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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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100% malted barley gives this classic ale a mild biscuit, toasted malt taste. This is a medium bodied beer with perfect balance of malt flavors. The color is a brilliant amber, while the aroma is slightly fruity and malty.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Not as bad as I was expecting really. I wish the nose on this was more fragrant. I can smell some weak apple, fig and raisin along with some spice, but something is just a bit off with the aroma. Taste is pleasant if not all that complex. Unlike some other "Begian" style ales Iíve had itís not too sweet, just rather bland. I guess if it says Belgian on the label I expect to be bowled over with flavor and that wasnít the case with this beer.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (181) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
really liked this beer a mild bitter taste with hints of a toasted malt to it nice fruity hoppy taste that will leave you wanting more

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This beer was a very typical amber ale. Not much too it. The pour had a good color with a foamy head. Caramel and sugar in the nose and flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demmbonz (482) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12oz bottle to dark horse shaker. Malty biscuity flavor. Strange peppery finish from the yeast I assume.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5263) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, some mild earthy and citrus hops, some sweetness. This is not a style that really excites me, but this is not as good as most of their beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
Bona cervesa, en gust tť molts tons a galeta i caramel. Buena cerveza, en sabor tiene muchos tonos a galleta y caramelo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1389) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a decent but fairly thin head. Mild spice aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, spicy vegetal hop bitterness with even a bit of olive oil. Different, pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottled a decent while ago -- October 22nd 2013. Poured January 21st 2014. Poured into a shaker pint. Appearance: Pours a hazy as hell orange/brown sort of color. Only a bit of light gets through. Two finger head or so goes away after a few minutes, with only a bit of wispy foam on top after that. No lacing that I can see. Great color, but thatís it. Smell: Smells like a Wit or something. Has that banana and spice sort of aroma that a Wit or Hefe would offer. Slightly sour. Quite Belgian. Not what I was expecting. Doesnít smell bad, but itís strange coming from an Amber. Taste/feel: The banana and spice flavor is definitely there in the flavor as well. It drinks like a darker sort of Wit or Hefe. Fairly mild beer overall. Nice body on it with a good amount of carbonation as well. Drinkable. Not at all bitter. Slight tang on the finish from the yeast. Decent brew, but I can see why people would be disappointed in it, going in and expecting a beer that doesnít taste like, well, spiced bananas. I actually enjoy this beer. Iím not a huge fan of Wits or Hefes, so those flavors blended with some "darker" flavors is nice. Interesting for the style. Good, not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Substantial malt base with a lot of caramel malt. Light hops. Slightly aboverage for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Cloudy orange pour. Very sweet. Apricot and earthy basement aroma. Fruity boring taste with not much I like about it. Had this on draft at Pour House.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange colour with a thin head, biscuit aroma with some fruit, the taste is light sweetness, with malt with a dry finish.


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