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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Brewmaster Limited Release
This beer was originally brewed in 2009 and we brought it back in 2012. Jon Meyers of Power House Brewing Company in Columbus, IN and Dan Valas at Great Crescent Brewery collaborated to create a special brew for Fall. The beer is a Belgian Style Dubbel that uses pure, sweet Indiana honey in place of the Belgian candy sugar. The 2012 edition is hopped with German Tettnanger Hops and malt includes Patagonia Malt Co. Especial is a 140L crystal malt. This brew uses the classic yeast that originates from the Chimay brewery in Belgium. ABV: 8% IBU: 24.5

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Can. Pours a fairly dark brown color with almost no head on top of it. Nose is a little sweet with some odd hints of some vary dark fruits in there. Taste is both a little sweet up front, and slightly sour on the back end. Yet it lacks the complexity that a lot of Dubbels have. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3525) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
16 ounce can
Having tried releases from both Great Crescent and Powerhouse I was not expecting anything great. This was slightly below average for either of them. It was not a drain pour but if I would have had other options handy I would have had no problems not finishing the can.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and lively, the base sparkles like a glass of Dr Pepper. Rich ruby red liquid dribbles down the side. Raspberry, rhubarb, black cherries, and malt team to form a passable experience. It is nothing remarkable though that makes you want to sit back and savor the flavor.

Flavor / Palate - Honey and melon soften up the palate on the first sip. Next comes fruity textures that are overdone as if left too long to ripen. The combination of flavors tries to do too much with too little to be satisfying. This would have been a pass in other circumstances if it werent a local.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
16oz can thanks to Brigadier, pours a clear dark reddish amber with an off white head, aroma is pretty weak overall, but has a little bit of candy sugar and a little bit of dark fruit, the flavor has some dark fruit on the front end with a litttle bit of caramel in the finish, kind of off overall, the mouthfeel is not great, pretty light, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Tastybeer provided a 16oz can. Amber, weak, yellow head, not very strong or powerful, dark cherries and toffee, lemony, bananas, palate is similar to apple and chalky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
16oz can thanks to tastybeer! Murky deep amber pour. Weak, yellow head. Weak retention. Nose is estery, phenolic, dark cherries, toffee. Taste is chalky, lemony, decent dark cherry and bananas foster dessert flavor. Palate is mealy apple, chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Can. Belgian yeast, banana aroma. Deep amber with a small ivory head. Sweet banana, yeasty bready malt flavor with light spice in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10589) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Can. Cherry cola/cotton candy and barley malt aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet cherry, Belgian yeast and caramel malt flavor. Decent body. Pretty sweet but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft sample at brewery. Aroma of sweet, bready malts, some chocolate, light apple/banana. Appearance is ruddy brown with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; the honey replacing the candy sugar produces an ale with some warm sweetness, but not overly so. Palate is bubbly and soft. Very good for the style.

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