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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Drake’s Belgian Ale is brewed using the finest malt available (97% 2-row, 3% crystal). The original gravity was enhanced with the addition of 90 lbs. of California grown Deglet Noor dates as well as 60 lbs. of Belgian beet sugar. It is bitter hopped with imported Styrian Golding hops to achieve 25 IBU’s. Imported Saaz hops, along wiht 4 lbs. of Coriander, were added at the end of the boil to imbue a flowery and spicy aroma. It was them fermented using a unique Belgian Abbey yeast strain at 72º F to impart some estery overtones. We sincerely hope that you enjoy this unique beer, our 1000th brew! Limited release of 375 bottles.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Thanks to Beerguy101 again. This belgian ale pours with an orangeish amber body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and spicy wtih a slight citrus note. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a very slight spiciness and a touch of yeast. Medium to full bodied and smooth with a slight dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
floater filled orangish amber with little head. honey coated rhubarb aroma with subtle citrus shrills. Good sublte yeast and spicey flavors, medium bodied, drinkable and enjoyable but wouldnt seek it out as anything special

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
thanks too beerguy101 for sharing. This is a middle of the road belgian ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
aroma is decent with a sweet scent, followed by a musky scent that reminds me of the beaches of Lake Michigan, appearance is copperish and seems to want to seperate and has large amount of sea monkies dancing through, flavor watery very watery sweet and a tad sour very heavy on the tongue. being it was bottle #129 of 375 attracted me to it, but the taste pushes me far away, i really wished it wouldve been better but its not... watered down tasting sweetness is all that is there...


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