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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at Sedona. Murky brown color, light tan head, not an attractive beer. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is spiced, earthy, muddled, boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/7/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of big fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and light-moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, bubblegum, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, banana, clove, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with a big yeast flavor presence over malt, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very solid dubbel style. Good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. The yeast definitely dominated the flavors and it needed more malt presence; but it was nicely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Apple and pear nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Pears, bananas, and cherries, nice balance. Hay on the back of the palate. Light body, very mild fusel alcohol. Quaffable, despite the higher alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A little oaky. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Light floral notes with some basement musk, resin. Some raisin. Tap at some bar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Eulogy, Philadelphia tap: Pours amber/brown with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits and some sweet malts. Taste is sweet, but not cloying. Not particularly complex, but pleasant enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2014.05.21 - Dominion Abbey Ale - on tap at Dan's. Kind of meh. Aroma - some cocoa, maybe. Some subtle bubble gum, maybe, as noted below by other review. Pours red-brown, minimal head. with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, doughy, spice. It's growing on me more as it warms up but still nothing standout. 5/4/5/3/13

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aromas of raisin, some cocoa, some slight banana, subtle bubble gum, subtle toast. Clear red-brown with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, fruity, doughy. Medium bodied, some spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On draft at the Mad Fox Maibock Festival 2014. Pours a clear deep copper with an off white head. Light caramel nose. Flavors of banana and butterscotch. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at Sedona, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, earth, spice, caramel,mild warming heat. The taste is toffee, dark fruit, caramel, earth, spice. Thin medium bodied, lingering spice, low carbonation.


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