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Deschutes St. Abe Belgian Artisanal Ale

Deschutes St. Abe Belgian Artisanal Ale
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
This Belgian special ale was made to open the mind and excite the palate. The mash consists of pilsner malt, Special B malt, rolled oats, chocolate, and Guagillo peppers. While we boiled this beer we added candied sugar and Hallertau hops. We then sent it to the fermentor with Trappist yeast patiently waiting for its feast. This rtisanal ale is a slow sipper and a though provoker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light fruity esters
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of sticky fruityness, touch of peppery character along side a light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Draught at Deschutes in Portland. Amber color with pretty red tints. Tart fruity aroma with horse blanket. Slightly bretty, with strong fruit. Light tartness in the flavor, with cherries, raisins, a smooth, creamy body and a peppery tongue. The finish is dry, after a relatively sweet fruity flavor, and big alcohol. This must be either aged in wood or includes brett yeast. Well-done and unique.

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