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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Ale brewed with cardamom and 35% aged in oak brandy barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap: Clean golden hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma is quite spicy with heavy cardamom, white pepper, and ginger like vapours along with some biscuity and pils malts, slight Belgian clear candi sugar and Belgian yeast tones, hint of vanilla and tangerine liquors, charred oak as well. The taste follows suit with sugary and sweet malts fighting off an avalanche of spices and losing. Some candied orange peel and twangy Belgian saison like twang. The finish is slightly oaky and charred with some leathery earthy tones, alcohol while apparent is not overpowering. The mouth feel is ashy and grainy dry, honestly not very refreshing, moderate warming, tannic, and slick. Overall, an interesting effort that is simply to muddled and overspiced. I do like the Belgian character when it is free to show it’s face. I am glad to try on tap and therefore avoided buying any bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
a nice beer from DFH and FFF. the alcohol is well hidden at 9.5%, the body tingly and medium to full. this golden ale smells of sweet malt, lots of spice (cardamom, which is fairly aggressive) and a hint of brandy and oak. the barreled portion comes through a little in the flavor, but this is a spiced ale first. Given high expectations for these two brewers, this was not a standout, but a pretty nice brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this at the most recent Freetail bottle release party. Sorry for not remembering who provided it. The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of herbs and spices. I get a ton of rosemary as well as some sage and coriander. There is also a little bit of citrus in the aroma. The flavor is also very complex. I get a lot of wheat and biscuit notes with the same herbs that I found in the aroma. The oak-aging also come through and I get some tannins in the flavor. The beer is fairly dry and very spicy and herbal. The Belgian yeast also comes through in the flavor, adding to the overall complexity. Medium to high carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5839) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Draft at DFH with Andrew. Pours a bright clear yellow body. Aroma is sweet Belgian CA dying and sugary malts. Mouthfeel is sticky with flavors of sweet oak, malts, candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
(draught at chumley’s) clear golden pour, creamy tan head that tends to linger. Nose of spices, Belgian yeast, caramel, and florals. Taste is cardamom, quite alcoholic, Belgian yeast, bitter orange peel, bubblegum, and tons of caramel. Medium thick body, huge alcohol bite. I feel like 1 is going to pute under the freaking table. Alcohol not hidden at all. It’s decent but so hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5487) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cardamom, vanilla, honey, brandy, and alcohol. Taste of a ton more cardamom, vanilla, honey, and alcohol. The cardamom really killed this for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle - 750mL crowned - courtesy or GandGKevin. Gold bodied with a moderate, foamy white head. Aroma is strong cardamom, spices, grains and grass. A little too strong with the cardamom for my particular liking. Taste, however, is much more restrained spice, bigger grains, strong grassy notes, and a pleasant, subtle hint of the brandy barrel aging. Body is medium with a lively carbonation. Finishes with more grains, grassy notes, bready malts and a touch more spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
750ml bottle pours a lightly hazy, bright yellow with a cloudy, white head. Nose is minty, herbal, yeast, cloves. Flavor has tons of spice, cardamom, herbs, apples, candy, yeast. Full bodied, sweet finish. There is a really strong herbaceousness here. Not a whole lot of barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle during Late Nights @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Very gunky, yeasty nose. Some lemon and apricot. Unidentified spices. Similar flavors. A bit of sludgy tired lemon and harvest fruits. Some caramel and wood. Full body, oily. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Straw yellow pour with white head and lace. Butter sour wheat aroma. Clover, bret, butter, and pepper. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

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