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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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An intense Imperial Red Ale. Belgian yeast imparts a complex aroma and vivid hop character. Small-batch brewed with rich malts and lavish hops to deliver an ABV of 8.5%. Once a winter seasonal, under new ownership at Mehana this is their best seller and a year round product.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
Aroma is fruits and floral. Pours red amber with no head. Flavor is malty and raspy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Can from the brewery. Brownish-amber colour. Aroma is phenolic Belgian yeast notes, a bit bubblegummy and definitely dubbel-ish. On the palate, it is quite sweet, with a fair bit of alcohol. Dominated by phenols (esp. bubblegum) and a good dose of malt. I guess the problem is the malt is a bit muddled and indistinct, the hops are noticeable but not balancing, and ultimately I can’t really figure out what I’m drinking or why. As this is their best-seller, I’m apparently in the minority.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1389) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draught at Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse. Fizzy dark amber color. Caramel, plum, and molasses aroma. Taste is citrus, plum, molasses, lightly bitter malt, and dark caramel. Sweet plum finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (823) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with off white head that dissipated immediately. Aroma is Belgian esters, honey, floral, toffee, fruity. Mouthfeel is great with medium light body and creamy carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight roasted astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice play on a Belgian style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Mild malty aroma. Brown colour with good head. Nice malty flavours with definite hint of candy sugar. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Safeway. Copper and hazy looks attractive. Floral notes with candied nuts. Very dry palate. Not a lot going on here but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6858) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy orange amber, rapidly collapsing head. Tart unripened berries accent yeasty light malts. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5692) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Bright red, offwhite cream. Berrylike and honeyish aroma with dry spicy and minerally notes. Fullbodied, spakly. Sweet fruity, caramel/dark sugar, dry belgian yeast notes, berries, light wood, aromatic hops. Has a Christmassy feel to it, so certainly hits the spot as winter seasonal. :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strap (436) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 19, 2013
A Belgian ale in Hawaii...not sure if you can get any further away, but this one hits the spot. Complex aroma of cherries and dark sugar, a little hops. Slightly sweet and malty. Good job ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamMoore (34) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap at Murphy's. Rich malty aroma. Light head. Copper brown color. Toasty malt flavor. Slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (275) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Smells malty, hints of bread and hay. Pours clear dark orange with a thin head. Nice deep malty flavor with a sweet finish.

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