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Grand Teton Coming Home Holiday Ale 2013



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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed in the Belgian Dubbel tradition, this year’s Coming Home Holiday Ale is big and bold yet imminently drinkable. Coming Home 2013 features celebratory flavors of dark sugar and raisins and a spicy, dry finish. It was brewed with pale and brown malts plus special dark candi sugar. The sugar addition provides a sweet aroma and dark fruit flavors without the cloying thickness typical of all-malt brews. Coming Home 2013 was fermented with ale yeast from a Belgian Trappist monastery to add hints of nutmeg, clove and other holiday spices. At 7.5% ABV this is an ale to be savored, enjoyed with friends over a holiday meal or paired with flavorful cheeses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3227) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
750 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Copper-orange body with a small, semi-durable, off-white head. Limited lacing. Aroma: wet raisins, hay, honey and brown sugar with some alcohol esters and some dark fruit and floral notes. Despite this description it is actually less appealing than hoped for and clearly the weak spot of this ale. Flavor: Lightly sweet, fruity and mildly spicy. Feel: Medium body and medium, soft carbonation. Smooth and soft. O: A nice ale for winter holidays, summer evenings, or many other occasions. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, shared by heavylaevy with phantomhennes and Shea at game night. Clear light amber gold with a dense white head. Equally toasty and yeasty, flavours of golden sugar, honey, banana, toast. Low bitterness. Not my idea of a conventional dubbel, but a really tasty pleasant beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Clear amber with a thin rocky light beige ring of foam. Pleasant aroma with toffee and toast and dates. The flavor is roughly the same, some sweet golden brown toast, dates, a bit of earthy grainy toffee malts, with a wee whisper of a metallic twang. Nice and full and semisweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
This reddish gold beer has the aroma of Apple jacks. It has a sight my swee Apple like flavor. It also has a subtle Clive tase too

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1379) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
A nice well balanced holiday ale. Pours a beautiful bright orange with a white head. Smells of Apple cider, peaches and herbs. Taste is deep, with more cider, cinnamon and coriander. Paired with a bacon sweet potato risotto, more fruit and apple cider is brought out. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Funny: commercial deScription--does it really mean to say "imminently drinkable"? It is likely that they intended to say "eminently drinkable". Nice amber color. Hazy, low head. Lighter than the style would have predicted. Low oilyness. Alcohol comes through a bit strong for a 7.5% abv. Woody, caramel notes. Smooth finish. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma of raisins, honey, brown sugar, and booze. Amber/orange/red appearance, small white head with decent lacing. Mostly sweet, light bitter, fruity and spicy. Medium body, fairly dry, average carb. and smooth, mellow finish. Better as it warms, nice holiday ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"A sweet leaning and easy drinking Dubbel. Raisins and bread and clove like spice. Some bubble gum too. Like a Belgian doppelbock. Nice brew all around..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle in Vegas, baby! Deep clear dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toffee and dark fruit. Taste is fruity caramel, malt forward but not as sweet as previous years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4768) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
From a 4 oz taster at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavors of tropical fruits and light candi sugar. Smooth finish.

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