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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (198) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandfishin (9) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
Dark amber in color with a nice white head. Lots of lace. Aroma of light pine and citrus(orange). Tastes a little hoppy at first but then changes to a light oak at the finish. Mouthfeel was medium with some creaminess and a light carbonation. If a Barleywine and a Belgian style ale mated, then the offspring was aged in an oak barrel, this beer would be the result....FANTASTIC!!! -- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1038) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle, caged & corked. Opens with a nice pop, then pours with a sizeable topping of whipped foam. The beer itself appears dark, but held up to the light has a bit of a golden hue. There’s a definite hint of whiskey in the aroma, just a whiff. As I drink it, the bourbon essence is extremely well integrated into the beer, barely there ... definitely an odd twist to barrel age a relatively light, lightly hopped beer. But it comes out gorgeously in the finish, exquisitely balanced, and rollicking with flavor, yet understated. (#4711, 7/28/2012)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
bourbon notes with fruity spicy sweet orange and caramel with nice carbonation some oak and bitter vanilla in there also. Very interesting beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle best by June 2014. Served in tulip. Pours deep amber with thick head that dissipates to a nice cap. Aromas of banana, spice, and yeast. Yeasty flavor with sweet malt and spicy notes. Barrel-aging hardly noticable. Medium body with refreshing carbonation. An overall refreshing Belgian pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
This is a very nice Belgian style ale. Dry, crisp, light amber appearance, and slightly acidic.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (507) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Cloudy brown color, like apple cider. Has a light hops taste with a hint of sweet citrus. Delicious and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - JUL 13, 2014
cloudy amber color; floral hop aroma with notes of bourbon and Belgian yeast; a fairly bitter beer with fruity Belgian yeast notes, citrusy hop notes, and hints of oak and bourbon; well balanced

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Batch 2. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, wood, whisky, caramel, bread. The taste is citrus, oak, coconut, whisky and caramel. Medium bodied, high carbonation, well balanced. Very nice beer.


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