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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5102) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
Light copper body, very nice creamy head. Herbal, creamy head, some toast, touch farmhouse like funk, bready. Some wood. Very nice mouth feel, excellent round and full flavoured malt malts. Great unique taste. Both historical and very modernistic feel. A characterful and daringly brewed ale with loads of flavour. Love it, big surprise. (Sampled during RBBWG 2016)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7806) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8957) - 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%.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from East End. Poured dark brown with frothy tan head. Aromas of sweet malts. Very very smooth toasty caramel flavors. Surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Dark hazy orange colour, beige foam. Sweet nose, notes of caramel and dark fruit. Bittery hoppy finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by Noodleuser: pours a clear dark copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with lightly sweet biscuity malty notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet dark caramel notes with a smooth grassy hoppy bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1583) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen, bottled in December 2014. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, honey and vanilla. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, honey and vanilla, followed by a short, slightly bitter, spicy and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly creamy to oily mouthfeel. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5765) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Sampled at RBBWG16 . Thnx for sharing ! Pours clear, dark amber. Small white head. Smell is malty, taste is bitter, sharp grains ( ambermalts ). OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9933) - 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.


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