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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Monks have been brewing beer in Belgium for centuries. Their beers have been some of the most sought after in the world. Solitude is made in the tradition of the famous brewing monks of the Abbeys of Belgium. This beer is deep mahogany in color, malt forward with hints of caramel, pear & raisin.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Poured out of the can is a deep reddish-amber color with a pencil thin head settling on top. Lots of candied fruit in the scent; raisin, dates, dried cranberry. An odd yeasty paper-like scent joins with some caramel apple. Pretty sweet stuff but lacking body. Nothing too complex here: sweet raisin bread, sugary notes, odd yeast, fruity plums, dates, and fig. A little spice towards the back end. Definitely American style; seems as if there’s more straight malt notes than Belgian yeast character. Maybe my least favorite of the Vivant stuff I’ve tried recently but it’s still not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Very dark amber pour from pint can. Huge carbonation forced delay in sipping. Nice dubbel characteristics but with a bit of sour that I didn’t like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Old rate. Can. This is one of the more solid beers I have had form these guys. Dark fruits, raisins, spice.
Earlier Rating: 9/10/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Can. Brownish pour. A spicy ale with notes of cocoa and caramel and some slight bit of hops/

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2282) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Clear dark amber with a long lasting thick head cover and curtains of lace. Taste starts with malt, but it barely gets started before it is overtaken by raisins and sour apples. These carry right through to the finish. The beer seems fresh with good carbonation, but this is more a pomme than an abbey ale. Good stuff if cider is your thing, but that would be a different review.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown pour from jake melnicks. Sweet pour. Bourbon taste. No head. Decent but too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RogueZamboni (1) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Light to medium with light head. Overall sweet with some saltiness. Maybe a bit sour. Easy to drink. Taste would indicate a harsh palate, but is flatter than expected. Pairs well with dull, carb-heavy foods.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
megjlutton (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
A- Walnut brown body with a thin creamy light tan head A- The tart yeasty aroma has some faint woody malt hints T- This beer has a dry stale malt flavor with a tart yeast character . P- This beer has a mild taste O- This beer is pretty light in flavor with the tart aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Dark and rich. A bit sour with a flavor full of dark fruits and belgian yeastiness. Thick and oily on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
In a can! A fruity smell, a great amber pour. A great blend of fruits and hops! Great beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1693) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
I enjoyed this for a good drinking beer at a party. Went well with tacos and Mexican food. Medium to dark brown color. Light tangy yeast flavors with some caramel and light fruit.


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