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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Named after Spain’s famed “goat killing” northerly wind, this tempestuous brew has a maelstrom of flavors swirling within it. Robust American hops and rye make this deep, dark ale an experience to savor. Sand Creek version (bottled) is 8.0% ABV, BrewFarm Version is 9.6% ABV


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Sand Creek bottling, 12oz bottle. Poured a healthy shade of medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up very sweet toffee and dark fruits spiced up by peppery rye and sweet earth.. molasses joined as it warmed up.. candy-like and almost diabetes-inducing, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found molasses and dark fruity sweetness at the core.. vanilla showed and started to take over fairly quickly.. some rye spicage on the back--end and a little alcohol warmth, but the sweetness more or less drowned those characteristics out. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. much sweeter than it needed to be, bumping up the drinkability.. I wish the rye did a little more for it.. still a decent brew. SWEET!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Unfiltered burgundy-brown, with a thin but steady off-white head. Relatively mild aroma of spiced dark malt. Big, sugary, Belgianesque flavor. Mellow, soft carbonation. Sweet and raisiny, but lacks the effervescence of a good Belgian. At the same time, the watery mouthfeel makes this quite drinkable, while still maintaining some complex flavors. Hard to pick out to much hop character, it’s all washed away in the sweetness. Pretty decent beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
Brown pour with an nice off white head. Aroma is very malty and yeasty. Some belgian style spice notes, bread and caramel are present. Flavor is sweet and malty. Yeasty, bready and fruity. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
(bottle) Pours a ruddy brown with a medium cream-colored head that retains well. Aromas of bread, rye, and raisin kick things off. Canned pears and banana bread are also present as well. There is an unpleasant scent of methane or sulfur initially, but thankfully it dissipates and is replaced by the estery characters. Spicy scents of cinnamon as well. Flavor has minerals, light caramel, orange zest, cinnamon, but remains quite dry with a long lingering finish of baked rye bread. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a bit spritzy. Not a bad beer, but it isn’t particularly memorable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - APR 19, 2010
nuts, caramel, floral, bread, roasty, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, brown, red, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a copperish red with a small white head. Fruity aroma filled with cherries and brown sugar. Taste is spicy, similar to belgain yeast flavors, which gives way to a bubble gum flavor. Only downside in the flavor was a slight mineral finish. Hides the alcohol nicely. Beer leaves a lot of lacing on my glass. Really solid beer, especially considering the price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
12 oz bottle from Casanova. Caramel colored pour, big fluffy white head. Yeasty, dark fruit aroma. Flavor is more dark fruit with a sweet chewy mouthfeel and a slight hoppy bite in the finish. Very good beer for the price.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
bottle: Hazy copper colour with a thin head. aroma is rye bread and fruity, brown sugar sweetness. Flavour is caramel, some belgian candy- yeast tones. toasted rye. Some floral bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pours a hazy nutty brown with light cream colored head. Aroma is very caramel/brown sugar with herb undertones. Flavor is caramel malts with brown sugar. Body is very creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
This beer is all over the place, and I am not quite sure what they were going for. Mild hop aroma with lightly roasted grain. Flavor has brown sugar, more grain, and yeast with a mild hop bite.


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