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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A hybrid beer unlike any other. Belgian fermentation, American hops, Virginia foothills deep-well water and Kentucky bourbon barrels. Bizarrely delicious.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (697) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
12oz corked bottle into Trappist glass; deep golden-hued amber color, some yeast bits with a finger of creamy light tan head. Aroma of earthiness (like musty wood), orange citrus, pine, pepper and other yeast spices. Taste adds notes of caramel, dough, honey, orange zest, faint vanilla and fruity yeast. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry with bitter oaky finish. Interesting fruity-oaky Belgian, quite nice on this rainy day.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a hazed amber brow with nice soft off white head. Light bodied with an earthy dominance a some red apple character...very light bourbon and wood notes in the finish. Aroma is like musty soaked wood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2014
Botella de 75 cl en el lúpulo. 28-03-2014 En el momento. Color ámbar cobrizo con espuma blanca persistente cambiando a marrón si le echas los posos que trae. Cuerpo medio con 6.6 vol y 24 ibus que se dejan ver en un ligero regusto al final. Aromas a maltas ligeramente afrutados y cítricos de naranjas y mandarinas al principio, ligero toque especiado, seguido de toques de maderas bastante intensos. Sabores bastante ligeros al principio en frío aumentando y mejorando bastante al calentar la sensación maltosa y los toques de maderas.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (173) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby with white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel, spices and yeast. Taste is a very nice well balanced IPA with belgian yeast and spices. Moderate clean bitter taste with a medium sweet malt backbone. Citrus, pine, belgian yeast flavors with some caramel and toffee. Very good belgian style pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1532) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
@ Whole Foods Market / Asheville NC --- Clear dark orange-brown, frothy 2" head that never drops below 1/2", solid sheet of lace. Taste is malt at the beginning, adding toast and mild citrus hops in the palate, with a slight bit of bourbon in the finish. All this at 6.6% makes it a complicated full-bodied brew. Interesting, but doesn’t hook me in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1690) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring over 16 months (ignoring the "Best by: MAR-2013" admonition on the cork). Hazy, dark orange-copper with noticeable suspended fine sediment, a 2-finger fine dark cream-colored head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, light fruit, orange peel, yeast, pepper, old logs, earthiness, spices and sour dough bread. Taste of earthy yeast, caramel, light fruit, pepper, sour dough bread, forest duff, spicy orange and biscuit malt. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. I probably aged this bottle too long. I suspect it has lost some of its original character. Nevertheless, it remains a complex and tasty brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (75) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Orange zest smell. Tastes like orange cake, slightly bitter and hoppy, but very smooth going down. Lemongrass, citrus, chamomile, mandarin oranges.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Aromas of orange peel and some lemon grass. Hazy orange with a mostly fading white head. Floral and fruity flavors, a definite Belgian yeast influence with somewhat spicy phenols, and a well balanced malt to hops profile. Medium bodied, very smooth, good carbonation, a little sticky, lingering fruity hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (1727) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2014
22fl oz bottle. Courtesy of Andrés Lúpulo.
In short: a belgian profiled aged ale.
Pours hazy golden with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Fruity, yeasty, wood aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste follows the nose, fruity, yeasty, bready. Wood flavours are noticeable but subtle, balanced. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1709) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a murky caramel-amber into the glass, with a sparse pocked head that dissipates to no lace of which to speak. Fruity esters to the nose. Very Belgian esters in the mouth, fruity and citric/melon dominant. Light caramel with a yeasty melon finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and juicy, with a fruity abundance. Nice Belgian offering here!


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