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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
This is a triple infused with spices. Exactly as advertised a very solid brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Orange amber with rimming offwhite head; smoky fruit aroma some hints of perfumy funky yeasty niceness; Flava is rich malty fruity yeasty grainy complexness Belgian sugary yeastiness and hints of hops; feels light medium and fizzy; finishes dry yet sweet almost like a cigar lingering on the tongue with good memories

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a straw yellow, finger of head. Aroma is brilliant: up close, it’s banana, clove, honey, toffee, classic Tripel. At a bit more of a distance, the vapours smell like incense sticks! Taste is great as well - soft toffee, banana, clove, a little bit of orange, cinnamon (almost apple pie), plenty more spice. Long finish, very nicely balanced: not too cloying, bitterness doesn’t overcompensate. Lovely stuff, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (300) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Really nice spicy, clove aroma. a little bit of esters. Hazy medium gold color, reasonable head. Complex melange of spice flavors melding with a tangy, sweet malt note, finishing with a balanced bitter note. Solid body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap. Lightly hazy golden-amber with a creamy ring of bubbles. Aroma of clove, banana, caramel, light citrus. Tastes of spicy banana, caramel, orange, vanilla, honeycomb, light spicy dry grass and pith. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and has a nice dry finish with no hint of the 8.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
digopossobon (121) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2013
Opaca e dourada. Creme ralo. Aroma forte de malte. Adocicada, com baunilha, álcool e malte. Muitas especiarias no fundo. Cravo... Canela. Ótima cerveja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Corriander, Belgian Yeast, Lemongrass T: Belgian Yeast, Corriander, Mild Lemongrass, Mild Applr, Mild Belgian Sugar M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Drying Overall, a nice easy cuvee with good belgian presence and mild fruit/spice presence.

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Hazy gold like a hefeweizen but with no head. Nose has a lot of Belgian yeast funk with barn hay and musk and straw and faint fruitiness. The flavor is big and grainy, with lots of hay and pils malt, with a saison-like yeast dough eccentricity of funk and hay and a hefty load of coriander. Very lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2024) - USA - JAN 11, 2014
Growler from Whole Foods. I just read an article about Leor Serkarz’s La Boite spice company and purchased some of his spices, and then there appears a beer brewed with one of his spice blends! A bright, citrusy aroma. Cuvee La Boite is dry and balanced, with subtle notes of yeast, hot pepper, pear, ginger, cardamom, and lots of saffron - wow! Some purists might not like spiced ales, but I am very happy with this one.

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