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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Belgian red ale with fruity aroma and complex hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap, poured a murky amber with a nice white head. Fruity aromas, some yeasty/earthy notes, with some banana/clove aromas as well. Smooth flavor, some spice along with a nice hop bitterness that was not present in the aroma. Medium carbonation and very easy drinking. Great Lakes is kind of hit or miss with Belgians, but I found this one quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap @ GLBC. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Yeasty, berry aroma. Nutty almond body, hint of bitterness on finish. Not bad!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Well this is what I get for waiting. Thought Id be the first to rate this one when Chris the manager told me they just dusted off this recipe and this is the first batch in ten years. Had this one on the 28th at the brewery. What a discovery. The brew was a cloudy reddish amber color with no carbonation apparent a a very small foamy head. Very strong hops aroma, a bit grassy with notes of pear and a lot of fresh grapefruit. The first taste is very bitter then a bit watery (smooth) but can feel the bitterness of the hops on the roof of your mouth with a bit of sweet malt with notes of apple and cherry. Pretty mild brew but definitely a belgian style. I could enjoy this on on a daily basis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pub Exclusive. A Belgian Red. Darker copper off brown color, small white head. The aroma is slightly fruity but not as much as I thought it would be, light fruits like apple, pear, and a grassy and floral hop aroma. Was expecting more on flavor but this was very drinkable, light toasted malts but the real flavor is the hops. It seems like they through in hops during the whole boil and dry hopped, you get the bitterness but its just right then citrus hops take over followed by floral and grassy hops in the fore, then grassy hops linger in your mouth. They really focused on hops being an actual flavor and not just for bittering, something I may now focus on my next few homebrews.


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