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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

NeonLX's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Thick, dark pour with sizable tan head. Lots of caramel and molasses initially, followed by some hop & rye dryness. Nice balance there. Excellent, out-of-the-ordinary brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5534) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled version, pours a semi-hazy dark amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma is fruity, flowery hops, sweet multi-grain malt and a hint of vanilla. Taste is medium boded, smooth, with flavors of apples, honey, a hint of bubble gum. Finish is semi-sweet with a fruity apple aftertaste the slowly disappears. A touch lighter than the draught BrewFarm version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Sweet bready nose, toasted malts, caramel, very light dark pitted fruit.   Tastes much the same, perhaps a little musty even.   Comes across as a weak Belgian Dubbel.   Caramel, bready, with faint dark pitted fruit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Does feel a bit stale by the end.   Dark pitted fruit, old caramel, breadiness, and some soft yet rich biscuit notes linger.   Decent little beer.   Thanks Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a brownish color with an off white head. Fruity, bananas, spice, and grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottled version with the lower alcohol. Chewy mouthfeel but still a good and unique brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours reddish brown with small head, small suspended sediment, and great lacing. Aroma is peppery rye with some sweet fruit, candy, and yeast that give the impression of a barley wine or Trappist ale. Taste follows suit, with some spicy rye and a yeasty Belgian/Trappist vibe. Palate is medium-bodied and smooth. Alcohol is detectable but pretty well hidden for the ABV. Overall this is tasty and has a good amount of flavor, yet remains easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eruizgarcia (303) - - NOV 29, 2012
Delicious winter beer, caramel and malty sweetness in a medium body beer with a bit of a sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Has some sweet caramel/bread notes with a bit of rye. Taste is similar but the rye comes out a bit and finishes sweet, pretty interesting complex brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Smell is creamy malty and caroub. Taste is scotty malty higher alky. CO2 is barely there. Difficult higher alky brew on the finish. Sweeter alky thing. Mouth coating somewhat oily. Wew, pretty cheap too! Did I say the alky wasn’t well hidden, eh? Curious alright. Big chunks come out from the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeerbeast (8) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
Deep amber pour with a quickly receding head. Belgian aroma with a fruity characteristic. Sweetness at first. Dark fruits. Brown sugar. A curious ale indeed. Rule of thumb if I swirl it around the tongue it has great mouthfeel. Overall, I enjoyed this brew. Hopefully, he can make it at the Brewfarm someday vs. Black River Falls like most contract beers.

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