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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2013 vintage - 8.5% abv


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11862) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2008
33cl bottle. Large and persistent rocky beige head atop cloudy dark brown body, very nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, raisin/plum, Belgian yeast, some alcohol astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, Belgian yeast, molasses, some vinous, light straw/earthy. Medium-full body, low carbonation, quite smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2008
ambrata buona schiuma persistente nota di caramello leggere spezie fresche note di luppolo nonostante il grado alcolico rimanne piuttosto rinfrescante
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2008 Total Score: 3.7
ambrata buona schiuma persistente note caramellate leggermente speziate un lieve sentore di agrumi

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Pretty delicious strong Belgian. Nice raisin, rum, fig and cherry nose. Sweet and delicious taste with lots of dark fruits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10790) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malty, slightly spicy aroma. malty falvor with cardemom. Sweetish and spicy. Medium bodied, satisfyingly balanced, but not really interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4411) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Matly. Brown. All the so called Belgian tastes and flavors I like to absorb. Sweet. Bit of raisin thrown in. Fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3170) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival, Essen: Red coloured brew, an bitter tasting brew with some hints of fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Had on tap at the Brick Store Pub. Poured to a light reddish-brown with thin white head that lingered well and left good lacing. Nose was a pleasant mix of spciy clove and banana, as well as a hint of other fruitiness. Mouthfeel of this medium-bodied beer was carbonated and tingly with a spicy, malty flavor with just the right amount of hoppy fruit. This all rounded to a nice, dry, clinging finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Pours dark copper with a soft beige head. Very heavy bodied malty belgian strong. Big barleywine maltiness up front, heavy caramel flavors, softly toasted malt character, apricot and mild citrus. Body was syrupy and thick, viscous coating on the palate keep the sweetness all the way through the finish. Spicing was softer, letting the malt show through. Ok, but a bit syrupy sweet for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2008
11.2oz bottle from State Line Liquors (Elkton, MD). Pours chestnut colored, capped with a frothy tan head. Aroma of toffee, spice, tropical fruit, orange, and yeast. Flavor is fairly sweet, with caramel, tropical fruit, and citrus, with highlights of cocoa, clove, and alcohol. Drinkable, but pretty average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3891) - - DEC 6, 2008
clear dark brown. very bubbly appearance under a large fizzy tan head. aroma of candy sugar, caramel, yeast. flavors of brown sugar, caramel, nuts, and perfect amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon. lots of carbonation with medium body. i really like the spices in this but the high carbonation bugs me and the aroma was only decent.


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