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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Our Belgian Style Dark Ale is inspired by traditional Abbey Ales to deliver the richest of malt flavors but with a slightly elevated hopping and increased complexity given from two different yeast strains. This malt laden ale is designed to satiate and keep your taste buds dancing.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Very nice grand cru though on the sweet side. Pours dark and rich chocolate looking, with a thin bubbly head surrounding it. Malty aroma. A sipper with rich malt taste, above average mouthfeel. Satisfying and spicey, cardomon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Pours clear dark brown with an off-white head. Medium body and carbonation. My tastebuds were kinda shot at this point, so all I really have is numbers.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bomber poured into an English pint. This beer pours hazelnut brown with a large persistent head. The aroma is slightly sour, acidic and very reminiscent of Belgian yeast. The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of nicely roasted grains and nuts in the finish. This is a multifaceted beer that changes dramatically over the course of the swallow.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Sampled from bottle. Nose of dark chocolate, soft fruit, and earthiness. Flavor fronts dried fruit and dark chocolate early on, followed by earthiness, and more fig-like fruit. Finishes dry and slightly spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2009
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours dark amber with a light tan head. It has an aroma that’s full of dark fruit. The flavor is a sweet, dark fruit accented malt. Some good balancing hops comes through in the somewhat dry finish of this full bodied brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
A lasting light brown foam remains atop the cola dark brown pour. Aromatic beer boasting a proud lineup of hops with their flowery hints that deepen the otherwise Belgianesque/weizenesque yeasty (banana cake, pudding, phenols) and fruity (very strong plum notes) foundations. In mouth, a strong liquorice aspect stays to the forefront while subtler bubblegum and various fruits never manage to overtake the beefy biscuity/toasty maltiness. Very sweet, thick-bodied, but the considerable hop bitterness manages to keep the wheels on track as far as I’m concerned. To me, this is a rather unique beer in the mold of what Lagunitas aims at: chaotic strong beers, more or less balanced, but in the case of this Green Flash example, I fell under its viril charms.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured dark brown/ruby with a beige head that laces. aorma of dark roasts, dark fruits, and chocolate. flavor of spice, dark fruit, and alcohol. medium body with medium-high carbonation. thanks for bringing this one back bob.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy via blutt59) Pours a mahogany bottle with a small beige head. Aroma of mustiness, dates, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of dates, raisins, caramel, yeast, and molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruit, yeast. Taste the same, with some grass. Medium bodied. Very enjoyable strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle shared at Butter’s Big Cellar Blowout. Clear mahogany pour with ring of white head and garnet highlights. Nose of raisin, plum, figs. Sweet malty body, with soy, brown sugar, caramel, and a coffee, bitterness. Pretty good, but not amazing.


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