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Band of Gypsies The Belgian Tramp
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Members of the Band of Gypsies Collaboration Beer Project include Bison Organic Beer, Calicraft Brewing Co., Highwater Brewing, Lucky Hand, Oakland Brewing Co., Pacific Brew Labs, Triple Voodoo & Uncommon Brewers (host). All of the breweries have headquarters and live in the Bay Area.

In honor of San Francisco Beer Week 2013, the Band of Gypsies is releasing its first collaboration beer, aptly named The Belgian Tramp – an organic Belgian Quad brewed with house-made candy sugar, California-grown Mission figs, raisins and dates. Boasting a hefty 10.5% abv., Belgian Tramp is sticky sweet and boozy with rich flavors of dark fruit, roasted malt and caramel, a moderate hop bitterness, and a smooth, dry finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet roasted, raisin, wood, dark fruit, moderate yeasty, dark fruits, date, figs. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet yeast, dark fruit, sharp, phenol, alcohol, tart berries ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic and buzzy. [20130502]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours dark brown wto black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malt. Bitter, toffee and caramaleish, light phenolic. Bitter, toffee and mellow yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Draft. A dark red beer with a thein tan head. The aroma has notes of candy sugar, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, candy sugar, alcohol, wood, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hay and licorice. Sweer and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and licorice. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller bar, Stefansgade. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, candy sugar, caramel, malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Clear dark amber/brown - white head. Sweetness. Sticky sweetness. Fruity. Brown sugar. Phenolic. Ok light bitterness. Rather unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Stefansgade. very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, chocolate, dark fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, fruit, chocolate, yeast, medium sweet, little liquorice, dark fruits and a little bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10804) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap at the University of Beer. Pours very dark brown with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is darkly fruity with plum notes. Full bodied. flavor is darkly plummy fruit with, I swear, clove notes. Finishes oh so quad. Just sweet - but not stickily so. Bitter and spice to balance. Brilliant ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Aroma has a lot of dark fruit. Med + body. Flavor is like dark fruity and cinnamon. Just a little bit sweeter than dry. Has Belgian yeast/spice aspect. Finishes almost nearly maybe dryish. Delicious and brilliant ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Aroma has a lot of dark fruit. Med + body. Flavor is like dark fruity and cinnamon. Just a little bit sweeter than dry. Has Belgian yeast/spice aspect. Finishes almost nearly maybe dryish. Delicious and brilliant ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. The nose has a nice banana, date, and pear fruit character. Some sweet bread, toffee, and caramel notes, a touch of chocolate, roast, light alcohol, and bubblegum. The flavor is quite sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, bubblegum, and cotton candy. A strong fruit component of dates and bananas, too. Mild alcohol, hints of spice, roast, chocolate, and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. Very sweet aroma of brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Some cola, clove spiciness, banana, and a bit of chocolate. Nice chocolate malt flavor, caramel, and brown sugar. Mild roast, some cola, dark fruits, and big banana. Some clove, light vanilla, and nutmeg, too.


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