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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14107) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Tap East Stratford. Golden hazy thin white bubbles. Estery aroma. Some medicinal quality too. It’s a slightly Americanised version of a strong Belgian. Plus the Belgians I have are fresher than this. It’s ok at best perfumed and medicinal is not good for paying over three quid for a third of a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at surf club. Pours a light hazy golden with one finger white lace. Nose is sweet, bubblegum, light clove, lots of esters. Medium sweet flavor, similar character to that of the nose. Pretty standard Belgian golden with some slight Hefe tendencies. Medium bodied and a fairly dry finish. Solid. Enjoyed this more than I expected to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (156) - München, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
Clove astounds. Clear amber color with nice white head. Nice sour Belgium yeast taste with sweet note. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Pours orange/golden, with hints of lemon grass and thai curry flavours. Then it moves on to bubblegum and some sourdough bread notes. Waves of sweetness followed up with a dry kick. Through in some Belgian style spices and you have a serious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Keg at Tap East Anniversary Party. It pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma is spicy with clove, banana, a little bit of esters. Taste is again quite spicy and sweet, with notes malts and toffee. Finishes a bit drier with a bitter note. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Half pint on draft at Sheffield Tap. Light, wheaty, sweet and spiced. Cloudy orange-yellow with a bubbly head. Wheat and spiced aroma. Quite nice, but lacks a certain something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft at HOTB. Clear dark golden color. Aroma of Belgium yeast, candy. Creamy texture. Good mouthfeel. Slight spices. Some honey notes. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Clear golden amber with a big off-white head. Aroma of strong bubblegum, bread, honey and citrus. Taste is sweet fruit and honey and yeast with very mild booze and spice. Medium-full bodied and moderately carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
Draught @ Tap East, Stratford, London
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, toffee, cinnamon, spices and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, fruity and spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On draft at Magnolias in Purcellville VA. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of bubblegum. Flavors of banana and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Crisp finish.

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