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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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New Commercial Description: Brewed in a cloistered nook of remote Anderson Valley, this handcrafted Belgian-style strong ale may be the closest you’ll ever get to heaven on earth. Made in very limited quantity, it is malty, tangy and a little wild, it is sure to raise your spirits. We suffered to brew this enormously complex beer so that you can enjoy it completely guilt free.

Original Commercial Description: Brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company by David Keene, the owner of the legendary San Francisco beer-bar, Toronado, this double-style ale features the huge fruit flavors combined with yeastiness and spiciness that Belgian ales are known for.
Brewed from malted barley, hops, water, demerara sugar, and special trappist yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt malt - caramel - brown sugar, moderate yeasty, light candy sweet, light metalic. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy yeast, burnt malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111001]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
From tap at Rattle’N’Hum. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and yeasty, phenolic. Slight spiced, dry malty and light overripe fruity. Bitter and caramelish. Dry and herbal into the finish. Ends slight bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2006
A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet woody combined with light notes of caramel, alcohol, and spices. The flavor is sweet malty - the sweetness making the mouthfeel somewhat sticky, with primary notes of caramel, but also some spices - of which cloves are the strongest.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Beautiful, clear mahogany with a creamy, beige head. Lightly vinous aroma with sweet, dried fruit. Medium body with sweetish notes of dried fruit. No bitterness. 061006

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with anoff white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruits and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel, dried fruits and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown, brief beige head. Aroma of plum brandy and coffee. Sweet and roasty, softly malty with drier, salty bitter finish. Decidedly more balanced than their Triple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
Draft @ AVBC, Boonville, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty yeasty spicy aroma with hints of ripe fruit. Malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Has a sweetish spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle from Lee’s Discount Liquor, Las Vegas
Dark mahogany color, big thick head. It has a good caramel and chocolate aroma, strong body, medium sweetness, chocolate flavor, caramel of course, correct bitterness, alcohol warmth at the end. Maybe a bit too strong, correctly brewed, but without emotions, monodimensional and boring after a few sips.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are molasses, caramel, fruits, malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle @ Autumn Tasting, Ulfborg 2011. Pours ruby amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Sweet nose of nuts and caramel. Very malty. A bit of fruit. Medium bodied. Warmth from alcohol.


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