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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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This beer is very popular! Extremely complex and strong at 7.1% ABV. This beer is well balanced between the caramel-malt driven profile and the dry, supporting hops. Look for hints of dark bread and a slight fig or raisin taste all backed by a strong resin, but not overwhelming hop presence.

Release #1,5 - 8.0% ABV
Release #2,7,10 - 7.8% ABV
Release #3 - 7.4% ABV
Release #4 - 7.1% ABV
Release #6 - 7.9% ABV
Release #8 - 8.1% ABV
Release #9,12 - 8.0% ABV
Release #11 - 7.3% ABV
Release #13 - 7.7% ABV


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. Very nice aroma balanced between malt and hops. Nice buttery texture in the mouth. The beer has a very nice complex taste. The finish is dry and slightly bitter, the only thing preventing this from being a phenomenal beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Cloud medium brown color (not the best looking beer), but a smooth malty flavor, similar to a weaker barley wine ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6398) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
22 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy darker red/amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toasted malt, earthy hops, some berry fruitiness, a splash of spice and resin, moderate bitterness to the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (263) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, graham cracker, resin, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp, and finishes creamy and bitter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julesjis (227) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a 22. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor is malty, slightly sweet, hoppy (but not overtaken by hops). Has almost a slight peach (sweet fruit and bitter skin) flavor to it. The sweetness mixed with the bitterness and the malt is just fantastic. Overall great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bomber bottle poured a muddy copper hue w/ a medium creamy tan and minor lacing. Light to moderate malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are rye, dark bread, raisins, and tea. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (441) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
(Bottle. Release #22 8.3%) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with caramel, dried fruit, pink grapefruit, rye bread and resiny hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, rye bread, pink grapefruit, red fruit, apricot marmalade and a generous resiny bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well made. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1199) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
A nice basic red. Pours a bright amber with a grey head. Smells and tastes like a nice red all around, nothing super unique but good overall. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft sample at the annex. Nice chestnut red color with a thin white head. Strong aroma of caramel malt and pink grapefruit hops. Spicy flavor that finishes with a lingering bitterness. Great without being too bold.


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