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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Belgian-style quadrupel ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Draft 1/3/05 (Brewpub)-Pours a dark orange with a small head. Aroma of yeast, spices, malt, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of the same with some bubblegum. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
September 2006 - with Joe and Jen. Purple brown, no head. Parfumey lavender nose. Nice sweet floaral taste -honey caramel. Reminded me somehow on pancakes soaked in in marple syrup . yum

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Pour is golden brown ith a thin off white head...delicious aroma...prunes, toffee, raisins, yeast...taste is prunes, some licorice, bread dough...no alcohol at all...damn this is awesome...damn it damn it damn it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
I could understand that this bottle had a good year and a half on it, yet there was not a trace of oxidation yet. In fact, it felt like there is still plenty of residual sugars, enhancing the heavy brown candi sugar presence. Plenty of dark malts, but not necessarily caramelly and toffeish like others, a smooth whisper of chocolate and a fruit overload. Appearance was a cloudy deep orange to copper with limited head. While hops are not a factor at all in here, malts provide slick grapey vinousberry tones that dive into the estery (banana) chocolate. A very fruity example that is Belgian to its bone, with a perfect heavy carbonation, warming, but not dominating alcohol and thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Aroma is kind of chalky sweet, with apples and pear. Flavor is sweet, a little too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
GABF ’04 Deep golden in color with a small white head. Malty,fruity,sweet and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2005
[At GABF 2004] An orange beer with a fine but disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with distinct notes of alcohol. The flavor is nice with notes of alcohol, malt, and fruits - especially oranges and plums - leading to a nice bitter end, that gives way to a pleasant alcohol burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2005
Cleveland Local Gathering Thanks go out to Drew for bringing this unique beer! Easily the best label ever. A yellow Post-It with "hand bottled by the brewer" in blue ink! Sweet! Dark, hazy orange color, topped by a slighty off white head. Spicy, citrusy aroma that has lots of malt presence. There was something in here that made me think "Coppertone", too. Hmmm. Very rich flavors with lots of yeast, orange, corriander and malt. Turning ever so slightly spicy on the finish, giving this a dry aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Cleveland locals 2-26-05. Thanks fly for sending this to Drew and thanks Drew for sharing. Copper color, tan head, lots of sediment, yeasty, spicy, somewhat sweet, lots going on but kind of not blending together so well yet, maybe needs more time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Rating 1967 - cool, the year I was born. Fly sent me this bottle - no label, just a sticky note taped to it reading "Hand Bottled by the Brewer at The Bitter End, Batch 1100" - how exciting to find something like this in my box of beer trades! I let this stand and settle for a week before sharing with the rest of the Cleveland Rater crew. Orange/copper color. Aroma is sweet and spices and yeast, definitely a belgian nose. Malty body - so many great flavors in there - sweet caramel, spices (not corriander, but something similar), lightly yeasty, herbal towards the back - more complex than I was expecting. Thanks Fly! (Cleveland Rater Gathering, 2/2005)

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