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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2013 vintage - 8.5% abv


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Sweet and woodsy on the nose and tongue, but not a piny note to be found. Spicy peper and fruit cake. More sweetness with a slight burnt aspect. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
330ml bottle from 2007 served in a Duvel tulip. Dark garnet pour topped by a fluffy inch of off-white head. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar, red wine. Tastes of molasses, dark fruit, pepper. Nice carbonation, it left a slight sting on the tip of my tongue and combined with the alcohol to warm the throat. In my opinion it is much better than the ratings show.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye orange color with slight head aroma is sweet caramel and flowery flavor of dark fruits yeasty and a good spice finish

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - 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 (7203) - 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 (11672) - 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 (5530) - 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 (3581) - 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.


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