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A Belgian style, amber in color, based on inspiration from Pauwel Kwak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12 ounce pour at the Brewer’s Art rathskeller. It pours a near neon orange that appears to amplify the light that hits it. Very little foam on top, but it puts off a full, easily detectable, hops and fruit aroma. The taste is something like hard candy and malted smoothness that rides nicely on a medium body. I look forward to having this one again sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
750mL c&c. Pours a deep amber with a big pop of the cork. Fizzy, large beige head. Spotty white lace. Nose is super sticky baked cherries, Belgian candi sugar. Almost Chimay Rouge or Gouden Carolus Ambree or Christmas style yeasty nose. Taste is sweet, diet cherry cola, some paper, sugar. Some iron. Not bad. I'd peg it at Abbey Dubbel or Belgian Strong Ale. Not too bad. Thick black cherry with licorice. Slightly anesthetic and medicinal palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2012
very high concentration of esters in this one. The "Belgian" character is very overpowering. If you like Belgian esters seek this one out but it was a bit much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Amber pour, mostly white head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar, dates, yeast. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, dates, yeast, toffee. Thanks for the bottle Joey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
A dark Belgian strong, this pours crystal clear copper, no head. Brown sugar, whiskey and vanilla are the main aroma components. 8% alcohol is well masked and lends a thick mouthfeel. Sweet at first but mediated by a long hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!) at Mike’s, served cool in a tulip glass. 20NO11. MASSIVE GUSH.

App.: Cloudy orange-amber with a frail orange-light tan head. Aroma: Buttery caramel/toffee, some dark dried fruit, orange, citrus, brown sugar. Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse effervescence. Flav.: Nice rich malts, dark dried fruits, orange peel, toffee/brown sugar, alcohol, nice; sweet with some bitterness and a pleasant orange, malt, alcoholic finish.

The bottle is apparently a bit old. I still found it reasonably quacktastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9868) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, caramel malt with porto, oxidized malt notes, coriander and curacao. In mouth, a smooth sweet candy sugar with maderized notes, a bit too old. Bottle from the brewery, 2 years old, shared with Probstk, GRM, Mike and Shaun, Nov. 20 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (2961) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, de Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on November 20 2011; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: caramel, malt, spices, alcohol; mouth: caramel, spices, alcohol, malt, light Madeira, oxidized, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with presence of Madeira, medium-full body, not much carbonation, mildly sweet, cloying texture; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9 onces, 9,4 %, de Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 20 novembre 2011; œil : caramel, voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : caramel, malt, épices, alcool; bouche : caramel, épices, alcool, malt, léger madère, oxydée, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec présence de madère, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture toquante; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of sweet Belgian yeast, sweet bread, hay, banana and lemon zest. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle poured into a tulip glass is a clear amber color with a thick and foamy cream colored head. There are aromas of grain, sweet Belgian yeasts with bread notes. Taste is caramel, hay, banana, and bread. Palate is medium body with way too much carbonation. My beer kept overflowing, what a waste. Overall, a good easy drinking beer.

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