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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Our answer to the Belgian «devil» beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4575) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2008
750ml corked bottle. Pours a medium golden-orange color, a little hazy. The aroma is yeasty, with candi sugar and alcohol coming across. The taste is big, rich, and creamy. Very authentic Belgian mouthfeel and pungent, candi sugar and yeast flavors. A rich golden elixir, with lots of character and a pleasant crisp drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Pours a transparent bright golden brass color with a large, sticky-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of sweet doughy caramel malts with some earthy grassy horseblanket hops. Body starts fairly full and biscuity sweet with some light fruity esters and authentic Belgian yeastiness along with an assertive earthy bittering hop bite before the finish. A pretty true to style brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2008
This poured a hazy golden in color with some orange running through the middle and a foamy white head that dissipated away. The nose gave off aromas of herbal hops, yeast, candi sugar sweetness and a touch of yeast and spice. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and concentrated with earthy/herbal flavors dominating. This was well-balanced with good carbonation keeping it fresh and "light".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
750ml bottle, big thanks to Swolf3, thank you Steven. Medium gold color, nice white head. Very citrusy, nice lemon aroma. Acidic/citrus flavor, very carbonated, lots of bubbles. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
750ml Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of yeast, spices, pollen, vegetables, lemon, tea, wet grass, and citrus. Poured yellow/golden in color with a huge, foamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of corn, alcohol, light spices, herbal hops, pollen, yeast, honey, and chamomile and jasmine notes. Light to medium body. Slick texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, herbal, floral, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - OCT 2, 2008
pours huge fluffy white head, it has small sweet aroma with some hint of spice and fruit. it is fruity and slightly bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at brewery. Clear golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet fruit and floral aroma and taste with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Sampled from a small keg at the Real Ale festival in Bel Air. poured a really neat looking pale yellow with a fair bit of cloudiness. Some banana aroma on the head, but aso some spice and a good biscuit smell. Flavor was nice and smooth with a bit of hop. This was a nice Belgian style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
A very soft pour easily produces three fingers of pale, tan tinged, off white colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The head forms characteristically textured, rockied structures as it slowly subsides all the while leaving a substantial layer of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a rich gold color that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. Ah, the aroma is quite divine (after smelling a vegetal hop note when I was pouring); the aroma focuses on a light pear fruitiness, a hint of green apple, plenty of earthy, peppery spice notes as well as some earthy esters and phenols. Interesting aromatic notes reminiscent of Meyer lemon zest, coriander, grassy pale grain, light saltine cracker grain notes, spicy wild flower nectar, and some dusty grains of paradise aromas all dance in and out of focus as I find my self enjoying the aroma for an extended period of time. Damn the aroma just hits the spot, this is exactly what I was hoping this beer would smell like.

Lightly sweet up front, which is backed up by a carbonic fizz that is quite lively. The beer has a nice mix of fruity esters and spicy phenols as it moves across the tongue; notes of pear, bright honeydew melon, aromatic apple and sweet lemon zest as well as notes of clove, some woody black pepper and light notes of spicy ginger. This has a bit more sweetness and a touch more fullness to it than the Prototype of the style. As it warms up the beer picks up a bit of heat in the finish with some cleaner higher alcohol notes becoming a bit more noticeable.

A second pour of this, warmer than the first, starts to accentuate the earthy spice notes that were so noticed in the aroma. This gets an herbal, slightly vegetal note toward the finish at times and there is also a light hop bitterness here that at times is not noticed because of the sweeter fruit flavors.

Damn, what is up with Brewers Art, all three beers I have had from these guys have been outstanding. Why am I not hearing more buzz about these guys? They certainly deserve it. This is a fantastic take on a Duvel inspired beer; fruity and spicier than Duvel, the added character definitely works wonderfully, especially considering that this is a bit sweeter than Duvel, that added flavors definitely help to tame the sweetness quite well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks! Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of lemons, grass, hay, wildflowers, perfume. Tastes dry with a great spicy hint and lots of peppery notes. Excellent!

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