Formerly brewed at Epic Ales (WA)
Style: Belgian Ale
Seattle, Washington USA


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of coconut, roasted grain, honey, and rice cakes. Flavor of toasted coconut, caramel, grass, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle. How old is it when you buy a Winter Ale in August? Great head on copper-amber. Spicy aroma is Saison like. Belgian quality, yeasty and spicy. Not sure why it is called Winter as it is a nice Imperial Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19376) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color; big head. The carbonation is suspiciously too high; the aroma smells a lot of yeast (at least this is a character in some beers); with some hops. The body has a correct strength; the malt has a very spicy and yeasty flavor, therefore the final is quite astringent; the bitterness is high; and luckily there is no trace of the feared infection. A rough Strong Belgian Ale, but sometimes enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dirty orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and bread, with not too much else going on. The flavor is a little bit more complex, with some grains of paradise mixed in with the toffee and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle form Bottleworks. Dark copper brown. The beer is very effervescent, and I thought that the head wouldn’t last, but it did. It’s a nice lookin’ beer, that’s for sure. The aroma is quite pungent. This beer has a nice lemon zest aroma to it. Lots of lemon and lemongrass in this beer. Bits of yeast fruitiness are popping through as well. Lots of fruit at first, then it kind of mellows out into a lingering bitterness. Wait...that bitterness is quite nice; I’m believing that the hop flavor is due to the fact that this bottle is quite fresh. Dry towards the end. This beer is quite good. It’s a bit dry and fruity. It also has a nice lingering bitterness. The lemon fades away quite a bit as the beer warms. This beer seems to develop in terms of its yeast and fruit characteristics as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours copper with a decent beige head and a bready toffee aroma. There is a rich caramel malt flavor that start thick and sweet and finishes bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
cloudy brown, smooth white head. spicy aroma. slightly fruity, oranges. flavor is hoppy, flowery, grapefruit and faint exotic fruits, i’d guess some of the fruityness is in fact from yeast. yeasty. nice. complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
22oz Bomber – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Amber in color, cloudy with a thin white head. Lots of malt and yeast like aromas. The flavor was thick malt with light fruit and spice. Light sugar/molasses flavors and a dry finish. All these beers here at Epic have to be paired with special foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with caramel, malt, alcohol, and fruits, leading to a dry alcohol finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, pours a copper orange color with an aroma of carrots and cocoa, flavors are bitter, fruit, carmel, some metallic

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