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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The brewers of Anderson Valley had to conjure the High Priestess of Fermentation to help them formulate and create this rare hand-crafted elixer. It is luxuriant, smooth, more that a little wild, and at 10% alcohol, it's bound to raise your spirits. Open the Bottle and greet the High Priestess. You are worthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Spiced apples, sourness. Pours a coppery body and small head. Lots of yeastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a clear light amber color, small white head. Aroma is apples and pears. Flavor is sweet, caramel, belgian yeast and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Aroma of white raisin, coriander, and malt, giving way to distinctive cantaloupe and banana as the beer warms. Appears amber-golden with a small cream-colored head and noticeable effervescence of medium-large bubbles. Flavor is peppery with some underlying sweetness but, in the end, dominated by spice and alcohol. Palate is medium-thin and appropriate for the style. Overall, this beer is slightly greater than the sum of its parts and not at all bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Wow. I am not sure what went wrong when most of you rated this beer but my wife and I absolutely loved this one. Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this fine brew poured a cloudy bronze color with a small white head. The aroma was strong and sugary with a faintly sour tangy and fruity finish. The flavor is strong sweet candi with nice ripe fruits and a yeasty middle. the finish is tangy sugars. I found the alcohol to be rather well disguised and found an enjoyable thick mouthfeel. I will definitely be tracking down this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
This beer pours a copper color with a thin white head and little to no soapy lacing. The aroma is alcoholic, with hints of malt, citrus and oak apparent. Without a doubt the alcohol stands out as prevalent. The flavor is abrasive at its best with a citrusy tang and stickyness apparent throughout. Medium bodied with a heavy syrupy citrusy tang and a hint of spice. Probably the worst atribute of this beer is the finish which is dry, overly tangy and citrusy with heavy aceticness. Absolutely no balance here and little usage of malts. Carbonation levels are light. I aged this for nearly 8 months and that did about nothing...this needs to be aged further. This tastes like a cinnamon biscotti....thats about the nicest compliment you’ll get from me about this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Lets just start by saying that this botle has a very cool looking golden wax seal over the cap. All drippy looking and such. Then I find out that it is not wax but some kind of weird pliable plastic that is a bitch to get off. Looks cool, but not cool. Thin head which dissipates quickly to almost nothing. Decent carbonation though. Fruity and alcoholic aroma almost like a bourbon. Little bit of spiced apples. Color is a medium golden orange. Palate is a little thin but tasty. More fruit and alcohol. Little bit sweet with more spices. Little bit of pepper. Lingering and warming spicy finish. Pretty easy drinking. This may not be a great example of the style but I still liked it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
No lasting head, clear amber body. Sweet orange caramel aroma. Astringent orange alcohol and caramel flavor. Okay, but seemingly overdone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle shared with Capflu, DumDum and Lubičre: Poured a light orangey color tripel with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of wheat is very weak with some light coriander and some Belgian yeast. Taste is less spicy then what I would have hoped for with a definite lack of wheat. Body is too thin for the style and carbonation is almost non-existent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Pretty nice looking hazy orange with a disappearing head on top. The aroma is a pretty yeasty, malty, spicy one, but it seems a bit forced. Its complex, but too apparent. Flavor comes through a little better, its spicy and sweet, like a good late evening drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4611) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
(22oz bottle) Campled at DumDum’s Belgian Sendoff on August 25, 2005. A very strange rubbery wax-job on the neck. Pours a large, white, frothy head with a clear orange body and tiny bubbles. Nose is very marshmellow and whiskey. Fruity flavour, acidic, rose water and iodine.

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