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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We crafted our single-style abbey ale with select roasted malts, a hint of Belgian sugar, and a touch of wheat for a rich, caramel flavor and a wonderfully smooth toffee finish. It’s perfect for those chilly winter days.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2014
The color is a clear chestnut color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma blends a heavy dough yeast with a hint of caramel malts. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, medium body, thin texture, and a lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, room 212, 19/02/14. White lidded mahogany. Malt loaf with strawberry jam nose. Malt loaf studded with black cherry; light nuttiness and rusk in the afters. Sweet and inoffensive in a dobbelbock diluted with cheap tinned brown bitter kind of way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (309) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup with an orange slice at a hockey game. Better than expected. Slightly dark amber, citrus and malt, slight carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Drinkable but flawed. The most important observation is that it has a pronounced sweetness alomg with its caramel flavor. Belgian but only in an American way, like a saccharin Disney style interpretation of Belgium at Epcot Center.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a one finger tight bubbled off-white head that faded fairly quickly to a thin ring. The nose is rather generically ’Belgian’ in nature, some sweet candi sugar, light caramel, a touch of yeastiness, a little fruitiness. Smells a bit like a thin Abbey Dubbel. The flavor is a bit thin with some soggy grainy notes. Not a whole lot of character to this one, just some thin caramel sweetness and dark wheat. Minimal influence from the yeast. Light to medium bodied with a little bit of stickiness on the finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Quite a bland and boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (956) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours I don't know because I drank from a bottle. Aroma is funky fruit. Flavor is sweet and spicy not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast with a sweet backbone and notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with what seems to be a bit of vegetal flavor. Average (at best) on the palate. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MadLabsBrewing (1) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Nothing here move on. Terrible example of the style and an insult to beer (almost) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
matty (176) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep copper color, almost reddish. Aroma of malt, banana and spices. Rather bland flavor of malt and spices. Medium light body with a sweet finish. I’ve had much better in the way of Abbey-style ales.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
I don’t know why I get my hopes up with these beers. Maybe, it’s because I want one of these macro-brewers to grow a pair and brew something great and exciting. This was like Coors with a Belgian twist. It wasn’t offensive mind you, just bland. The aroma was faint and grainy and had a hint of adjuncts. Caramel brown color with a small fizzy head. Watery palate with high carbonation. Not much weight. It had this underlying Coors malt flavor with some caramel sweetness at the finish. Tolerable.

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