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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A French/Belgian-inspired ale of epic proportions. Deep blonde color, spicy nose, rich mouthfeel, and a kiss of French and American hop character. 9% abv.

NOTE: All Barrel House versions (bottled and draft) should go here. The versions of Mandolin from 2011 and earlier should go under the appropriate style entry.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1434) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours golden straw with a rising head. Aromas of grapefruit, cherry, bourbon barrel and mown hay. Surprisingly juicy on first taste, with the nine percent giving an extra kick here. A bit weak and watery on the palate after that, however, with an estery alcohol finish. Dominant notes of cherry, Ricola, pine resin and cedar.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1134) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured a reddish amber color. A bit hazy with a small white head. Aroma has a sweet and slightly syrupy note. Some Belgian yeast in the aroma with some resin too. Taste is toasted with nice malty flavors. Fruity notes too with some tart hints. A tad undercarbonated. Overall it’s not bad, good malty flavors, but the balance is a little strange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (141) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a golden amber with a quick dissipating frothy white head. Smells bready and like sweet caramel. You get some bread, hops, and caramel right off. The hops linger and the malt balances it well. It’s full bodied and creamy on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2923) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours an orange brown color with no head. Aroma of citrus and spice with a flavor of orange, spice, and bread. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5661-20130816] Bottle. Mild evergreen resin aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grassy resin hops flavour has a mild pineapple note. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3178) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy gold with a small, creamy off-white head. Sweet, spicy, fruity aroma. The flavor starts tart and bitter with some spicy sweetness as it finishes. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A very tasteful beer that was drank on a chilly evening and it hit the spot! Have really liked everything from this brewery so far!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2069) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Caramel orange in color... Aroma of Belgian malts, yeast, hints of orange peel and spices... Flavor is Belgian yeast, spices, green and herbal tea, candi sugar... Dry Etoh and spices finish... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Blonde/amber color with decent head. Spicy taste with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Clerko at the Gunner tasting. Thanks to Bruce. Aroma is sweet caramel, honey and some resin hop. Golden colour with a lasting white head. Funky resin hop. Flavour is strawberry, berry, honey and crisp lemon. Slightly finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC, Clerkenwell tasting. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is light sour berries. Taste is weak sour, red ripe berries and fruits, light acidic but still a good one.


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