dubbel. Sumptuous and smooth like our Tripel. Enjoy.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
From the corked, caged 7450 ml. bottle - 2011 batch. Marked 12-229-13. The pour is a gorgeous looking reddish-amber with a short-lived but delicate beige head. The aroma is full of toasted caramel malts, Belgian sugars, molasses, and mild hops. The body is smooth and better than medium. Loads of sweet flavor in this even after it has been aged. Sweet malts, sweet molasses, and moderate hops at the end. One of my my favorite characteristics.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Malty aroma has a strong fruity note and an overtone of cloves and cinnamon. Pours a clear dark mahogany with a fairly thick light tan head. Robust flavor fills the mouth with fruity (apple, banana, a little pear), malty, clove, cinnamon, caramel and horehound notes. Firm, smooth texture has plenty of fizz and life. Good any time of year!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
A great gift. Pours a deep brown color with a quick fading head. Alittle on the sweet side. Deep rich flavor with slight spicy notes and caramel. Bready in aroma. Moderated body and mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured dark brown with a nice head. Sweet and syrupy, caramel, nutmeg, and clove notes along with distinct ’banana’ esters. I think I served a little too warm. Would like to try this again chilled a little longer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emma0582 (1) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Caramel, floral, raisin, vanilla, fig, sweet finish, red hue, fine carbonation, smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fuzzycranium (4) - Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Wonderful mouthfeel compared to nose. Malty, candy fig flavor with a hint of ginger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pretty good. Enjoyed this more than the Scaldis Noel I tried. Has floral hops and sweet malt, booze in aroma. Pours clear amber. Low carbonation. Good consistency, palatee medium. Aftertaste is sweet and floral. Tap at Slows bbq.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (562) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pour from a 750ml. Dark cloudy ruby color, tall white head. High carbonation. Good mouthfeel. Taste is strong of dark fruit, raisins, fig. Slightly sour finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Deep red pour with a thin head. A little lace. Taste lingers in your mouth. The taste is spicy with a hint of banana and sugar. Aroma of sugar and feet. Mouth is little thin overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (688) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Garnet colored hazy liquid topped by a smalll craemy beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma hints at dark fruits. Flavor is mild toasted malt and more dark fruits with notes of plums and raisins. Lot’s of carbonation and peppery hops in finish. Overall, very nicely done.


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