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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The stoic malt beverage brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís birthday tasting. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast upfront, light fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. This really doesnít capture me, seems like a below par take on a traditional Belgian style. Itís not that itís bad, itís just that there seems no point to someone living in the Netherlands.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
66cl bottle shared, courtesy of Kermis @ Deanís Birthday tasting. Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond/amber pour. Sweet. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1425) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On draught at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, served in snifter. Deep dark golden color. Rich aroma of plum, toffee, yeast, and berry. Taste is typical of abbey ales, with a deep sweetness of pitted fruit and yeast tartness. Hides alcohol content well, has a great lingering fruit and aged quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4750) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle - Honey sweetness, pineapple and apricot. Lots of floaties in a clearish gold no head. Boozey, pineapple, green apple and mild yeast. Bad quad bit nice strong. Vintage 2012 - Peach and nice malts. Sweet stone fruit. Light and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
January 2012. On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Spice, malt, light fruit aromas with sugary notes. Finish is crisp with the alcohol showing though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (653) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a medium amber-gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has an aroma of apricot, yeast, and spice. The flavor is apricot, coriander, and yeast up front with a sweet, malty middle and a sweet, balanced, slightly dry and spicy aftertaste over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1031) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden copper with a white head that attenuates quickly. This is not my style, but I was pleasantly surprised. The bouquet is characterized by raisin, green banana, and Fruity Pebbles. Flavors of sweet green banana and raisin that finishes with tart grape. This beer drinks like a Belgian without that usual undesirable yeast finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
M82 (309) - Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Well, the components seemed to be there, big wine barrel aged beer with a unique added ingredient from a legit brewery. Unfortunately the product seemed raw and obvious. Huge, dense candied sugar that can barely be made aromatic sits way under nice vinous notes overshadowed by juicy red fruits with baked apples. Definitely unique, but carbonation or something else to carry or cut the sweetness just isnít there. Mouth was also unique, but just too elastic memory foam when savored. Weird stuff. Maybe a 5 year old bottle would be more nuanced. Wouldnít buy again - way too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Initial smell is pear and peach. Taste is tart pomegranate and cherry bourbon. Best by my @ss. This beer is still developing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2013
It poured a clear copper/orange color with a fizzy tan head. The aroma was of heavy tart fruit, tobacco, wood and small alcohol aroma. The taste was of soft carbonation with small particles and a medium to heavy fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very nice.


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