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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - MAR 23, 2009
Bouteille de 750 ml. La bière se présente avec une robe ambrée et un col de mousse modeste et persistante. Au nez on découvre des arômes de raisins rouges, de malt caramel et de gomme baloune. En bouche le corps est rond avec une effervescence faible-moyenne. On goûte des saveurs de raisin en coalition avec de l’alcool enrobée de bonbon au sucre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL and 750ml bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge. Fruity yeast aroma with notes of pear, raspberry and apple. Taste has a wheat presence to go along with the yeast. Some Bready notes and a pronounced sweetness. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Tangy and a bit prickly. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pours golden orange with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grapes, red wine, mustyness, sweet malts, yeast, and some caramel. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 24, 2016
On tap at Cannery Row Brewing Co. in Monterey, CA. Aroma is mild grape must, yeasty things. Taste is light Belgian-y vibes with some dry grape skin overtones. Mildly interesting but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1198) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an orange-gold with white head. A strong yeast and wine like aroma. A sweet wine like taste with some grains, spices, and dry grains. A dry grain aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Fruity, yeasty, bitter! Adjunct: Big frothy head, peppery and yeasty nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Clear orange gold, minimal tan head. Grape must, quite earthy, some hop earthiness as well. Some light tartness, deep back of the mouth raisin. Long oily finish, medium body. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2015
750ml bottle, shared with staff. 2009 vintage. Some dark fruit flavor, tannins, a bit of mustiness, but it’s not bad. I was skeptical opening up this bottle up, but it’s a good one to sip and share. Some oxidization, as expected, but I’ve had many other 6 yr old beers that were drinking far worse than this. Taste is moderate-plus bitter, slightly astrigent. Very dry finish. Very mild sweet. Medium-plus body. Drinks a bit lighter in body than the 9.3%, but you don’t want to take more than a sip with that big drying finish, and somewhat musty aftertaste. Hazy darker orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving some bits of lace. Solid, interesting belgian strong ale, esp. for 6 years. I’m sure it was much better earlier, but I’m impressed that it’s not straight awful now (I think I’m a bit more skeptical towards aged beers than most). Just kind of musty, mildly oxidized, mild bandaid character to it that sort of drags a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A dense, finger-thick beige head forms over a hazy orange colored body. Lacings. The aroma has a vinous touch, without the alcohol, there’s a generic fruityness, some caramel and green raisins and a faint sweetish touch. It’s medium sweet on the palate, full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Caramel, some nuts and dried fruits, a generic fruity touch and something vinous. Still no alcohol warmth, the alcohol is barely detectable actually. Lasting fruity and grape-like finish where the alcohol finally shows up, in a good way that is. Nothing exciting going on here, but it’s a solid one anyway. 150612

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, dried fruits and grapes. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long slightly warm, malty, yeasty and grape skin finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - JUN 9, 2015
on tap at The Big Hunt in Washington DC; deep amber color; fruity, red wine aroma; lots of fruity, red wine flavor and sweet malt with an underlying bitterness; fruity, red wine finish

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