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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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A Belgian ale that’s good for your soul. Who says only monks get to have all of the fun? Our Belgian-style ale doles out a little extra soul saving because we saw what you did.
Grain: Maris Otter, Crystal 60L, Belgian Chocolate, Special B Hops: Columbus, Vanguard Yeast: House yeast Extras: Brown Sugar, Golden Raisins, Dark Raisins, Honey
Specs: 28 IBU, 8.7% ABV, 21º Lovibond "


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2012
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Deep clear mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, brown sugar and mild fruit. Taste is sweet with a dark candi sugar, dark fruit, yeast and mildly over-roasted malt. Finishes up fruity and semi-dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
bottle... good looking beer, really nice dark mahogany, light cream head doesn’t last long... the aroma is light caramel, yeast, coffe and brown sugar... tastes like a Belgian brown ale with yeast, a bit of bubblegum, coffee, chocolate, and malt... unique and interesting, worth trying

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sampled at the source... Pours a less than cola like pour, somewhat transparent and topped with a quickly dissipating head leaving virtually nothing... Dark fruit, cocoa with a little chocolate. Some banana and that same yeasty profile consistent with most of their beer actually... Sweet toffee and lighter cocoa with more of that similar yeast influence. Mostly sweet, honey-like through the middle with a modicum of distant earthy bitterness on the backend. Just bigger than medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Not knowing the style when I pour, it looks like a brown ale with a tiny head. Closer nasal inspection reveals a light, spicy Belgian aroma. Wait, its not an abbey dubbel maybe just a Belgian Strong. Similar in flavor to 3 of the othe GB beers today though. Definately an alcohol burn with a toffee and chocloate flavor. Lasting, long finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
tap. very deep brown with small head. sweet and malty with substantial hop bitterness. a little hot. i can’t decide if this works or if it’s a flavor mess.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2011
retribution. Belgian hybrid. 8.7. reddish brown. dark orange. small head. sweet nose fully of candied sugars spices. flavor of heavy sugar, toasted grain, and light earth. caremilzrd sugar in the finish. 636313

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark brown with good, foamy, tan head / Toasty nose of roast barley, weed, pine, and chocolate / Medium body, a touch thin, malty with some chew, some sweetness but mostly dry with lots of bitterness / Astringent flavors of dark roast coffee and grass, with notes of lemon / Not bad, but ultimately awkward. No Belgian character.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sweet alcohol taste, with some spices. Attractive cloudy black color, with impressively tall head with fine bubbles. Very modest aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1225) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
Draft at Reno's east. Golden with a ruby hue and a minimal off white head. Citrus, caramel and yeasty aromas. Mild citrus and really grassy. Pretty thick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
On tap. Pours a darker amber to brown with no head at all. Nose is sweet caramel and molasses, with some brown sugar and spice with slight clove. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of tart and a low, low bitterness. Palate features some alcohol heat, thin and not heavy at all for the abv. Overall, I liked this one. It has almost a dessert-like sweetness, but the palate wasn’t very strong considering how big the beer is. Still, a nice one that I would definitely try again.


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