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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Style: Spiced Grand Cru
Malts: Two-row Canadian Barley Malt, un-malted hard winter white wheat
Additions: Tremblay Apiary Wildflower Honey, La Boite’s Mishmish N.33, lemon peel, fresh kaffir, lime leaves, Espelette peppers, untold mysteries
Hops: Perle
Yeast: Our house Belgian strain
Alcohol by Volume: 8.2%
Original Gravity: 17.9 ̊
Availability: August – November Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2885) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber, white head cover, blobs of lace. Aroma of malt and yeast. Taste is malt with honey and sweet lemon/lime, countered slightly by light floral hops. Definite light pepper and light spices. A solid brew, grows better with each swallow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, malt coriander, citrus, caramel, some yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, yeast, caramel, some spices and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden/orange beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty yeasty aroma, citrus, caramel, raisins, figs, toffee, spicy notes. Yeasty malt flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, bready, pepper notes, grassy, herbal notes. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Taster. Poured hazy yellow. Aroma of corinder, spices and wheat malts. Taste is similar with a hint of pepper and lemon zest. Just alright.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a cloudy weird color thanks to the fact that it’s the last beer on the tap. Brown-ish cloudy. Tropical aroma, light fruits, taste crystals. Well-made and pretty complex taste, you get plenty of fruit but also a little sourdough and white bread. Just awesome, maybe the aftertaste is a little too strong but hard to get around. Rockin beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pale golden in color with a white head. Spiced aroma and taste...somewhat of a menthol like character; quite interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft: Clear, dark gold with a small, off-white head. Yeasty, lemon, grain scent. Flavour is spicy lemon, herbs, yeasty... Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pretty wonderful Thanksgiving beer. Certainly not as deep as the season would suggest, but wonderfully complex. Similar to a solid hefeweizen with more complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2003) - - SEP 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-21-13- Poured from growler into a snifter Appearance – The body of the beer pours a nice golden-orange color with a very small foamy white head. The head fades rather fast leaving some light foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a rather nice blend of sweet and spice. There is a nice level of toffee and honey sweetness mixed with a lighter level of an orange and banana sweetness. The spice is biggest of a coriander and clove, but also has good levels of saffron and allspice joining as well. Along with these aromas, are some nice notes of a yeasty nature, some grass, and a nice doughy smell. Overall, with a light lemon aroma, the smell is very sweet and soothing. Taste - the taste begins with a nice doughty flavor matched with lots of honey and toffee sweetness. A cracker flavor comes to fruition quickly in the taste and is joined by other flavors of a more yeasty like nature. The spice is present from the start, but gets quite a bit more potent as the flavor advances. It is heaviest of a clove and coriander flavor with a lighter saffron flavor that is persistent throughout the taste. Some lemongrass and citrus comes to the tongue more toward the end. With the spice getting even stronger as the taste advances to its finish, and with a banana and light pepper flavor coming to the tongue, a very pleasant and smooth flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slicker and more viscous side with a carbonation that consists of tiny, champagne like bubbles. The moderate level of prickly carbonation bubbles in conjunction with the slicker body are very nice for the spice and sweet nature of the brew creating a wonderful, yet soothing mouthfeel. Overall – This is a wonderfully spiced and quite pleasant drinking brew. It has a wonderful smell, taste and feel… If only it was more accessible and put in a bottled format. Very tasty.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4568) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
OK, so what, a frikken nightclub, go figger. Odd yeast aroma. Taste is leather cloying sweetness. Its not as described by the bartender; a sour, BS! Not pleasant by any means, even for a tart lover. Gets strange near the end, heheh. Almost couldn’t finish this one, and I have finished every beer I every tasted. On tap at the magic tree.


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