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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Belgian Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask, Keg and Bottled Conditioned; Special - Freestyle Fridays #24.
A collaboration brew with Harbour, two of the west countries finest breweries. A sweetish Red Belgian ale, brewed from four different hops


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Hazy dark brown with a small head, in the nose plenty of caramel malts, brown sugar, a bit of orange, hints of coca cola. Some raisins and alcohol. Almost overwhelmingly sweet, but a mild bitterness overrides the sweetness at the end. Enjoyed it more as it went down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddy brown with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, raisin, caramel, Belgian yeast. Bitter finish. A little flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle conditioned: ’Colab 1B’. Still, tawny copper capped loosely with beige. Fig-heavy, toffee sweet nose with muscavado and sweet nectarine. Yeasty, still, slightly agricultural with an enticing, muted fireside fruitines; plummy yeast; apple peel and redcurrant skin notes. Ripe nectarine right through it. Dunk of Hovis biscuit. Mellow and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Cask at Market Porter, London dec 2012. Clear golden almost orange beer with a minimal offwhite head. Hoppy and sweet fruits aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour with nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are raisins, toffee and cookie dough with chocolate. Plummy with herbal, leafy notes. Brown sugar with cookie dough and hints of banana. Flavours are banofie pie with dark cherries and chocolate. Plummy with candy sugar and spicy, earthy hops. A good belgian style brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Gentle nose with notes of chocolate and some vineous raisin qualities. Pours a muddy medium brown with some spotting in the head from the sediment. The flavour is rich and pleasantly syrupy with some fig, some treacle and some muscovado sugar. A little bitterness remains to cut through the treacley goodness and the end result is balanced albeit a dessert rather than a session beer. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Cask at The Rake, London. Somewhat hazy golden beer with almost no head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, peach, caramel, floral notes, grapefruit, some lemongrass. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, floral, citrus, raisins, pine apples, peach, some hay, lemongrass, yeasty notes. More if an APA or IPA, but still a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Cask-conditioned on a couple of occasions in November 2012 at the Three Tuns, Bristol. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and berry fruits, with some bready malts, Belgian yeast and moderately bitter finish. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (2979) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 19, 2012
Cask at three tuns, bristol.
Sweet toffee apple and orange juice nose. Ruby chestnut, no head. Sweet caramalt, sweet higher alcohols, caramel, quite hot, flat, sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/12/12. Clear dark mahogony brown with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film. Nose is dark caramel, spice, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark malt, sugars, fruit, toffee, spice, Belgian yeast esters. Fullish body with soft carbonation leading to a sweet fruity dry finish. Ok - a little too sweet.


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