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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2342) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
A perennial winter Belgian. Malt, sugar, wheat, caramel, and toffee make up the flavor. No originality, and only tips the scale at 5.6% alc. Originally tried November 8th, 2012.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Pales in comparison to every trappist beer, most Belgians, and the majority of American Dubbels. That said, better than average for a Blue Moon offering. Nothing wrong except the overall impression of generic(ness)? Light yeast and malt and candi sugar. Not much else."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing clinging here and there but sliding after a while. The smell was light cinnamon with a soapy citrus. Light vanilla came in decently. The taste was mainly sweet and soapy. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it if I could look past the soapiness. It came across fairly smooth over my tongue. Overall, if I could look past the soapiness this might not bad. But given that this is not an English style, I’m not sure where the soapiness is coming from. I probably wouldn’t have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. The aroma is predominantly a cooked caramel with some hints of grass, wheat, and dampness. There’s also a faint metal smell. It pours a deep, caramel color that’s not quite opaque. It has a light tan, soft, foamy, creamy head that becomes a bit rocky as it reduces, although a lot of puffiness on the surface is retained and it leaves a decent amount of lace. The taste is medium syrupy sweet with a light bitterness. The texture is a on the thick side of oily (syrupy comes to mind) with a soft, creamy carbonation to it - goes down really smooth and easy. The finish is a caramel and nut flavor with some wheat and grass, and a touch of sweet spice. This becomes more roasted in nature and turns towards toffee and milk chocolate near the end. This sticks in the aftertaste with a grassy quality and a light citrus. All of which cling to the mouth for awhile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (289) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Appearance- Nice orange/brown with an average off white head Aroma-Fairly light aroma, nutty,brown sugar, sweet,caramel Flavor- sweet, brown sugar, candy,dark fruit, raisin. Not much different the it’s previous name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel brown color with a huge foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy sour caramel, a bit vegetal, some dark fruits and tobacco. The flavor was tangy bread, honey, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle @ Jacob. Dark amber, almost no head or lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, toffee. Similar taste, with a sweet brown sugar aftertaste. Maybe a bit to sweet. Low to medium carbonation. Thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrownALEx (394) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
Not too bad, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Nice color, nice crisp taste. This would be a great Octoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Overly sweet, although plenty of dark fruit and bubblegum esters. More unbalanced than bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
hayduke (4435) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. I am sorry to say I inflicted this brew on him. Pours a clear amber color with a big bubbled off-white head and no lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malts. Nothing else. Light body with a thin mouth feel Flavor shows almost nothing except the malts. There is hint of other things...such as fruit or nuts, but they are almost undetectable. No finish of any kind. My wife Melanie took a sip and I think summered this up perfectly "Starts out as nothing...works its way up in the middle to nothing, and finishes with nothing" This is about as nothing a beer can be.

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