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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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This Belgian-style strong ale has a rich malty sweetness that blends with fruit and spice derived from Belgian Trappist monastery yeast. We proudly serve it in a tulip glass, minus the roundhouse kick.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1013) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a dark bronze color with a dark amber hue, and a decent-sized creamy tan head with average retention, but good lacing and cling. The aroma featured fruity and floral notes with some earthy grain, and a bit of candy and yeast. It had a sweet fruity and malty taste with some caramel and candy flavors. The beer was pretty creamy and wet, with average carbonation and mouth-fullness, and had a slightly rich, syrupy body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4926) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft at brewery. Poured a dark, cola color with a medium-sized disipating tan head. Aroma is a bit subdued, but the flavor is candi-goodness. Rich and creamy, the alcohol is only a little noticable. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color, thick off white head. Aroma of brown sourdough bread. Taste is rich malted milk balls. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Slightly sour aroma. Mid brown coloured initially a little sweet and rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a lasting malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap-pours a tan head with brown color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, dark fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel/bready, alcohol, dark fruit, spice hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, bready malts, and some booze. Flavors of sweet caramel, dark bready malts, raisins, and a ton of booze. Finishes sweet and boozy. A little over the top with all the booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a small froth of light tan head. Has a sweet raisin dark caramel and molasses nose with some biscuity yeasty notes. Starts with a rich dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness with some authentic yeasty complexity before a slightly drier but still sweet finish. Could use a little more carbonation, but is still a pretty good example of a quadrupel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft. Large beige head atop murky brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some caramel, alcohol, light perfume. Taste is sweet, caramel, raisin, some alcohol/vinous, light alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Served a bit too cold -- better as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1368) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draft. Served in a tulip glass. Arrived at the table a murky plum color with a skim of a tan head. Plums, caramel, red apples, and candied sugar in the fairly subdued aroma. Goes down medium-bodied. Kinda thin for the style. Sweet upfront taste-wise with a good deal of caramel, candied sugar, and plums. Some light spiciness and pears follow. Dark fruits finish things off with a touch of tangy/sour cherries at the end. There is some alcohol warmth throughout, but nowhere near the level expected from the 10.2% ABV. Enjoyable.


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