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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

jefcon's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1656) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (578) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
This beer is an anomoly. It pors a turbid amber with aromas of belgian yeast and a bit of funk. At times it is cloyingly sweet, but at other times it is perfectly in balance. At other times there is a hint of balanced funk. I really don’t know what to make of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3190) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear light orange with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is citrus and some yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Copper with a decent head. Starts bitter with some hops. Finishes sweet with orange and spice notes. Good but nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Drank out of a fancy glass poured from a large bottle, thank you Björn! Pours a light copper color with a bit of nice head. Smells sweet, tastes sweet. An alright brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle...Orangey pour with a short lived head and bready nose. The flavor is heavily toffee/raisin with a bit of barnyard funk and candi sugar. Pretty good, but would have liked a little more hop assertiveness as well as bitterness to balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (452) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Pale amber low carbonation. Sweet raisin aroma. First taste comes over sweet. Mellows to some funkiness in the middle with mild bitterness but finishes sweet and slick. Taste of honey toffee and vanilla. Not much of a hop profile. Ok but a bit sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1167) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (193) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - 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)

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