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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Apis IV pours dark brown with hues of orange and red, a thick creamy off-white head, and traditional Belgian lacing. The beer has notes of bread, dark plums, figs, molasses, and honey, balanced by light earthy and floral hop aromas. The beer starts out on the pallet with caramel, honey, dark fruits and a rounded floral bitterness, with spice notes from the Belgian yeast strain we use in this beer brewed in the Trappist Belgian Dark Strong Ale tradition. Look for a medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation and slight alcohol warming. This beer is perfect for cellaring and its complex flavors will mellow out and blend overtime.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013

Bottle.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dried fruit, raisin, plum, prune, wood, sweet something - maybe honey !! light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, dark dried fruit, wood. minerals, fruit - honey, light alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121128]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and overripe fruity. Fruity and light honey. Sweet, toasted, malty and floral to fruity honey. Lingering sweet, honey and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, dried fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, dried fruits, yeast, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of adnielsen. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a small off-white head. Nutty aroma, brown sugar and molasses. Rich body, sweet licorice and again lots of brown sugar. Chocolatey, quite some minerals. Alcohol doesn’t really show. Not that Quadruply, but pleasant. 140712

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of nuts and roasted bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and roasted bread. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottled@SBWF2014. Deep rubyish colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet raisins, some yeast, mild spices as well as some ripe fruits and alcohol. Flavour is fruity, spicy, wooden, raisins, some plum, yeast and mild toffeeish notes.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Keg at SBWF. Almost clear mahogany colour, minimal head. Vinous and caramelly. Sweet with full body. Saccharine marzipan. Dough, sweetener, yeast. Mildly warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet fruits, candy sugar, caramel, notes of chocolate and hops. Nice and sweet beer that hides the alcohol well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at SBWF2014. Dark brown color, small off-white head. Grassy, woody even harsh aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweet chocolate and caramel. Very sweet and grassy. Not my beer.


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