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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Sampled @ Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2016. Unclear dark orange color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet, some caramel hints and lightly toffee. Decent body and carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt with spicy and earthy hops with pear esters. Flavor is sweet malt with spicy and earthy hops, light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2014
750 mL bottle from the brewery, bottled 02-13. Pours a hazy red-brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramelized sugar, raisin, dark fruit. The taste is toffee, raisin, citrus, bitter hops, maple syrup. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Really not the style, still an enjoyable ale. Bottle from Capone’s. Big lace. Hoppy ale, with signs of dry hopping. A sweet finish and a nice palate cleaner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 from Capone’s. Pours turbid muddy brown with a finger of tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, earthy brown sugary figgy fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, earthy, cobwebby figgy brown sugar, big hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
750mL. Clear tea amber pour with yeast floaties. Weak head formation. Nose is nutty, hoppy, mild maple, dark cherry, prune. Taste is again quite hoppy for style, even piney, mild maple, orange candies. A bit medicinal with spruce, pine, orange cough syrup. Not cloying or sticky, quite the hop bomb for style. More in the imperial red category than Old Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample @ RBBWG 2016, thanks Jeff. Léger ambré, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est plaisant au nez bien malté, grillé, et caramel, rétro sur une pointe de fruité rouge. Palais est malté, caramel, léger houblonné qui ajoute cette touche d’amertume. Petit côté grillé, sucre caramélisée persiste et franchement bien réalisé. Garde aussi ce profil fruité rouge, malté pour une bière complexe facile à boire avec ses 7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8206) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing jefverstraete! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG V. Bottled 12.2014. Hazy light brown, little off-white head. Nose is oxidized nuts, honey, touch cardboard, caramelized apple, messy sweet & sugary raw dough taste. Taste is slab of messy sugary raw dough, cardboard, honey, sugar, candy, oxidized nuts,… Honey, oxidation & big sugar body. This one is a big slab of slightly oxidized sugar, messy raw dough. Meh, lacks coherence, finesse, character etc. It packs some unfavorable oxidation on top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 20/II/16 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/14 (2016-171) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy reddish brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, very malty, dried fruits, banana, other ripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty start, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: fruity, some vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits, little sour, caramel, malty, very nice stuff this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
1 Liter growler from the brewery .. . deep brown .. mild foam .. . bread crust, earth, and raisin product .. . light body, a bit thin .. . . i’m proud as a peacork!

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