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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5303) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger with Linh and Andy. Pours a bright, hazy orange peach body with thick one finger creamy white lacing. Aroma is Belgian spice, light fruit, candy and yeast. Mouthfeel is carbonated, medium with notes of spice, candy, yeast, sweet apples, cherry, and a light esters. Ok Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed golden with a medium sized white head. Soft malt, a touch of oxidized fruit, sweet yeast, Medium bodied, a bit oxidized, malt, fruit, warm yeast. Sweet and fruity, warm yeast and a touch of grapes and raisins. Slight warming alcohol on the finish but never boozy. Certainly a bit of age apparent, toasty and warm, with lingering sweetness and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3498) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy gold/brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, herbs, biscuit and cookie malt, floral hops, straw, and some grassy notes. Flavor is balanced sweet malt, light fruit esters, and hops (light bitterness) with a good dose of herbs; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is vinous, biscuit and cookie malt with spicy and earthy hops and dates, figs. Flavor is malt forward with medium spices and vinous notes, dried fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours orange with a red tinge, initial foamy head hat dissipates. Nose is floral with some orange peel. Aromas are citrus, some peach, some light red wine and maybe some cereal. Tastes are some light sweet with some light bitterness in he finish. Mouth body is medium with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2315) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle 2009 .... Deep clear golden brown pour, thin ring of off white head ... Aroma of fruity yeast, grapes, little abv (that went away as it settled), caramel malts and light orange .... Taste of caramel malts, fruity yeast, oranges, very light grapes .... Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow ... Finish is lightly spicy and lingering fruity flavors ... Good stuff sessionable and abv hidden well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a finger or so of fizzy white foam that laces nicely. On the nose there is a good dose of belgian yeast, candy sugar, vinous fruit and a bit of light malts. The palate follows the nose but there is a heavy honeyed sweetness that masks some of the complexity of the fruit; pear, grapes and even a touch of sweet citrus. On the finish there is a lot of honey sweetness coing through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with aroma of grape, pears and cherries. The grapes are at the forefront on the taste with no alcohol burn. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2009 bottling. A bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours very cloudy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big grape, apple, pear, biscuit, clove, pepper, grape skin, herbal, earth, honey, caramel, and yeast spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, herbal, pepper, biscuit, clove, earth, honey, grape skin, caramel, and yeast spiciness. Slight grape skin tang on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, bread, honey, earth, herbal, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and flavor complexity; with no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. Fairly unique flavor profile with great balance and flavor complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A: Hazy yellow with decent head and some lace. S: Sweet, with a very present grape aroma. T: Tasty grapes. Well done. The sweetness, however, becomes too much fairly quickly. This is a decent beer to split a few ways. M: Decent carbonation level. Ok feel. Again, a bit sweet throughout. D: A small sample is sufficient. Iím glad I tried it, but donít feel compelled to try this one again.

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