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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winter warmer...brewed with 8 malts, molasses, poplar syrup, dark candi sugar, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some orange peels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2008
Tasted 4/12/08. Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition festival. Dark brown with a beige head. Coffee and fudge aromas. Touch dark fruit. Full bodied and roasty and sweet. Sugary with notes of honey and berries. Nice yeast character. NIce finish. Tight effervescence. Long cloying finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2008
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) black with small head. Aroma of roast malt. Flavor is roast malt, but different from a stout or porter. A hint of dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Draft. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. The aroma is of strong dark fruits, plenty of malt. The initial flavor was really bland. Actually surprisingly bland. As the beer was a bit chilled at serving, I set it down for 10 minutes or so and came back to it. There was all the flavor I was waiting on. Dark fruits, subtle coffee, canilla, candied sugar. A good beer once it warms up

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Fit the bill for the style, just not enough dark maltiness. Carbonated and sweet as expected this was the best Brugge had to offer. I like the idea of belgain brewpub, but having a St Bernardus would have been more enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2008
On tap at Three Floyds brewpub and served in a tulip. This Belgian poured a dark black/brown with a one-finger head of off white foam that slightly lasted. A small amont of lacing was left around the glass. The aroma consisted of mildly charred malts, copious earthy yeast, and some spicy yeast esthers. The flavor included mild dark fruits, roasted malt, a bit of spicy yeast, and just a hint of alcohol. A nice twist on a dark Belgian. Fun to try, but not an everyday drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma is phenolic yeast, peppers and ethanol. Taste has notes of caramel, light chocolate (de-bittered), spicy and peppery, thin red wine, and well-attenuated. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Had on tap at Brugge in Broad Ripple. Pours pretty much black, nice sweet alcohol nose, and a chewy, sweet, yeasty flavor. A good brewpub offering!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Tap at Columbus Bar. Raspberry malt aroma. Dark brown color. Raspberry/orange peel malt flavor with a bitter hops finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2008
I’m glad to say I don’t know how many times I’ve had this. Haven’t tried since they started brewing in Terre Haute, hopefully Sunday. Now for the beer. Black pour, nice raisin tint, no head. Smell is simple, sweet, and a little citrus. Taste is sharp and refreshing. Usually served a little cold. As it warms, it opens up and is barely sweet, barely bitter, light chocovanilla, definite orange lingering. No alcohol taste, but whacks a wollop. Clean, almost thin palate with fine, light fiz. One of my favorites from Brugge, and believe me, two is plenty!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2007
This beer was a component of a very nice visit to Brugge Brasserie. This beer sort of plays in the double/quad space, and offers an assortment of Belgian beer flavors, from dark malt to sour fruit to spice. This beer arrived in a plump tulip with a good 2 centimeters of head, and an opaque black body. The beer was served a bit too cold for my liking, but at a temperature that was probably appropriate for their other beers (like their witbier). Aroma was a bit clovey with some fairly nice yet understated dark roast (chocolate and coffee). Flavor was significant spiciness (this was the predominant flavor) balanced with roastiness and a faint sour cherry taste. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but not bad. All-in-all, quite a tasty beer. I would recommend this beer, and I would highly recommend Brugge Brasserie.


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