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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Intensely fruity and complex Belgian-stlye ale. This special beer is brewing art from start to finish. A full mash tun of malted barley is required to reach the high gravity required for this style, along with a high percentage of a special classic Belgian-style malt. Noble hops are added sparingly to the kettle. During the long boil special kettle sugars are added in the Belgian tradition which lend unique flavors in the fermenter. A classic Belgian yeast strain is pitched and the long fermentation is monitored closely as the flavors develop. The beer is then chilled and aged before being kegged and bottled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
wow - over the top. belgian candy sugar, smoke, bit of meatiness. really funky stuff without being that fruity. a bit on the thick side but not too syrupy. relitively little malt or bitterness. reddish amber color. mine said 10% on it - seems about right. I love the way dickís puts a little stick-on label on each bottle - suggests - "this is what we brewed this week - and it came out to X% alchohol" canít believe this was $1.59 for a bottle. wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Wonderful floral, spicy aroma. Addition of the yeast from the bottle to the glass adds a fullness that makes it seeem complete. Hops are gentle but there, honey and candy sugar also are present. Color is a deep orangey-gold. Clear as a bell until I added the yeast at the bottom of the bottle, which makes it pleasingly cloudy. Light carbonation and thin white head. My label says 10% abv. Well, now it's time to taste this gem....Big full body, coats the tongue and mouth. Very fruity and citrusy. Light to begin with then the alcohol and hops (alcohol, mostly) comes in for the finish. This definitely tastes Belgian, a good strain of yeast was used here. Mine is from a 12 ounce capped bottle. I'm sure this would be better from a 750 ml corked bottle or better yet cask conditioned, fresh from the brewery on a delightful spring day instead of a cold January day in Minnesota. Wonderful beer, nonetheles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Flavor is ok, for taste and smell its an ok beer, but it is strong as hell, drink a couple of these and it gets you goin, it states 7% but i think different bottles have different percent it states on the bottle, mine was 9% and man it fel like it was 15% great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2004
What's wih the cheesy, annoying plastic cork? Aromas of pineapples, pears, and alcohol; citrusy, fruity, oaky, dark carmel/fruit flavor that's really quite suprisingly good; sticky sweet lingering palate; this is acually a better "Belgian" than many Belgians. A good desert beverage. I'll have this one again, for sure. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Fine work, this; a worthy contender for consideration amongst better examples of this style. It might be some small operation here in the PNW but it just made an ale that presents as very authentically Belgian. One main weakness was lack of pleasing head but the flavor packed some punch, with sugary beety fruity character quite prominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craiginseattle (7) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2010 does not count
A big tasty malt bomb! Alcohol burn throughout. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of spice and hops. Tasty Belgian yeast ties all the flavors together. A very drinkable 10 ABV brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours mahogany with almost no head. Intensely fruity, plum, raisin, fig. Very sweet, sugary. Plum and pineapple flavors. Very crisp and drinkable. Great, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
At this moment, possibly my favorite Belgian beer. Maybe needs to be just a bit more dry to offset the sweetness, but a very full, fun, flavorful Grand Cru. My bags are full of it whenever I return from Washington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottle. Very cloudy body-looks like iced tea and orange juice mixed. Heavy straw nose. Tastes like butter, alcohol, and light malt. Sweet, but not too sweet. I enjoyed this more than the folks that I was drinking with. Donít know why.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
draft @ stumbling monk - reddish orange with foamy white head leaving considerable lacing; slight haze throughout; smooth and strong aromas of sugar and dank fruit; fruity flavors as well, but not too sweet and no sourness whatsoever; delicious

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