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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours clear dark amber with some red. A beige ring. Not a big aroma but some toffee and malts. This is a nice enough beer but there us just not a lot going on. Toffee and malts. Something like chocolate. The key words for this beer are "not quite." It is not quite a lot of things. But it is not quite a good beer. To that it is not close.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Whatever they were going for here .........the missed!!! " A rich caramel flavor and a smooth toffee finish" my red haired ass!!! This does have a weird, peculiar aftertaste that is interesting but quite pleasant, but other than that it misses whatever mark it was shooting for!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kirk36 (133) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2014
I had this on tap once and enjoyed it...bottled is another story. Not as rich and chestnutty. I do like the dark copper with reddish hues and dark center. This beer is too sweet for me. A mouth full of pure sugar in each gulp. More alcohol and less sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Coppery bronze, nice fluffy white head. Sweet, bubblegum aroma. Taste is some caramel and tobacco, plus some other mushy sweet flavors.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
EtTuCthulhu (1045) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (355) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3671) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4939) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (972) - 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


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